The jetty in my old neighbourhood
Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.
And the world looks deliciously
Enchanting with the rising sun.
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June was a time of misty greens
And magical tunnels of leaves.
It drizzled a lot,
Meaning that everything
And slightly out of focus.
But you know what –
I love it!
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It was a gorgeous evening
When I went out for a walk with the dogs.
The summer light
Drizzled over grass and dogs alike
Lighting up the fields
With its honeyed glow
So that there was gold
Both in the sky
And in the grass.
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Midsummer’s Eve is the second most important
Celebration in Sweden after Christmas.
It’s a time for dancing
Around the midsummer maypole
With flowers in your hair
No matter whether you are male, female or child.
The folk dancers
Wear their traditional costumes —
(They start them off young…)
As do the musicians:
It’s hard work though!
And everyone has fun
No matter colour, age or belief system.
And that’s what is important in the world:
Love and tolerance.
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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….
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You know you live in Sweden
When you’re not totally surprised to see Viking warriors
Camped outside a tent.
Viking heritage is celebrated around the country
In different events.
This two-day festival took place near my home
And the guest of honour was this beautiful
100-year-old replica of a Viking boat.
Families often dress up
And attend these Viking festivals
Using clothes and equipment that reflect how life was back then —
Even sleeping out
In these comfy-looking tents.
Talk about making history come alive!
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A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.
It was eerily misty in the woods.
Suddenly, the sun broke through
Transforming everything into
Golden strips of light —
As if greeting the early morning
With a hallelujah.
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Early summer is
A symphony of green and wildlife:
The green is
Sometimes luminous and startling,
Sometimes like dewy
And sometimes abstract paintings
In the rain.
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A walk down by a nearby lake at sunset
Revealed swirls of pink in the sky.
The light gently landed on the water
Giving it a gorgeous pink hue.
Later on, a small, silver
Sliver of a moon sailed into the sky
Bringing peace at the end of the day.
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It was a cold and windy day in late April
And the beavers were busy down by the lake.
The chill in the air did nothing
To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —
Look at those ears fly!
Being down at the lake
Means only one thing: swimming fun!
(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)
Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning
Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water
And dreamed of warmer days.
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