Posts tagged “winter

Spring sparkles

We celebrated the spring equinox

With snow and blue skies.

Blue skies

Ice drops

Sparkled from daring buds —

Snowy buds copy

 

The fuzzy catkins

Looked lovely in their cold diamond earrings,

Ice drop

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.

Hazel copy

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Icy pearls

Last week saw freezing cold mornings followed by sunny afternoons.

frosted lilac

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.)

Necklace

Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs —

frosted lines

Reminding us that the seemingly fragile

Can also show strength and endurance.

Single strand

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Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

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

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

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

Ruby wet copy

She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

Ruby shower

Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

Steaming copy

No matter how hard he tried,

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

Simson

In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

Sunny

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.)

Oscar

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.)

Goofball

They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

Having fun copy

And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

Ruby snowface copy

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.

Rays copy

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.

Rays2

For more joyful beams, please visit: Skywatch.


Heart’s delight

When the broken yolk of the sun

Splashed over the ice,

I knew a wonderful sky was coming.

(I snapped Ruby with my mobile phone.)

Ruby

I rushed home to get my ‘big’ camera

Pink

And was just in time

To see the sky

Romancing the snow.

Red canopy

For more heart-felt skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Furry boy

A little piece of Oscar was returned to us

In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.

Simson

He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)

And is in constant motion.

(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)

Run

When he does slow down,

He is adorably goofy.

(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)

Goofy

Ruby enjoys his company –

In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)

Stick

And when I asked them to pose and say cheese, I got this!

(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)

Say cheese

For more furry and non-furry stories, please visit: Our World.


Narnia skies

Winter is a time when you can wake up

And find yourself in Narnia.

Sometimes not having a sky is the best kind of sky!

Hoar frost house copy

For more silver shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Winter’s heart

Maybe I’ve lived in Sweden for too long —

But that first ice on the lake always gets a shout of joy from me!

Testing ice

It’s fun to explore

And find icy eyelashes on leaves

Eyelashes

And diamond-studded benches.

Frosty bench

Later on that afternoon,

I found the heart of winter

In the purple of the setting sun.

Heart_Ruby copy

For more warming stories, please visit: Our World.

 


Travel light

I hope you travel through the coming year

With light and love in your hearts.

Winter dog and girl

For more loveliness, please visit: Skywatch.


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