Posts tagged “dogs

Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.


The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.


As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.


The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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For more amazing colours, please go to: Our World.


Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;


Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;


Where trees

Are luminous in the water;


And where dogs

Swim in clouds.


For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.


Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.


Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.


A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.


For more treasures, please visit: Our World.

September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.


The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.


For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.

Delicious fog

A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.

It was eerily misty in the woods.


Suddenly, the sun broke through

Transforming everything into

Golden strips of light —


As if greeting the early morning

With a hallelujah.


For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Prancing into spring

It was a cold and windy day in late April

And the beavers were busy down by the lake.

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The chill in the air did nothing

To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —

Look at those ears fly!


Being down at the lake

Means only one thing: swimming fun!

(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)


Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning

Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water

And dreamed of warmer days.


For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.

Oh, that golden light!

Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning

In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst

Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.

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(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.

This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)

For more magical photos, please visit: Skywatch.

By the lake

I found a charming beach hut

Down by the lake.

(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)

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The view across the frozen water

To the other side looks pretty too.


Further along, we turn up towards

The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.

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The warm colour and old timber

Offers a peaceful sight.

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Before turning homewards,

I take a moment to enjoy

Simmie’s frozen whiskers.

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For more charming stories, please visit: Our World.

Full moon frost

It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…

As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.

We walked through a magical landscape

Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.

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The full moon was just setting in the early morning

As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.

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Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?

I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.

I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.


For more frolicking dogs and other sights, please visit: Our World.


Jetty, my jetty!

By the time you read this, we will have received the keys to our new (and bigger) house and I’ll be busy moving.

We’re not moving far – only 2.5 km away – but the lake won’t be right on my doorstep. No more rushing out in sun and rain to record my favourite jetty.

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We will still be living near the same lake (but further south) – it’s about a kilometre walk away from the new house. So, I hope to find new views to photograph and share with you.

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This jetty has been such an inspirational part of the last sixteen years and I’ll be sad to move – but happy that we have found something more suited to the needs of our family now.

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The next week or so will be very busy, so please forgive me if I don’t get round to visiting you. In the meantime, please do keep in touch with me via Facebook. You’ll find me here: Lady Fi on Facebook.

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For more stories, please visit Our World.

And for great skies, go to: Skywatch.