Posts tagged “Our World

The elegance of winter

A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall

And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.

Berries

The dried seed pods

Glowed like lace in the sunlight

Golden thistles

And delicate diamonds

Glittered on slender stems.

Sparkles copy

Even the snowballs on the frozen lake

Looked like pearls.

Snowballs copy

But my favourite sight – as always –

Are snowflakes of joy.

Snowflakes of joy copy

For more elegance, please visit: Our World.


Wonderland

It’s been a fairly mild winter again.

But back in December, we enjoyed a week or so of wonderland!

I found some lamps ready to light the way

Lamps

And a little brown cabin

Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.

Little boat house

This magnificent tree

Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —

Tree

As did Ruby!

Ruby in frost copy

But my favourite sight has to be

This hidden red cottage

Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.

Little red house copy

For more frosted views, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Dancing flowers

As I was browsing through my archives, I came across some photos

Taken one lovely summer’s day at the botanical gardens.

It was a day of flowers and smiles (that’s my daughter in the background);

Purple smiles

When pink leaves dazzled

In the sunlight;

PInk leaves

And bee houses

Perfumed the air.

Bee houses

It was a time of

Dancing flowers,

Dancing flowers copy

And time to stop

And smell the vivid heart of a hibiscus.

Hibiscus heart

For more stories, please visit: Our World.


Frosted breath

It was the end of October

And the frosted jetty floated in the rising sun.

Frosted jetty

A glowing Ruby

Was ready to play in the golden light.

Ruby on table

The frost turned her breath

Into a white beard.

Frosted breath

Grass crunched underfoot —

And the diamond-studded earth

Made a lovely canvas for a meeting with friends.

After all, happiness is a frosted dog!

Frosted dogs

For more warm stories, please visit: Our World.


Be-dewed

Autumn went by in the blink of an eye,

But before it disappeared, it left some dewy gifts:

Yellow suns,

Yellow suns

A spent sunflower

Adorned with a spider’s web,

Sunflower

A glorious necklace of dewdrops

On soft petals,

Be-dewed

Hot pink

Rainy flowers,

Pink beauty

And a dreamy

Pink tutu.

Pink tutu

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


What I learnt from Venice

Tired of all my Venice photos? Good – neither am I!

What I learnt from Venice:

When we give people (or nature) the space and love they need

They can go their own way and create something wonderful.

Go your own way copy

Going off the beaten path

Leads to new wonders and perspectives.

Canal

Handle with love —

A philosophy that makes life more beautiful.

Love handle

And, sometimes, in the midst of ruins

Treasures can be found.

Old door copy

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

 


Bedazzling

Autumn is a glowing time of year:

Glowing

When trees glow

And leaves catch fire.

On fire

It’s a joyful time

Of dewy play

Joy

And swans

Showing off their families on the local lake.

Swan family

And, if you’re lucky,

You can catch frosted jewels

Among the leaves.

Frost copy

For more glowing pictures, please visit: Our World.

 


Rainbow wishes

The golden evening light of late summer

Transforms even the humblest of flowers

Into works of art:

Fluff

From downy pillows of fluff

To small wishes ready for take off.

Take off copy

And if you’re lucky,

You might even see a dandelion rainbow.

Rainbow

For more wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Puppy tales

I’m away in Gothenburg this week so won’t be around to visit you,

But I want to leave you with some sweet pictures of Ruby and her three-week-old puppies.

Ruby was very happy to see us – and we we were overjoyed to see her.

Ruby and pups

Her pups were constantly calling for attention —

Who could resist that sweet tail?

Puppy tail

They were very affectionate

And not afraid of us at all.

Pup in arms

In fact, they seemed to find some of us

Very tasty indeed!

(More puppy pictures coming up next week.)

Beard and pup

I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post.

For more sweet tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Crocus, rejoicing

Spring rejoices in the crocus —

Covering her with ice on those cold April mornings.

Frozen

Spring comes dressed

As a single purple flower;

Single

In a happy group

Of colours;

Happy group copy

Or in a trio

Of petals and shadow and beauty.

Crocus trio copy

For more joy, please visit: Our World.


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