Posts tagged “Our World

It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —

With

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Or without a dog:

Winter is beautiful.

(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.


Full moon frost

It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…

As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.

We walked through a magical landscape

Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.

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The full moon was just setting in the early morning

As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.

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Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?

I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.

I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.

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For more frolicking dogs and other sights, please visit: Our World.

 


Light and hope

The tradition of Lucia is my favourite time of year:

When the darkness is lit up with candles and song.

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The light comes in many forms —

Whether it is the hope

For better times to come

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Or as a metaphor for love and compassion:

Those two metaphorical candles that drive out the darkness.

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For more light, please visit: Our World.


Towards that golden horizon

As autumn drew to a close,

Leaves fell and a heron flew across the sky.

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Ducks skimmed the water

Looking like scattering leaves

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Before flying away

To a golden horizon.

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For more golden moments, please visit: Our World.


Living in a Japanese painting

Autumn has been and gone over here —

But I’m reliving some of the leafy beauty still.

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One morning, I passed the local kindergarden

And noticed the maple leaves glowing

In the pink sunrise. They were stunning.

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Hiking out into the countryside

A lovely pastoral scene unfolded,

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Making me feel as if I were living

Inside a Japanese silk painting.

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For more leafy beauty, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Summer rain

It’s been one of the wettest summers on record

Here in Sweden.

Peony

The flowers aren’t complaining.

Wild rose

In fact, they seem to unfurl

To drink in the rain

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While unopened buds

Are happy just to be.

My parents need some help this week, so I’m away in England again. I might not be able to visit you or reply to your comments. But please know they are much appreciated.

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For more rainy or sunny shots, please visit: Our World.


Spring bubbles

Before summer got into full swing over here,

Simson and I went out one early, dewy morning

To enjoy the happy suns of daffodils;

Daffodils

Dewy bubbles

On purple baubles

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And the vibrant splash

Of sunny silken petal.

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It was hard work for Simson to lie still

And watch me —

Just look at the concentration on his face!

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For more happy baubles, please visit: Our World.


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.


Summer siesta

School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.

Hurray

The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer

By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,

And learning something new: surfing.

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I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week

(Hope there are no problems!)

I won’t be around for about ten days or so

So won’t be commenting on your blogs.

Catch you later!

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For more sunshine, please visit: Skywatch and Our World.


Stained glass petals

Spring is all about

The glowing sun of flowers,

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Where crocus petals

Drink in the rays

Crocus in light

To reveal silhouettes

Of their secrets.

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I love the way the petals and shadows

Create mosaics like stained glass windows, don’t you?

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


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