Posts tagged “winter

Tequila sunrise with a twist of fog

The sunrise starts off

In lilac tones,

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But soon it turns

Into a blushing dawn

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With bursts of orange

And fog.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Warning: Dogs at play!

During the Christmas break, we looked after Jessie, one of Ruby’s puppies from 2014.

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She and Simmie spent a long time

Chasing each other through frozen, silver grasses.

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After a cold and invigorating swim,

The play continued.

(Can you see the water drops flying through the air?)

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To an outsider, it might have looked

As if they were fighting —

But really it was more like love and frolicking

Between two really good friends.

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For more play, please visit: Our World.


Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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For more wondrous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

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As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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For more crazy dogs and brilliant skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Light and hope

The tradition of Lucia is my favourite time of year:

When the darkness is lit up with candles and song.

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The light comes in many forms —

Whether it is the hope

For better times to come

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Or as a metaphor for love and compassion:

Those two metaphorical candles that drive out the darkness.

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For more light, please visit: Our World.


Spring sparkles

We celebrated the spring equinox

With snow and blue skies.

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Ice drops

Sparkled from daring buds —

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The fuzzy catkins

Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings,

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And the hazel flowers

Glittered in the sunlight.

Even though it was still winter on a spring day —

Those sparkly skies were beautiful and uplifting.

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For more glittering posts, please visit: Skywatch.


Icy pearls

Last week saw freezing cold mornings followed by sunny afternoons.

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The constant freezing and thawing

Created the most delightful pearl necklace made out of ice.

(I was amazed how a single strand could hold such a heavy load.)

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Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs —

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Reminding us that the seemingly fragile

Can also show strength and endurance.

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For more inspiration, please visit: Our World.

 

 


Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

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Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

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She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

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Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

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No matter how hard he tried,

Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!

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In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

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For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.

 


The joy of dogs

Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.

(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)

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They know how to live life

So fully and happily and goofily

(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)

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They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

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And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

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For more joyful posts, please visit: Our World.


Small beams of joy

It’s been gloomy and grey here

And I’m sad to see winter trying to say farewell.

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But sometimes, all you have to do

Is look up (and hope you have your camera with you)

And appreciate the rays of light where you find them.

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For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.


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