Posts tagged “kids

Summer love

One evening in the early summer

There was a special light in the air.

Midges danced around Ruby like small diamonds;


Brother and sister enjoyed

Some quiet moments of beauty while Simson charged in for a dip;

Sibling love copy

And a special glow painted the landscape

With summer light.

Summer glow

For more summer love, please visit: Skywatch.


It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –

Can change in the space of a day or two:

From cloudy drama


To the joyfulness

Of dogs frolicking

In a glorious sunset.


For more joy, please visit: Skywatch.

Skies of love

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.

Heart hands

For more lovely shots, please visit: Skywatch.

He ain’t heavy – he’s my brother

My children.

They make my life complete.

And my daughter turned twelve a few days ago… Sigh – they grow up too fast, don’t they?

I’m off to the little cottage by the sea again – HURRAY! – so won’t be around to visit you all. Back in a few days.

He ain't heavy copy

For more adorable-ness, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

Be dazzled

You’re never too old

Or too young

To enjoy the rich, vibrant honey

Of a dazzling sunset

With your best buddy —

(Makes it even sweeter if you’re brother and sister).

Thank you everyone for entering my give-away. The lucky winner is the amazing Inner Chick – do visit and say hi to her!

Prepare to be bedazzled at Skywatch!

On the beach

A day out at the beach

Can fill you with joy

And teach you that you need to make time for rest —

And space for play and imagination.

Even when stripped down to the bare bones,

We still have a rusty beauty.

At the end of the day,

It is enough simply to be,

And to be who we are.

For more life lessons, please visit: Our World.

Sunny side up

I’ll be England by the time you read this

(So won’t be visiting you all as frequently as usual).

My sister has warned me that there will be plenty of rain.

Weather aside, I’m sure there will be plenty of time for play and laughter —

As long as we remember that we all carry a piece of sunshine within.

Make each day your masterpiece. — John Wooden

For more sunny side up posts, please visit: Our World.

Midsummer roses

Midsummer is one of the biggest holidays in Sweden. It’s all about eating and dancing around the maypole. Usually in the rain.

One year, I’m going to photograph it all… But this year, we spent so long at the pool before lunch that we just didn’t have the energy to go down to the local celebrations.

We did celebrate the light, the warmth and the sun in our own way.

Life may not always be a dance on roses, but that doesn’t stop you from dancing in a shower of rose petals.

It’s all about your attitude.

You can complain that roses have thorns.

Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.

For more midsummer (or midwinter) beauty, please visit: Our World.

Signs of love

A wave of guerrilla goodness has been sweeping my world.

Last week on my way to work, the entire square was plastered with words of encouragement:

“Your smile lights up the world!” and “Have a lovely day!”

This one made me laugh. “Your mother loves you!”

And this weekend, as I was shivering on the path by our lake,

I spied a heart drawn in the earth.

The next day, I was walking in the woods in a snow blizzard

When I caught sight of this heart planter hanging from a tree.

My spirits lifted immediately!

But my favourite signs of love

Are always these treasures: my kids.

And with that, I wish my compassionate and lovely son a Happy 9th Birthday.

For more kindness, please visit: Our World.

March delight

Sunny days and freezing nights

Create March magic:

Sparkling snowflakes,

Trees dressed in frosty crystals

And melting snowy spikes

That freeze the face and cause delight.

For more joyful shots, please visit: Our World.