Let me tell you the story of summer —
Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.
It’s a story of dogs and a lake
And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.
It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset
With a stranger, who had driven all the way to my small part of the world,
From Russia with his family.
And now it’s a story I share with you.
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Last week, I stayed in a charming village a couple of hours north of Stockholm.
I discovered a sculpture of silver stallions with half moons on their heads.
As the sun set in a purple haze,
Those half moons seemed to scoop up the real moon.
It was a lovely sight!
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A stunning purple sunset —
And puppy kisses:
What could be better?
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“Don’t mind us!
We’ll just wait here
While you take hundreds of photos
Of the gorgeous sunset!”
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The view from our balcony in Dubrovnik, Croatia,
We could see the Old Town and
Its massive walls (dating back to the 16th century),
As well as the Island of Lokrum
And a peaceful pink sunset over the bay.
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I haven’t had time to upload and go through my holiday photos yet,
So thought I’d share what makes summer so special.
It can be a stunning swan sunset,
Or a bee pollinating a poppy.
It is the discovery
Of flowers wearing wigs,
And the pink fireworks
Of an onion flower.
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And Skywatch too.
I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —
To see new horizons and sights.
In the meantime, I leave you with
A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.
(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs for about ten days.
But don’t worry, Our World will be up and running as normal!)
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And, of course, Our World!
The Shard is an iconic skyscraper in London:
95 stories high (306 metres tall), it’s made up of 11,000 glass panels,
And reflects the clouds. (It was very hot, and cloudy when I was there.)
While I was in London, I came across the Shard in unusual places –
Here it is glimpsed from an alleyway on the other side of the river.
On my last night, the sun finally burst through the cloud cover
Giving me a gorgeous view of the Thames and the Shard.
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By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).
Hopefully, the rain will have cleared
And the trees will be out in full bloom.
We’re going on holiday
To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,
So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum
And – of course, get some good views of the sea!
(All photos from previous trips back ‘home’.)
I won’t be visiting any of you this week, but a big thank you for popping by.
Do check out: Our World.
You never know what surprises spring might reveal:
A floating bench on purple-tinted water at sunset;
Three buds looking
Like small owls on a branch;
Underneath a park bench;
And, popping up out of the field,
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