The sunrise starts off
In lilac tones,
But soon it turns
Into a blushing dawn
With bursts of orange
For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.
There’s nothing better
Than strolling along the beach
And drinking in the heady beauty
Of a fierce orange sunset,
While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun
Turns waves into silk.
All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.
For more orange surprises, please visit: Skywatch.
When we look at ourselves in the universe,
We are but a small and humble part of the whole.
But each move and turn we make
Creates its own beautiful pattern
And tiny ripples of kindness or wonder
Can be passed onto others to enjoy.
For more lovely moments, please visit: Our World.
May started off with a snowstorm —
But before that, spring had managed
To explode in glowing cups of beauty.
Wild tulips sprouted
Paper thin wings of petals
That matched the lovely
Wings of bees enjoying the flowers.
And on a still day, if you stand quietly beneath this tree,
You can hear it humming
With the happy buzzing of bees among blooms.
For more bee-autiful posts, please visit: Our World Tuesday.
Since we’ve had fresh snow and sinking temperatures —
Down to minus 19 C this week —
I am inspired to show you the colours of cold.
Sometimes the cold is a golden fog,
Sometimes an intense orange framed by trees.
When the dawn is really cold,
The fingers of the sun paint the treetops
With frosted red.
My favourite winter colour
Has to be the diamond carpet of snow
Topped off by dazzling blue skies and sun —
It’s moments like these that lift my spirits.
For more winter/summer shots, please visit: Skywatch.
Summer memories (from last year) —
Are made up of beauty like this.
How can you feel anything but humbled and grateful?
For more good memories, please visit: Skywatch.
Frosted boats in the early morning light.
A heron bows to the beauty of a crisp early morning
Before flying off
And lending its own poetry to the sky.
For more flights of fancy, please visit: Camera Critters.
When November startles you
With an orange sunburst in one direction —
And a graceful double moon
Admiring her purple beauty in the opposite direction,
Then all you have to do is wait
Until Nature combines the two colours in a final sunset flare
To create a masterpiece.
(And yes, that’s the indomitable Oscar swimming again!)
For more sky fireworks, please visit: Skywatch.
And to see more swimming pets, please go to: Camera Critters.
… S is for the social butterflies that gather by the lake.
(Look to the left of the photo – I love the joy of that man laughing.)
… For the serenity of another dazzling sunset.
… And for skipping stones in pajamas on a warm summer night.
For more summer (or winter) shots, please visit: My World.
If I were to cut open the pie of heaven
And serve myself a slice
It would be a glorious golden canopy
Served with a dollop of dog, laughter and kids.
I’m away at the rented summer cottage (or just relaxing at home) and playing with the anklebiters and my niece and Oscar and just enjoying life, so I’m posting a little less. Only two more weeks of summer holiday – so have got to make the most of it!
Remember to click the photo to see the larger (better) version!