Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Ruby Tuesday: Rowan Berries

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We’re still having summery days here, but the rowan berries turning red is an umistakable sign that we’re entering into the Autumn season.

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Linking to Ruby Tuesday Too

Friday, 23 August 2013

FMTSO: Emergency Vehicles (Sweden)

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Ambulance parked outside a building in my neighbourhood recently (photo taken with this theme in mind).

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Demonstration of a fire truck in the town square, about four weeks ago.

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For Friday My Town Shoot Out – Emergency Vehicles

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Mosaic Monday: Watership Down*

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Sometimes after a hot day I go for a stroll around the old cemetery nearby where I live. Ooops… Seems I disturbed the whole colony of wild rabbits in the middle of their supper!

* “Watership Down” is the title of a novel by Richard Adams, featuring a group of (anthropomorphised) rabbits escaping the destruction of their warren and seeking a place to establish a new home.

Mosaic Monday

Saturday, 10 August 2013

FMTSO: Seasonal Fun

When I look back on our sunny, beautiful summer this year,
it’s the quiet moments that stand out most to me.

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Some rare such quiet moments on my own balcony
(cut out from the usual background noises
that come with living among lots of other people,
who also like to sit on their balconies
and to keep doors and windows open…)

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Reading on a park bench

 

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An occasional drive out into the countryside
with visiting friends or relatives

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Wildflowers at the roadside

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Having lunch in some unusual place
(like an old barn, now popular restaurant)

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Or just a walk to the Museum Park in town,
and cup of tea at their summer café.

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Sunny and still afternoons in the garden
at my parents’ old place outside town.

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And a quiet early morning walk down by the lake.

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Seasonal Fun

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Skywatch Friday: Some Days Even the Sun Hesitates…

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Some days even the sun hesitates to get out of bed.

Listen to Mary Hopkin singing Tom Paxton’s
How Come the Sun (YouTube)

SkyWatch Friday 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ruby Tuesday: The Morning after the Rain

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I spent the weekend at the House outside town. Saturday was the hottest day of the summer, 31°C in the shadow before thunder and rain brought release in the late afternoon.

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Sunday morning was almost “chilly” in comparison – when I went for an early walk down by the lake I wore a cardigan over a long-sleeved shirt!

There were signs of sudden departures from the beach the afternoon before (the rain started around 3:30 pm)

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Linking to Ruby Tuesday Too

 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Sky Watch Friday: The Fire-Dragon

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On Monday night this week I saw this amazing sunset from my balcony. It looked rather like a fiery dragon!

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It made me go out on a late walk around the block to get some additional perspectives of it.

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Linking to SkyWatch Friday

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