When I was in England recently, I went on a long walk
Along the banks of the river that snaked like a silver ribbon
Through the Sussex countryside.
It was a hazy, warm day.
Bramber castle and adjoining Norman church
Lay nestled in an autumn tinged valley.
One of the bushes next to the river
Was humming with bright yellowhammers.
(If you look in the centre of the shot, you’ll see their bright yellow wings.)
And, of course, no trip to Sussex is complete
Without a picture of the sheep grazing on the Downs.
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I love the beginning of autumn —
With its spooky spider web trees;
Dogs enjoying the view
And a swim.
And I love it when the golden fields
Are a backdrop to those birds
That look like musical notes.
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The Bay of Boka (also known as the Bay of Kotor) stretches and zigzags
Around the Adriatic coast in Montenegro.
(Photos taken from a moving bus.)
The water is crystalline blue
And dazzling aquamarine.
Did you know that this is the
Southernmost fjord in Europe? (I didn’t.)
The bay around Perast has some delightful islands —
Perfect for a wedding shoot!
And can you imagine playing water polo
Surrounded by majestic mountains?
You guess right – I fell in love with Montenegro!
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The snow is melting and the light is changing —
But who says that winter is without its own bright light?
When it is cold with hoar frost
Lying thick on the branches
And, with the sun shining,
The cold can be just as dazzling.
(Photos taken in February.)
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Before the leaves left the branches,
The sky put on a dramatic show
Of pink ribbons
Tied up with lilac and gold.
(Only posting once this week – still very busy!)
Our winter snow has washed away in the rain,
So I’m still hanging on to autumn.
(Pictures taken a couple of weeks ago.)
I can’t get enough of the bright reflections,
The emerald of the evergreens
Blending with the fiery colours of the birch trees.
The blueberry forests are green once again,
But I spy a furry friend in her autumn coat.
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It’s early autumn here …
And the fields are full of wildflowers still —
And a dog or two.
(A wolf was spotted here a couple of weeks ago too, but it’s long gone.)
There’s nothing more wonderful
Than running free in autumn colours.
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Although we often judge people, countries, cities
On outward appearances, there is far more to us
Than meets the eye.
Despite current political rhetoric and media
That would have us believe we are each other’s enemies,
I truly believe that there is far more that unites us as humans.
We just need to make sure we remember that.
So, here’s to no more hate and a lot more love!
(New York looks good from the New Jersey side at sunset!)
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It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset
As the sun goes down so very late.
Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,
The sun is blazing golden and serene.
The evening light is liquid honey —
And when Simmie shakes after his swim,
He creates golden fireworks of water.
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Everything’s better with a bit of nature’s glitter —
Whether it’s ducks at sunset;
The sizzle of the
Or the silken ripples
On the lake as the sun goes down.
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