Posts tagged “sky

Postcards from London

My hotel in London was right opposite the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Here’s Tower Bridge with elegant accents of blue.

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It was cloudy for almost all of my visit –

But I did manage one pink morning (snapped on my mobile phone).

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Parts of the old Roman wall of London

Are visible every now and then.

(I like the way the old stone is reflected in the modern glass on the left.)

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One late evening saw us in Chinatown

Under red flags and a popcorn-cloud sky.

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Moody sky

Monday evening — I look out of the tube window as we go overground.

I see the drama in the sky and the pastel buildings of Stockholm.

Take out my phone and snap a quick photo.

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De-light

It’s still very cold in the mornings and evenings (below zero) —

But oh, what a joy it is

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To see the light returning in shades of orange

And lilac.

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Daydreaming

As the spring snow falls prettily outside the window,

My thoughts fly away like a bird:

I’m summer dreaming.

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The blue beyond

The spring equinox is when day and night are equally long:

A perfect balance that was reflected in the azure blue

Of open water and the white cold of the ice still left on the lake.

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Even the clouds seemed to find harmony

In their own reflections.

As for that bluer than a jay’s wing sky —

All I could do was to stand and gaze in wonder.

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Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —

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Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.

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Romance at the beach

When the dawn paints the sky

In tones of strawberry and lilac,

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There is nothing more relaxing

Than enjoying some quiet time

Down at the beach.

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The shower may be cold

But the view is delightful.

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Paws for thought

13 December is Lucia – one of my favourite times of year.

Lucia is all about children dressed in white and carrying candles

To symbolize hope and light in the darkness.

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The dawn that day didn’t disappoint either.

It blazed with light and colour,

So that dogs (and people) seemed small and humble

Under the huge lilac sky;

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And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.

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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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Pink heaven

As the temperatures drop,

The colours in the sky intensify.

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When the ice reflects back

The perfection of a pink and lilac dawn,

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You know you’re lucky enough

To be enjoying a slice of heaven.

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