Posts tagged “golden retrievers

Golden wonder

A perfect April evening …

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A golden sunset

Where the heart is filled

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With joy and wonder.

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For more amazing sunsets, please visit: Skywatch.


Fare thee well, winter?

Winter seems to be waning —

I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!

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But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:

With thick snow on the iced over lake.

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It’s cold in the mornings,

So, if we are lucky,

We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns

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And diamond-studded

Golden fur.

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For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.


Spring: Viking-style

Afternoon sunset

Finds us enjoying the cold.

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The setting sun

Brings lilac with it

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And tones of

Frozen gold.

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For more spring shots, please go to: Skywatch.


Spot the …

Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek

Among the trees –

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While Simmie says

Peekaboo with snow.

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What about this photo –

Can you spot the dog?

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What about now? Only teasing –

I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.

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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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For more furry and non-furry shots, please visit: Our World.

 


Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,

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The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —

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And meet it with wonder and joy.

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


Cold crystals

It’s real winter at last!

The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes.

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The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.

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And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!

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Ruby doesn’t mind the

Crystals on her face.

(Neither does Simmie but he’s too busy running around for me to snap a shot of him.)

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Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.

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For more icy or sunny scenes, please visit: Our World.

 


Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)

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Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:

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Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.

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Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.


Pink frosting

So far winter has mainly been gray and mild,

So we have to make the most of those glorious

Pink frosted dawns with ice on the lake

And furry friends on the jetty.

Wishing you all the much love and joy in this festive season!

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For more celebration, please visit: Our World. 

And don’t forget Skywatch.


Sauna house portraits

If autumn could be summed up in a picture, it would be this one:

Golden leaves, the sauna house and Ruby posing by the water.

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Simmie would rather explore

And swim than pose.

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A week later, even more leaves have fallen off the trees,

Like whispers, and I see another portrait of the sauna house

Peeking out from behind the leaves.

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For more portraits, please go to: Our World.

 


Autumn surprises

Autumn is a golden

Curtain of leaves;

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It’s the russet fur

Of autumn-coloured dogs;

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And the surprise of deer

Blending in with the trees.

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For more great surprises, please visit: Our World.