Posts tagged “Nature

Chasing planes

My daughter and I were enjoying a beautiful sunset together a few days ago —

And she was practising using my ‘big’ camera

When we suddenly saw a floating line of geese.

Birds

They seemed to be chasing an airplane.

Chasing

The geese flew away over the trees

And the plane flew right on up to infinity.

Photos by my talented daughter; editing by me = Teamwork!

to infinity

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Sunset boulevard

Better than TV:

A stunning sunset show

Performed by Nature.

Sunset boulevard

For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Surf’s up!

Just back from a fabulous week

In Baleal Surf Camp, Portugal

Where the water was cold,

Boards

The kids stood up on their surfboards

The very first day,

Surfing

The skies over the sand dunes

Were so wide and embracing

Dunes and sky

And the scenery wild

When the rain came rushing in.

Rainy beach

For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.


Hot red chili pepper skies

Chili peppers are measured in Scoville units,

With the spiciest pepper in the world scoring over two million Scovilles.

I think these red hot clouds would also score highly, don’t you?

Hot red chilli

And what better way to enjoy a vibrant sunset

Than with a good furry friend!

Sunset with a friend

For more spicy sunsets, please visit: Skywatch.


Breathtaking

Sometimes a sunset

Is so breathtaking

Basketball copy

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.”

Sea of clouds copy

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

Fields and fields

Of foamy clouds in the sky!

Endless clouds copy

I had to stop and talk to those clouds

For a very long time.

(All photos from my archive of 2010.)

Foam in sky copy

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.

Clock face

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.

Storm clouds copy

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.

 


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