Posts tagged “Skywatch

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!


The ghost of Christmas past

All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.

This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar

About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy

Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.

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A timely reminder that there is beauty

And  joy and light in the world.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


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.


Lilac wonder

Autumn makes me rich

As it leaves its golden coins on the shore of the lake.

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Misty pastel pinks

Blend with lilac clouds and autumn trees.

I stand in awe and drink in the wonder.

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For more gorgeousness, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;

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Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;

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Where trees

Are luminous in the water;

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And where dogs

Swim in clouds.

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For more autumn beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.

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That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.

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It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;

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And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end

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With a molten bowl

Of golden light.

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Emerald and sapphire

I was in Sussex, England, over Easter —

And one of my favourite activities is walking on the Downs.

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There’s nothing like emerald fields

Glowing beneath a sky of sapphire,

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With animals enjoying

The background of big, rolling clouds.

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For more big skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


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.


Mist, reflecting

When I woke up this morning, it was very misty

With the sun struggling through foggy veils.

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That reminded me of all the moments of joy

When we lived down by the lake

And I could step outside in my dressing gown

To enjoy the sky kissing the water.

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For more mist-ical shots, please visit: Skywatch.