August offers up a universe of lovely bouquets:
A dazzling pink galaxy of flowers;
Yellow suns floating in the wind;
Or a floral star in the sky;
And, finally, an orange planet
Of gorgeous, sunlit petals.
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Down by the lake,
The sun goes down in a burst of orange.
Simmie gets a burst of energy from the view —
And a swim in the cold water. He’s a happy boy!
Ruby prefers to sit and gaze
At the tangerine dream of another beautiful sunset.
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The sunrise starts off
In lilac tones,
But soon it turns
Into a blushing dawn
With bursts of orange
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.