Before summer got into full swing over here,
Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning
To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;
On purple baubles
And the vibrant splash
Of sunny silken petal.
It was hard work for Simson to lie still
And watch me —
Just look at the concentration on his face!
For more happy baubles, please visit: Our World.
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!
When the golden sun
Dazzles on the water
And it’s still bright
At gone 9.30 in the evening —
Then the heart fills with
Wonder and love.
For more lovely shots, please visit: Skywatch.
Sometimes, early morning
Is a magical place —
Where it feels as if
Dreams can come true
Right there on the edge
Of the first apricot blush of dawn.
For more magic, please visit: Our World.
Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up
On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.
Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)
But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.
She then scaled a tall rock
And decided to share a spring shower with me.
Once out of the water,
She started to steam in the cold air.
No matter how hard he tried,
Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!
In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,
Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.
For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.
Today, I woke up to minus temperatures
A frosted blue sky,
And two furry posers down by the lake.
At last – a glorious dawn
Singing its golden promises
Of melting ice and beauty.
For more posing beauties, please visit: Skywatch.
The great big
Hallelujah of the sun
Bursting out into song
Over rooftops and trees
Gives me energy.
Even the melody of the setting sun
In the city a couple of weeks ago
Sang a beautiful tune.
For more music, please visit: Skywatch.
When the broken yolk of the sun
Splashed over the ice,
I knew a wonderful sky was coming.
(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)
I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera
And was just in time
To see the sky
Romancing the snow.
For more heart-felt skies, please visit: Skywatch.
The blushing apricot tones
Of dawn light up the sky,
And bring a sparkle
To the trees wearing
Their winter dress of hoar frost.
Then the dawn mellows
Into a melody of lilac and pink
Over the old church across the frozen lake.
Who says cold isn’t beautiful?
For more sky songs, please visit: Skywatch.
A little piece of Oscar was returned to us
In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.
He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)
And is in constant motion.
(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)
When he does slow down,
He is adorably goofy.
(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)
Ruby enjoys his company –
In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)
And when I asked them to pose and say cheese, I got this!
(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)
For more furry and non-furry stories, please visit: Our World.