Posts tagged “summer

Summer swan

Life is busy with deadlines, work

And enjoying the beauty of summer,

So I won’t be able to visit your blogs this week.

Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly….
~Pablo Neruda

Summer swan.jpg

For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Orange beauty

There’s nothing better

Than strolling along the beach

Orange sun 1

And drinking in the heady beauty

Of a fierce orange sunset,

Sun setting 2

While the pink balloon of the disappearing sun

Turns waves into silk.

Disappearing

All photos taken while on holiday in Baleal, Portugal, this summer.

For more orange surprises, please visit: Skywatch.


Summer rain

It’s been one of the wettest summers on record

Here in Sweden.

Peony

The flowers aren’t complaining.

Wild rose

In fact, they seem to unfurl

To drink in the rain

Iris copy

While unopened buds

Are happy just to be.

My parents need some help this week, so I’m away in England again. I might not be able to visit you or reply to your comments. But please know they are much appreciated.

Dreamy bud copy

For more rainy or sunny shots, please visit: Our World.


Summer burst

Summer sun –

Bursting into

Golden flowers.

Summer burst copy

For more sun bursts, please visit: Skywatch.


Summer siesta

School’s out and the long, long summer holidays have started.

Hurray

The kids and I are kicking off the first week of summer

By going to a surf camp in Peniche, Portugal,

And learning something new: surfing.

Buddies

I’ve got Our World ready to go up next week

(Hope there are no problems!)

I won’t be around for about ten days or so

So won’t be commenting on your blogs.

Catch you later!

Sunburst

For more sunshine, please visit: Skywatch and Our World.


Strawberry swirl

July was a time of long, long summer nights,

And strawberry swirls in the sky.

Swirl 1

Pink gave way to

Ruby red —

Raspberry2 copy

As the sun sank into the lake

With a sizzling hot splash.

Red peace

For more gorgeous skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Making photos with our eyes

My ‘baby sis’ and I ended up on Brighton Pier one evening

While I was in England.

After a wonderful time with the kids at the amusement park,

We caught a spectacular sunset over the old West Pier.

West Pier

As we headed back to the car with the lights twinkling,

My daughter burst out, “I wish we could make photos with our eyes.”

Pier and light

Her Aunty Kata (my sister) had a brilliant reply:

“We can. They are called memories.”

Golden

(I’m away at a summer cottage here in Sweden until the weekend, so may not be able to visit you. But I do APPRECIATE all your comments!)

For more memories, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden transformation

When golden insects

Dance in the air,

Golden dust

And the setting sun

Transforms people

And a bucket on the jetty

Into objects of beauty,

Golden glimpses

Then the best thing to do

Is lean back

And try to catch the magic

With your wand (or fishing rod).

Fishing copy

For more glitter, please visit: Skywatch.


Swan, bedazzled

Serene

On a carpet of burnished gold

Silhouette

Swims a swan

In the dancing light

Of a shimmering sunset.

Dazzling copy

For more bedazzling posts, please visit: Skywatch.


August melody

Come hang with me for a bit on a gorgeous August day…

Let’s go down to the lake – I like to think of it as ‘my backyard’ —

And enjoy the scenery for a while;

Countryside

Let’s drink in the perfect reflections

Of summer’s fluffy clouds.

Reflections

As we walk past people’s gardens,

We might discover a bee-autiful surprise.

Bee-utiful

Then it’s time to dash inside and

Enjoy a summer shower with a butterfly for company.

Butterfly

When it clears up, we can release the butterfly

And our souls

As we sit on a bench to enjoy

A truly magnificent sunset.

Bench

For more guided walks, please visit: Our World.