Posts tagged “Nature

Molten gold

One chilly morning, the fog lay like

A silken scarf across the cemetery.

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The church rose out of the golden mist

Like a ship riding on misty waves.

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A caretaker’s van looked

Picturesque against the burnished sky;

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And oh, the trees!

They floated in that sky of molten gold!

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I’ll only be posting once this week as it gets crazy busy in the run-up to Christmas.

For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.


Upside down clouds

A lone tree

Guards the lake —

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And its perfect reflection

Of upside down clouds.

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For more cloudy views, please visit: Skywatch.


Sun-kissed

Sun-kissed skies aren’t just about

Warm beaches and a hot blazing sun.

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They are also about

The way the November sun paints

The tree tops with gold and pink.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


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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For more colourful posts, please go to: Our World.


Pumpkin spice

The geese call out; they are leaving.

They look like musical notes stretched across the early evening sky.

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Lilac tones

Turn into a dazzling orange sonata.

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For more musical skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Sauna house portraits

If autumn could be summed up in a picture, it would be this one:

Golden leaves, the sauna house and Ruby posing by the water.

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Simmie would rather explore

And swim than pose.

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A week later, even more leaves have fallen off the trees,

Like whispers, and I see another portrait of the sauna house

Peeking out from behind the leaves.

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For more portraits, please go to: Our World.

 


Cloudscapes

Sometimes the rising sun (arriving later and later every day)

Sets the trees aflame;

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As for the clouds,

They give double joy:

Once in the sky and once in water reflected.

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For more cloudscapes, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from England

I had a great visit with my mum in England.

The day of my arrival saw the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia,

Which created a lovely background for sheep silhouettes.

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The next day was warm and misty.

On our walk, we saw a strange, n-ewe species:

The two-headed sheep!

(Sorry about the baa-d pun.)

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Our destination was this old, Saxon church

Dating back to the late 11th century.

My father is buried in this beautiful (and slightly isolated) location.

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I’m busy this week with work so will only be posting once.

For more postcards, please go to: Our World.

And check out: Skywatch.

 

 


Autumn scenes

It’s early autumn here …

And the fields are full of wildflowers still —

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And a dog or two.

(A wolf was spotted here a couple of weeks ago too, but it’s long gone.)

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There’s nothing more wonderful

Than running free in autumn colours.

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For more seasonal stories, please visit: Our World.

And pop over to: Skywatch too.


Swimming on Sunset Boulevard

My daughter turned 16

At the beginning of August

And I organized all kinds of surprises.

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We finished the day

With a surprise swim at sunset.

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The sky turned from orange to purple:

A perfect ending to a perfect day.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.