Posts tagged “Sweden

Summer reflections

Standing on the edge of the lake,

The water as calm as a mirror,

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I spot swans

On the other side

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And a bridge floating

Among luscious green reflections.

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Misty beauty

Sunrise and it’s the autumn equinox:

The lake is still and beautiful

With rising mist in shades of pink.

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The moon admires itself in the water –

Reflecting brightly like a silver penny.

(I’ve forgotten my big camera —

But as the saying goes, “The best camera is the one you have with you.”)

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For more mist-erious shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Into the lilac forever

It wouldn’t be summer

Without an excursion down to the lake

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And a hot air balloon

Floating away over lilac

And purple.

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For more gorgeous sights, please visit: Skywatch.


Catch me a sunset

Enjoy the view.

Throw out the line

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And catch a beautiful

Summer sunset.

(Lots of events planned over the next coming days, so I won’t be able

To visit your blogs. But thanks for your visit!)

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For more great views, go fishing at: Skywatch.


Strawberry surprise

The jetty in my old neighbourhood

Is still as delightfully wonky as ever.

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And the world looks deliciously

Enchanting with the rising sun.

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For more surprises, please visit: Skywatch.


Postcards from June

June was a time of misty greens

And magical tunnels of leaves.

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It drizzled a lot,

Meaning that everything

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Appeared misty

And slightly out of focus.

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But you know what –

I love it!

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For more misty greens, please visit: Our World.


Golden goldens

It was a gorgeous evening

When I went out for a walk with the dogs.

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The summer light

Drizzled over grass and dogs alike

Lighting up the fields

With its honeyed glow

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So that there was gold

Both in the sky

And in the grass.

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For more golden shots, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Midsummer joy

Midsummer’s Eve is the second most important

Celebration in Sweden after Christmas.

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It’s a time for dancing

Around the midsummer maypole

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With flowers in your hair

No matter whether you are male, female or child.

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The folk dancers

Wear their traditional costumes —

(They start them off young…)

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As do the musicians:

It’s hard work though!

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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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For more celebrations, please visit: Our World.


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

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For more summer beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Vikings galore!

You know you live in Sweden

When you’re not totally surprised to see Viking warriors

Camped outside a tent.

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Viking heritage is celebrated around the country

In different events.

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This two-day festival took place near my home

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And the guest of honour was this beautiful

100-year-old replica of a Viking boat.

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Families often dress up

And attend these Viking festivals

Using clothes and equipment that reflect how life was back then —

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Even sleeping out

In these comfy-looking tents.

Talk about making history come alive!

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For more celebratory moments, please visit: Our World.