Posts tagged “photography

Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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Deep purple

One morning in late November,

Just as the ice was forming on the lake,

The houses on the far shore were lit up like a necklace of lights.

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One in particular was ablaze —

What a glorious view it must be from those windows!

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The sun rose slowly

Turning the world into a tapestry of lilacs and pinks,

Stitched together with clouds.

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The heart of the snow

This is a snowy post —

(Sorry about the pun),

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Where splashes of red and white

Look like Santa’s hat;

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And snug houses

Are framed by snowy branches.

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And, if you’re lucky,

You might find the heart of winter.

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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.

 

 


Romancing the earth

Sizzling orange, a glowing setting sun —

That’s when the sky romances the earth

With its beauty.

(Picture taken in Ericeira, Portugal.)

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Strawberry surprise

The jetty in my old neighbourhood

Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.

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And the world looks deliciously

Enchanting with the rising sun.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.


The art of wilting gracefully

I think there is much to be said

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For flowers (and people) that have blossomed out, lived life

And then begin to wilt gracefully.

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There is elegance in silken petals

(And lined faces).

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Drooping flowers — and ageing people for that matter —

Have their own beauty and wisdom.

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For more flowering posts, please visit: Our World.


Oh, that golden light!

Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning

In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst

Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.

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(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.

This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)

For more magical photos, please visit: Skywatch.


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.

 

 


Dawn, unfurling

A couple of weeks ago,

Simson and I sneaked out of the house very early

To enjoy the soft, pink dawn.

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We saw a line of ducks

Flung against the purple canopy of the sky.

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They flew past like scattered leaves,

While we remained – marvelling at the way dawn unfurls.

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For more early mornings or late evenings, please visit: Skywatch.