Posts tagged “landscape

Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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Oh that winter light!

There is a narrow, hidden path that comes out

Next to a gorgeous lakeside house.

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As you emerge from the path,

You might find yourself bathed in honeyed light on a clear winter’s day.

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The light pours golden and warm

Over the hibernating bees — reminding us that

There are sweet things just around the corner.

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Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple

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And blue that roll over the landscape

As the sun slowly rises to say hello.

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And, of course, my poser Ruby

Looks good in that early morning light.

(Meanwhile, Simmie just prefers to run around 

In circles enjoying the snow! :-))

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Magical horses

Up on the Downs in Sussex, England,

On a magical sunset evening —

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Layers of golden hills

Glow like jewels

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While horses graze

And rainbows sparkle.

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By the lake

I found a charming beach hut

Down by the lake.

(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)

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The view across the frozen water

To the other side looks pretty too.

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Further along, we turn up towards

The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.

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The warm colour and old timber

Offers a peaceful sight.

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Before turning homewards,

I take a moment to enjoy

Simmie’s frozen whiskers.

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Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

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But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

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Playing the blues

There’s nothing more delicious

Than the blue hour of morning,

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When clouds freckle the lake,

Boats float on blue silk,

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And leaf-studded frost

Decorates the jetty.

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The search for colour

Sometimes – in that hiatus between real winter and the thaw that teases us with hints of the spring to come…

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… the world becomes a haze of grey skies and slushy snow the colour of old leaves.

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That is when the spirits soar on the discovery of some much-needed colour.

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Sometimes it is hard to see the beauty that is staring you every day in the face.