Posts tagged “Sweden

Of lilac and gold

When the dawn is ablaze in lilac

And the rising sun paints the treetops gold…

The result is just breath-taking!

(I have a crazy busy week ahead of me

So won’t be around much.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And pop into: Skywatch.


The drama of the grey

Novembers past speak of old jetties reaching out

To embrace the drama and gentleness of grey.

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For more dramatic skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Winter haitus

 

One day, it’s glorious autumn

And bursts of colour,

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The next, it’s heavy snowfall

And the magic of winter —

With autumn leaves still hanging on.

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Although all this snow has now melted,

(Yes, all melted away!)

We had one wonderful week

Full of the magic of snow.

(I’m hoping it will come back before Christmas.)

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For more magic, please visit: Our World.

 


Big snow, cold feet

After our huge snowfall last week, I thought it would be fun

To fight my way through snowdrifts to capture

The snow-laden clouds.

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The snow was up to my thighs.

My feet got cold as it seeped into my boots.

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The bench seemed a good place to

Contemplate the horizon

And enjoy the view.

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For more contemplation, please visit: Skywatch.


Wear it like a crown

We had the biggest snowfall every recorded

In November over the past 111 years.

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Mist rose from the ground

As the storm raged on.

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Autumn leaves continued to fall

After it stopped snowing – creating

A curious mix of winter and autumn (wintumn).

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It was a struggle to get down to the beach

To enjoy snowy views.

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Trees turned into Japanese paintings

With graceful curved branches

Wearing the gift of snow like a crown.

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For more tales of snow or no snow, please visit: Our World.


Cloud swirls

The world changes so rapidly.

Only last week, it was beautiful autumn

And time for swimming in clouds.

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The ripples of our actions

Have far-reaching effects,

So it’s wise to act with kindness.

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Even a misty and cloudy sunrise

Brings hope and beauty.

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For more lovely clouds, please visit: Skywatch.


Pumpkin skies

Two autumn sunrises:

One blazing across the sky as dogs frolic in the early morning;

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The other breathing serenity

In gorgeous light.

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Be still, my heart!

When the sun rises

And autumn leaves catch fire,

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You can see copper flames

Reflected in the lake,

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And lemon lanterns

Lighting the way to winter.

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For more autumnal beauty, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Lilac wonder

Autumn makes me rich

As it leaves its golden coins on the shore of the lake.

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Misty pastel pinks

Blend with lilac clouds and autumn trees.

I stand in awe and drink in the wonder.

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For more gorgeousness, please visit: Skywatch.

 


The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.

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Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.

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Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.

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A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.

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For more treasures, please visit: Our World.