Posts tagged “spring

Lemon sorbet

The wild daffodils are like icy lemon bells

In the shadowed places of the woods.

Yes – it’s been a cold April!

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They glitter in the sunlight

Showing off their cold diamonds.

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Later on in my walk,

I come across so many gold and lemon

Sparkles as the sun bounces of the ice on a fence.

(No editing needed here – these are all nature’s own sparkles.)

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And finally, Simmie ‘hides’ on the path,

Hoping to pounce out at Ruby as she passes by.

(He’s a silly boy!)

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A Viking spring

Spring in Sweden is often a time

Of surprise snow, minus temperatures and hard frosts.

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It might not be the kind of spring we want —

But it is beautiful anyway.

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Spring honey

It was a blustery, spring evening —

But the light was delicious.

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Ruby jumped up on her favourite high rock

As the honey’d rays of the sun glowed.

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She was happy to look over her kingdom

Bathed in golden light.

(Simmie was busy running around in circles of joy.)

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Iced

Spring on ice is a lovely performance

With frozen splashes of purple,

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Iced over buds of yellow

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And the green candles of evergreens

Decorated with nature’s lights of ice.

(As you can see, we’ve have had some cold weather this week.)

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Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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Postcards from Dusseldorf

Just back from Dusseldorf in Germany

(We didn’t go to Brussels in the end).

After work, we walked along the Rhine,

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Enjoying dramatic skies

And the ornamental trees along the river bank.

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Spring was in full swing:

Isn’t this magnolia in full bloom just gorgeous!

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Stained glass petals

Spring is all about

The glowing sun of flowers,

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Where crocus petals

Drink in the rays

Crocus in light

To reveal silhouettes

Of their secrets.

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I love the way the petals and shadows

Create mosaics like stained glass windows, don’t you?

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Honeyed light

The evening sun

Shone like honey in the cherry blossom tree,

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Creating dancing light

Behind paper-thin pink petals.

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Buds burst open

To drink in that spring treacle

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And danced

On the edge of light.

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Even this shot where I didn’t focus properly

Has a lovely abstract quality about it:

The essence of spring light.

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(Photos straight out of the camera.)

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May postcard

May is the time of birdsong and golden light.

A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen

And demanded coffee with a merry song.

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As the sun sets later and later,

Its golden light paints everything

With honeyed tones

Glittering jetty

And is the perfect background

For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry

After an evening dip.

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As for Oscar — he loves contemplating

A May sunset …

But no prizes for guessing

What he did next.

Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?

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Bee-autiful winged spring

May started off with a snowstorm —

But before that, spring had managed

To explode in glowing cups of beauty.

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Wild tulips sprouted

Paper thin wings of petals

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That matched the lovely

Wings of bees enjoying the flowers.

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And on a still day, if you stand quietly beneath this tree,

You can hear it humming

With the happy buzzing of bees among blooms.

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