Posts tagged “Nature

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.


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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For more deep purple, please visit: Skywatch.


Hay up there!

It was a cool morning —

And a mist was rising up from the hay bales in the field.

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As always, my favourite model poses for me against the rising sun.

“Hay down there!” she seems to say.

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She was pretty pleased with herself

For jumping up so high.

“I’ve got to bale now!” she says, and then jumps down

To go home.

(Hope these bad puns aren’t the last straw.)

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For more bale-ful jokes, please visit: Our World.


The little sauna house

At the beginning of the summer,

Building started down by the lake.

It was a lovely place to sit and contemplate the sunset.

(That’s Ruby posing.)

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A few days ago, I went back to the lake

And could see that the construction was now finished.

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Turns out that the local caravan park

Has built a sauna for its guests

On the shore of the lake.

(Still plenty of room for Simmie to swim!)

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For more delights, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

Work is busy so I’ll only be posting once this week.


Trumpeting light

Is that an angel —

Or an elephant —

Trumpeting across the horizon at sunset?

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(In other news, WordPress informs me

That I’ve been blogging for nine years!

Thank you for sticking with me all these years.)

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For more visions, please go to: Skywatch.


Golden nights

The long light evenings in Scandinavia

Are called white nights because it never really gets dark.

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But for me, they will always be

Dazzling, honey’d golden nights,

Where the setting sun

Matches the red fur of my dogs.

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For more dazzling stories, please go to: Skywatch.


Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.

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Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.

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Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.

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For more sweet stories, please visit: Our World.


New kid on the block

The setting sun threw out a white arc

Of cloud as we walked down to the lake

To welcome the new jetty.

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It is a good place to sit

And watch the coloured ribbons in the sky.

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For more sunsets, please visit: Skywatch.


Tangerine dream

Down by the lake,

The sun goes down in a burst of orange.

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Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —

And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!

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Ruby prefers to sit and gaze

At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.

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For more peachy moments, please visit: Skywatch.