Posts tagged “sunset

Summer idyll

Let me tell you the story of summer —

Of long, hot evenings and herons skimming the sky.

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It’s a story of dogs and a lake

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And the sighting of beavers swimming in the pink-tinged water.

It’s the story of sharing a beautiful sunset

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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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For more shareable moments, please go to: Our World.

 

 


The Silver Stallions

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.

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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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Sunset love

A stunning purple sunset —

And puppy kisses:

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What could be better?

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For more love, please visit: Skywatch.


Patience

“Don’t mind us!

We’ll just wait here

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While you take hundreds of photos

Of the gorgeous sunset!”

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For more great sunsets, please go to: Skywatch.


Peaceful in pink

The view from our balcony in Dubrovnik, Croatia,

Was stunning:

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We could see the Old Town and

Its massive walls (dating back to the 16th century),

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As well as the Island of Lokrum

And a peaceful pink sunset over the bay.

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For more lovely views, please visit: Our World.

 


Summer sweets

I haven’t had time to upload and go through my holiday photos yet,

So thought I’d share what makes summer so special.

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It can be a stunning swan sunset,

Or a bee pollinating a poppy.

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It is the discovery

Of flowers wearing wigs,

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And the pink fireworks

Of an onion flower.

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For more summer treasures, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch too.


Peaceful in pink

I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —

To see new horizons and sights.

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In the meantime, I leave you with

A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.

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(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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For more peace, please go to: Skywatch.

And, of course, Our World!


Shard reflections

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.)

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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.

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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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For more interesting skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Going back

By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).

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Hopefully, the rain will have cleared

And the trees will be out in full bloom.

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We’re going on holiday

To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,

So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum

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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.

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Spring surprises

You never know what surprises spring might reveal:

A floating bench on purple-tinted water at sunset;

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Three buds looking

Like small owls on a branch;

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Raindrops glittering

Underneath a park bench;

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And, popping up out of the field,

Camouflaged deer!

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For more surprises, please go to: Our World.