Posts tagged “winter

Paws for thought

13 December is Lucia – one of my favourite times of year.

Lucia is all about children dressed in white and carrying candles

To symbolize hope and light in the darkness.

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The dawn that day didn’t disappoint either.

It blazed with light and colour,

So that dogs (and people) seemed small and humble

Under the huge lilac sky;

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And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.

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For more festive skies, please visit: Skywatch.


The gold in the cold

What a gift from Mother Nature —

Lots more snow!

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Ruby and Simmie look

Especially photogenic

With their golden fur against the snow.

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Ruby looks good

Dressed in snow sparkles too.

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On the way home, I found a mirror and took

A (fairly bad) shot of myself with the dogs.

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For more golden stories, please visit: Our World.


Frozen beauty

Saturday morning was well below freezing.

Passing by the local church, I saw

A riot of colours on the grass.

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Bouquets of flowers for the departed:

From iced-over pastel pink

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And bright, frosted

Folds of orange

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To the quieter tones

Of white beauty.

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For more beauty – icy or otherwise, please go to: Our World.

 


Branching out

Blue skies after days of no sun

And the sight of an 850-year-old tree

Tickling the sky brings joy.

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I love the way the branches of winter-bare trees

Seem frozen in the middle of a dance.

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Nature uses trees and brilliant blue

To create art.

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For more blue skies, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Rainbow miracles

Sometimes, the miracle of a cold winter sky

Isn’t the return of the sun itself —

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But the way it shines

On frosted branches

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To transform the world

Into millions of glittering rainbow suns.

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For more miraculous sights, please visit: Skywatch.


Come dance with me

Somewhere in the woods, next to the lake,

There is a small strip of beach

Called The People’s Park.

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There is a dance floor under a round roof

And a dilapidated, little hut.

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Still, the location is good:

It’s right next to the water

And has its own jetty

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With a charming orange boat

Sprinkled with sugary snow —

Just waiting for the summer.

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For more hidden gems, please visit: Our World.


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.