Posts tagged “Nature

Implausibly pink perfection

Dawn blushes

And tinges everything pink:

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As the sun rises

We enjoy a moment of rose-tinted serenity.


The view from my new part of the lake

Is simply stunning on an early morning, don’t you think?

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For more pink perfection, please visit: Skywatch.

Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.


That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.


It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;


And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

September swim

September has been magically warm.

One evening, my daughter and I went down to the lake

For a sunset swim.


The dogs dived in for joy

While the sun cast its orange glow

On water and stone.


For more doggone good times, please visit: Skywatch.

Misty beauty

Sunrise and it’s the autumn equinox:

The lake is still and beautiful

With rising mist in shades of pink.


The moon admires itself in the water –

Reflecting brightly like a silver penny.

(I’ve forgotten my big camera —

But as the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.”)

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For more mist-erious shots, please visit: Skywatch.


A couple of weeks ago, I was at my brother’s wedding

And enjoyed layers of love.

(This is my favourite shot from the day – just after the wedding ceremony was finished.)


At the end of the day, I went for a lovely walk

And met these newly shorn creatures, who had just lost their layers of fur.

They seemed to be saying, “Alpaca my bags and come along with you.”


And, finally, the sunset did not disappoint

As I enjoyed the little village

Nestling in layers of gold.

Layers both conceal and reveal the beauty within.


For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.



Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake


And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.


For more gorgeous sights, please visit: Skywatch.

Magical horses

Up on the Downs in Sussex, England,

On a magical sunset evening —


Layers of golden hills

Glow like jewels


While horses graze

And rainbows sparkle.


For more golden dust magic, please visit: Skywatch.


I’m off to England at the end of the week —

It’s a very special occasion.


My brother is getting married!

So there will be celebrations, the eating of good food


And some long walks up on the South Downs, I hope.

I’m looking forward to a love-filled week.

(I’ll be back on my blog in a week or so. Until then, take care!)


For more love stories, please visit: Our World.

Catch me a sunset

Enjoy the view.

Throw out the line

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And catch a beautiful

Summer sunset.

(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able

To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)


For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.

Strawberry surprise

The jetty in my old neighbourhood

Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.


And the world looks deliciously

Enchanting with the rising sun.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.