Posts tagged “Nature

Breathtaking

Sometimes a sunset

Is so breathtaking

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That all you can do

Is stand there humbled

Exhiliration

And drink in all the wonder.

Peace

For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Floating in clouds

 Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.”

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Many years ago, I woke up to an amazing sight:

Fields and fields

Of foamy clouds in the sky!

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I had to stop and talk to those clouds

For a very long time.

(All photos from my archive of 2010.)

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For more floating clouds, please visit: Skywatch.


Pink heaven

I had planned to take my big camera into Stockholm to photograph the sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms,

But the hail and rain meant that the camera stayed dry at home. (All these photos were taken with my iPhone.)

I decided to revel in the pink beauty of the blossoms anyway,

And I’m glad I did.

Blossoms - alley

The blossoms on the north side

Remained curled up in bud

Deserted

While the flowers were blossoming on the south side,

Looking so fragile and pretty against the rain.

Rainy

My spirits soared at the sight

Of a dreamy pink canopy weaved

Of dreams and petals.

Canopy

“In the cherry blossom’s shade,

There is no such thing as a stranger.” — Issa

Dewy

For more beauty – pink or otherwise – please visit: Our World.

 


Tiny beauties

A sure sign of spring

Are the tiny lilac beauties (wood anemones)

Blooming in the woods.

Bright petals

You can’t but help feel happy

When you see their merry heads

Nodding on the forest floor.

Purple and blue

Their petals become paper thin

In the sunlight.

paper thin

I notice a dry leaf glowing

Like a stained glass window.

Leaf

These flowers are protected in the Stockholm region

So you’re not allowed to pick them.

I’m happy about that —

As their beauty remains for all to enjoy,

Spread at our feet like a blanket of dreams.

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


Stormy

When a storm draws in

With curtains of cloud,

Stormy sky

It’s time to enjoy

The drama of the sky.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from February

The skies in February

Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes

Snowy scene

And my favourite kind of sparkle —

Hoar frost in the early setting sun

Hoar frost sky

To the jackpot of frosted branches

And gently falling snow.

Sunset branches

For more peaceful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Blue beauty

Early morning copy

Today, I woke up to minus temperatures

A frosted blue sky,

And two furry posers down by the lake.

Pose

At last – a glorious dawn

Singing its golden promises

Of melting ice and beauty.

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For more posing beauties, please visit: Skywatch.


A winter’s tale

Back in February, we took a trip to visit a new friend

Living on the shore of a large inland lake.

High and dry

Some boats were marooned in the harbour

And people strolled out onto the frozen lake

To enjoy the view.

Sky

I felt all buoyed up

By the dazzling snow and sunlight.

Buoys

Just as we were leaving,

The sun made a glorious spectacle of itself

Casting a golden glow over this winter’s tale.

Sunset

For more golden tales, please visit: Our World.


Lilac memories

Back in October,

The sky turned lilac

Purple ribbon

And the water filled

With slender ribbons and hearts made of clouds.

Ribboned sky

And underneath all that splendour,

The ducks swam  on purple velvet.

Ducks on velvet

For more velvet memories, please visit: Skywatch.


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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For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.


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