Posts tagged “Our World

Golden joy

It’s almost impossible to photograph a summer sunset

As the sun goes down so very late.

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Even at 9.30 or 10 in the evening,

The sun is blazing golden and serene.

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The evening light is liquid honey —

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And when Simmie shakes after his swim,

He creates golden fireworks of water.

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For more joy, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.


Glitter

Everything’s better with a bit of nature’s glitter —

Whether it’s ducks at sunset;

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The sizzle of the

Golden hour;

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Or the silken ripples

On the lake as the sun goes down.

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For more bedazzle, please go to: 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!


Of lilac and gold

When the dawn is ablaze in lilac

And the rising sun paints the treetops gold…

The result is just breath-taking!

(I have a crazy busy week ahead of me

So won’t be around much.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And pop into: Skywatch.


In the pink

As the sun was rising in gorgeous pink tones,

The bare trees of November and the frosted ground

Cast beautiful reflections on the lake.

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There is so much beauty

In the minimalism of a buoy stuck in ice

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And a float to keep us anchored

In case we fly away on the dreaminess of the

Stunning pink dawn.

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For more gorgeousness, 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.


Be still, my heart!

When the sun rises

And autumn leaves catch fire,

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You can see copper flames

Reflected in the lake,

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And lemon lanterns

Lighting the way to winter.

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For more autumnal beauty, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.

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The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.

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As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.

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The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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For more amazing colours, 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.


Empty sky

When I was in New Jersey in April, I visited Liberty Park.

It’s home to the Empty Sky memorial

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And the outdoor waiting area and old railway station

That used to take immigrants to their new homes all over the USA.

Both places are near each other — and it struck me

How they are almost opposites: the one being all about destruction and loss;

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The other (in need of renovation – see last photo) a reminder of an age of tolerance and understanding.

Now that there is a harder attitude to refugees and immigrants and otherness

Around the world – it is somehow comforting to think that once the sky wasn’t empty,

But filled with open arms for people looking for a better life.

There was less ‘we and them’ and more ‘us’.

It’s my hope that there will be less hate and more love in the world.

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Immigrant waiting area

For more stories, please visit: Our World.