Posts tagged “landscape

Hanging on to autumn

Our winter snow has washed away in the rain,

So I’m still hanging on to autumn.

(Pictures taken a couple of weeks ago.)

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I can’t get enough of the bright reflections,

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The emerald of the evergreens

Blending with the fiery colours of the birch trees.

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The blueberry forests are green once again,

But I spy a furry friend in her autumn coat.

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Drama in the skies

We had a lovely snowfall, which has now all melted away unfortunately,

But I made it down to the lake to enjoy the view before the snow disappeared.

This is our sunset at 14.45!

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Clouds created

Lilac veils of drama

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And the trees seemed to tickle

The purple bellies of the clouds.

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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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Paint me lilac

I love it when the sun sets

In dramatic purple hues

Or in soft, lilac tones.

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(As you can see, the little sauna house

Is now docked next to the jetty

Leaving the beach and its views free again.)

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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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