Posts tagged “dogs

The invitation

Wide skies of

Red and purple

Wide skies

Invite us to drink

In the wonder and beauty of nature —

Sunset lake

And, of course, if you’re a dog,

To take a dip in

Rose-tinted water.

On jetty

For more wondrous sights, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;


Brother and sister enjoyed

Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;

Sibling love copy

And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer siesta

School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.


The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer

By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,

And learning something new: surfing.


I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week

(Hope there are no problems!)

I won’t be around for about ten days or so

So won’t be commenting on your blogs.

Catch you later!


For more sunshine, please visit: Skywatch and Our World.

Enjoying my greens

The spring rains fall

Leaving behind crystal balls on leaves —

Entire worlds living in those small raindrops.


Grass grows wildly

Dotted with the cheerful faces

Of dandelions and dogs.


A tiny yellow snail

Reminds me that slow

Is the pace of nature


And that trees reflected

Create their own art.

Leafy view

For more greens and other colours, please visit: Our World.

With ears flapping

Spring is due here any moment…

I can tell by the grey days we’re having

Simson jetty

When branches drip

With rainy pearls,

Rain pearls copy

And catkins

Revel in melting snow.

Catkin copy

The little yellow suns of the crocus

Patiently wait for some sun

As do we.


In the meantime, I enjoy the orange pop of a boat —

I like how the lines on the boat match

The waves on the lake.

Orange pop

And when another hail or snowstorm rushes in

We meet it with ears flapping

And hair flying – in the hope that spring will soon arrive.

Ears flapping

For more dramatic stories, please visit: Our World.

Golden horizon

November was mild and grey —

But one day, the sun broke through the cover

To create a lovely golden horizon of trees.

Golden horizon

Clouds floated by

In rainbow colours,


And, of course, Ruby had to pose

At the end of the jetty under the silver sky.

Ruby copy

For more golden skies, please go to: Skywatch.

Travel light

I hope you travel through the coming year

With light and love in your hearts.

Winter dog and girl

For more loveliness, please visit: Skywatch.


Autumn is a time of exuberant energy —

It’s quite zensational, in fact.


The golden coins of leaves

Hang like happy suns in the trees;

Golden coins

The light in the woods

Is magical.

Light copy

Everywhere you go,

You can see flying leaves

(Those black dots aren’t dirt, they are leaves!)

And beautiful views.

Golden view

And the best thing about autumn

Is that you’re never too old

To frolic in the leaves.

Ruby leaves

For more joy, please visit: Our World.


Autumn is a glowing time of year:


When trees glow

And leaves catch fire.

On fire

It’s a joyful time

Of dewy play


And swans

Showing off their families on the local lake.

Swan family

And, if you’re lucky,

You can catch frosted jewels

Among the leaves.

Frost copy

For more glowing pictures, please visit: Our World.


Poppy love

Back in May,

The poppies were out in abundance —

Big poppy copy


Waving gently in the sun;

Flock of poppies

Some with flamboyant red

Upside down tutus;

Poppy cup

Others a mere

Poppy burst.

Poppy burst

I took a long time taking photos,

So Ruby had to check on me every now and then.

(She’s still on maternity leave with her pups at the moment though.)


For more bursts of colour, please visit: Our World.


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