Let me tell you the story of summer —
Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.
It’s a story of dogs and a lake
And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.
It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset
With a stranger, who had driven all the way to my small part of the world,
From Russia with his family.
And now it’s a story I share with you.
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Late summer evening —
The sky is sizzling as the sun goes down.
If you’re a dog, then you run,
Jump and enjoy!
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Guess what? The ice has melted!
But only a few days ago, it lay thick
Under a blanket of fluffy clouds.
Ruby loves jumping on stuff and posing —
And I love taking snaps of her when she does.
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Winter seems to be waning —
I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!
But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:
With thick snow on the iced over lake.
It’s cold in the mornings,
So, if we are lucky,
We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns
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The snow is gradually melting away —
But only last week, it lay thick in the fields
Below a blue canopy of silk.
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Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek
Among the trees –
While Simmie says
Peekaboo with snow.
What about this photo –
Can you spot the dog?
What about now? Only teasing –
I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.
It was lying down in the snow and got up with difficulty.
It was much bigger than Simmie so, at first, I thought it was a wolf.
We looked at each other for a long time – each of us not so different from the other.
Then we went our separate ways.
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One morning, I stepped out
Into a world of magical, freezing fog.
Standing on the top of a cliff,
It felt as if I were floating in a fairytale kingdom,
Where the reflections of the clouds
Were mirrored on the fog.
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It’s the tail end
Of the Christmas holidays;
Mainly grey and mild —
But we finally got some cold weather.
Decorate the wall and window of the
Little sauna house on the lake.
When the sun finally showed its face,
The view was gloriously peachy.
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The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:
I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!
But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:
Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.
Try out new perspectives and angles;
Remember to enjoy the view
And have some fun (even if you look silly);
And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have
Rather than on what you don’t have.
Seize more moments here: Our World.
And don’t forget Skywatch.
I love it when the sun sets
In dramatic purple hues
Or in soft, lilac tones.
(As you can see, the little sauna house
Is now docked next to the jetty
Leaving the beach and its views free again.)
For more deep purple, please visit: Skywatch.