Posts tagged “gold


A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding

And enjoyed layers of love.

(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)


At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk

And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.

They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”


And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint

As I enjoyed the little village

Nestling in layers of gold.

Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.


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Summer swan

Life is busy with deadlines, work

And enjoying the beauty of summer,

So I won’t be able to visit your blogs this week.

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
~Pablo Neruda

Summer swan.jpg

For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Surreal gold

Early morning —

And mist floats like a golden scarf

Over the lake,

Golden mist copy

Turning my world

Into a surreal painting made of light and sun.

Surreal copy

For more surreal skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Chasing planes

My daughter and I were enjoying a beautiful sunset together a few days ago —

And she was practising using my ‘big’ camera

When we suddenly saw a floating line of geese.


They seemed to be chasing an airplane.


The geese flew away over the trees

And the plane flew right on up to infinity.

Photos by my talented daughter; editing by me = Teamwork!

to infinity

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.

Fields of gold

I love the rolling hills

Of the Sussex countryside,

Sky post

With its endless blue

Endless blue copy

And fields of gold

Rising to meet the welcoming sky.

Fields of gold

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Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

Snowy scene

And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

Hoar frost sky

To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

Sunset branches

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.


Parasol skies

Late summer — and dawn is finally making an appearance again at a reasonable time.

Some mornings, sunrise unfurls like a parasol

Made of blue silk;


Sometimes the dawn

Is an orange burst;

Orange burst

But my favourite kind of sunrise

Is one of peace and reflection,

A canvas ready for colour

And the signature of three small birds in flight.


For more skies, please visit: Skywatch.

May postcard

May is the time of birdsong and golden light.

A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen

And demanded coffee with a merry song.


As the sun sets later and later,

Its golden light paints everything

With honeyed tones

Glittering jetty

And is the perfect background

For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry

After an evening dip.

Shake it copy

As for Oscar — he loves contemplating

A May sunset …

But no prizes for guessing

What he did next.

Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?

Sun dog

For more honeyed stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday

Lavender skies

There is nothing as magnificent

As those big lavender and gold skies —

Big purple and gold sky copy

And the total joy

Of two dogs running through the purple:

Living as if someone left the gate open.

Purple sunset copy

For more royal skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Feathered hope

An early golden sunset;

Birds flying off into the horizon; echoes of their flight left on the water.

For some reason, this simple scene

Filled me with hope for the future

And peace in the present.

‘Hope is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul.’
— Emily Dickinson
Winter sunset
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