Posts tagged “Our World Tuesday

Sun dogs

Ruby is getting her mojo back

And enjoying our lake sunsets again.

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Under supervision, she jumps up

On rocks for treats.

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And, of course, both dogs

Are used to our photo sessions at sunset.

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For more patient creatures, please go to: Our World Tuesday.


Outside looking in

The Old City of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia is very old.

Dating back to the 7th century, it has been built and re-built over hundreds of years.

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It has a wide variety of churches and other buildings —

Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

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The restored roof tiles look good

Against the old stone.

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The city walls were built in the 14th and 15th centuries

And encircle what is now the ‘modern’ city of Dubrovnik.

About 42,000 people live in those old houses and flats!

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For more old perspectives, please go to: Our World.


Blue-tiful

During my trip to Sussex, I climbed up Beachy Head.

The walk is a steep one – but I was joined

By wildflowers and stunted trees waving their hair in the wind.

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The blue of the sea faded

Into the blue of the sky.

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I heard the skylarks – and also a more unusual sound –

Bagpipes being played by a lone piper (intent on not annoying his neighbours?)

He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.

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For more stories, please go to: Our World.


Autumn, reflected

The bare bones of autumn

With rich splashes of colour are delightful.

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The fiery lanterns of leaves

Hang upside down in still waters.

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And all that gold from the autumn sun

Is reflected back on furry coat and field.

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For more autumnal beauty, please visit: Our World.


Winter snapshots

Winter has many forms of beauty —

Sometimes it’s clear ice and cloudy skies,

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Or a burst of pink dawn;

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At other times, it’s golden fog

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Or a honey glow over cottage and snow.

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All photos taken with my mobile phone, so please excuse the quality.

I’m away for work this week, so may not have time

To get around to your blogs.

I’m linking up to: Our World and Skywatch. Please pop over there for a visit!


Winter haitus

 

One day, it’s glorious autumn

And bursts of colour,

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The next, it’s heavy snowfall

And the magic of winter —

With autumn leaves still hanging on.

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Although all this snow has now melted,

(Yes, all melted away!)

We had one wonderful week

Full of the magic of snow.

(I’m hoping it will come back before Christmas.)

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For more magic, please visit: Our World.

 


Golden threads

Wonderful things happen when the sun

Breaks through in a ball of golden glow.

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The sunshine hitting cold ground

Creates an angel of light

As fog rises to meet the dawn.

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Cobwebs strung across the fields

Are delicate, golden threads

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And feathery fluff from wild flowers

Rests among friends in a field

Of golden bokeh.

(By the way, it started to snow here on November 1st!)

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For more gold, please go to: Our World.


The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.

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Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.

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Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.

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A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.

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For more treasures, please visit: Our World.


Out of the blue

It’s always fun finding

The quirky side to a new place.

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Ericeira, a small coastal village in Portugal,

Blue me away with its lovely azure glass tiles

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And hand-y door knobs.

Aren’t they just blue-tiful?

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For more fun and fewer bad puns, please visit: Our World.


Enjoying my greens

Early summer is

A symphony of green and wildlife:

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The green is

Sometimes luminous and startling,

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Sometimes like dewy

Emerald fireworks,

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And sometimes abstract paintings

In the rain.

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For more greens, please visit: Our World.