Under home skies

I might not live anywhere special –

My little house is in a row

Behind the houses you see on the left.

But we do have a great location

Right by the lake.

Silver trees

And when the sun shines through

Magical frosted trees,

The skies — and all underneath them — suddenly seem so very lovely.

Trees - SOC

I’m so used to living here

That it was only when I walked out onto the iced over lake

And looked back

That I realized how very lucky I really am.

Like most things in life, a new perspective

Can promote appreciation and joy.

Snowy trees by lake

For other perspectives, please visit: Skywatch.

86 responses

  1. Well, as you rightly said, a new perspective, and I love yours. Great photos as usual. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:53

  2. WAU – hvor nogle flotte billeder du viser…..håber at du kan forstå dansk…..eller er det her på engelsk:
    WAU – where some great pictures you show ….. hope you can understand Danish ….. or is it here in English.
    Hanne Bente

    February 28, 2013 at 13:21

  3. You live in a magical environment!

    February 28, 2013 at 13:29

  4. i love snow, if it looks like this :) wonderful pics!

    February 28, 2013 at 13:32

  5. Wonderful Winter landscapes with beautiful Sunshine. Amazing !!!

    February 28, 2013 at 14:08

  6. Winter does have it’s moments of beauty and you did a great job of capturing.

    February 28, 2013 at 14:08

  7. Looks a bit like Minnesota, but more beautiful.

    Xxx Kiss for you & Oscar.

    February 28, 2013 at 14:11

  8. It is indeed a lovely place to live by.

    February 28, 2013 at 14:12

  9. ah so true…on the perspective…and i think you live somewhere very special…or maybe you just can spot the special with your lens….smiles.

    February 28, 2013 at 14:15

  10. Zuzana

    Oh, I think your house seem to be special and the location is superb.;) Beautiful captures of late winter, one can sense there is a shift in the light.;)
    xoxo

    February 28, 2013 at 14:38

  11. Hello Lady Fi!
    Winter is a real charmer.
    You are an excellent photographer.
    Picture perfect.
    Regards:)
    Lucia

    February 28, 2013 at 15:11

  12. It’s beautiful! Sometimes it does take a different view on things to make us appreciate what we have. :)

    February 28, 2013 at 15:24

  13. so true .. take a new path, find a new perspective and embrace life

    February 28, 2013 at 15:38

  14. Well captured – beautiful place…

    February 28, 2013 at 16:10

  15. You live in a truly magical place!! Stunning in fact :-)

    C x

    February 28, 2013 at 16:11

  16. Heavenly!

    February 28, 2013 at 16:21

  17. Not only have you given us some absolutely beautiful photos, you have also given us some wonderful words of wisdom.

    February 28, 2013 at 16:29

  18. It looks like you live in a fairy land. Such beauty!

    February 28, 2013 at 16:53

  19. So much breathtaking beauty and so perfectly captured! Thank you, too, for your wise and beautiful thoughts — worthwhile for us all to remember! Have a wonderful weekend and give Oscar a pat for Sam and I!

    February 28, 2013 at 17:04

  20. TexWisGirl

    oh, that is wonderful! amazing what we get used to and take for granted…

    February 28, 2013 at 17:06

  21. Gorgeous wintry images.

    February 28, 2013 at 17:23

  22. ~ Lovely ~

    February 28, 2013 at 17:33

  23. If it’s home, it’s special, and this sure looks like a beautiful place to be.
    Happy day to you!

    February 28, 2013 at 17:41

  24. It definitely looks special to me! I know what you mean about new perspectives. If I come home the opposite way that I normally do, my house and land looks totally different. I almost don’t even recognize it!

    February 28, 2013 at 18:08

  25. You live in a fairytale land! So pure and breathtaking! Thank you for letting us enjoy your winterwonderland.

    February 28, 2013 at 18:08

  26. The Lake is pure magic… and as for your house, the realtors saying is “Location location location”…although I think you’d make anywhere you lived a special place. Walking on a frozen lake is definitely an experience not in my wheelhouse!

    February 28, 2013 at 18:37

  27. Don

    What a place to live! Beautiful.

    February 28, 2013 at 18:54

  28. You obviously DO live somewhere very special. WOW–your photos and view is INCREDIBLE. I’m envious.. (Of course, I love WINTER.)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    February 28, 2013 at 19:24

  29. You live in a beautiful part of the world. I’d rather have nature’s palace and a small house than a big house without a view.

    February 28, 2013 at 19:33

  30. Beautiful compositions of lights, shades and sky full of poetry, exquisite.

    February 28, 2013 at 19:44

  31. It not only looks like you live in a great location but in a land of enchantment!

    February 28, 2013 at 19:48

  32. Being about to look back from the middle of the iced lake certainly gives you a new view of the land around it …

    February 28, 2013 at 20:02

  33. Pat

    it’s a beautiful location!

    February 28, 2013 at 20:57

  34. It sure is snowing there, how much do you get in a year?

    February 28, 2013 at 20:59

  35. You have a great place…..very nice pics , beautiful!

    February 28, 2013 at 21:13

  36. I would like to live in Sweden too! :)

    February 28, 2013 at 21:25

  37. jenmuddybootdreams

    So very true…life’s perspectives do vary depending upon where we stand.

    Jen

    February 28, 2013 at 22:18

  38. Utrolig flotte bilder med vinterfrost ….. du bor virkelig vakkert til!

    God helg!

    February 28, 2013 at 22:28

  39. Lady Fi, you live in a beautiful place, the neighborhood with the lake is great. It is true what they say about real estate :location, Location, Location! Your location is awesome. Beautiful images, happy skywatching!

    February 28, 2013 at 23:08

  40. still a beautiful sight!

    February 28, 2013 at 23:28


  41. And as always, I continue enjoying your wonderful mountains and landscapes

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    March 1, 2013 at 00:38

  42. So much truth in your words. The trees look like they are encased in crystal. Beautiful!

    March 1, 2013 at 00:40

  43. Frosted trees are quite magical.

    March 1, 2013 at 01:38

  44. Wrong, wrong, wrong. You do indeed live somewhere special and I am so grateful that your artist’s eye drives you to capture it and that you share it so generously.

    March 1, 2013 at 02:16

  45. Truly is a gorgeous winter wonderland!

    March 1, 2013 at 02:25

  46. Your world is very special and very beautiful!

    March 1, 2013 at 02:46

  47. Al

    You certainly make it seem special – lovely frosted photos!

    March 1, 2013 at 03:04

  48. Paradise is what i call this place.

    March 1, 2013 at 03:14

  49. You are doubly blessed, you live in a wonderful area and you appreciate it.

    March 1, 2013 at 04:28

  50. You really live in a lovely place !

    March 1, 2013 at 07:43

  51. Mormor

    A nice place to live in :)
    Beautiful pictures,
    Have a lovely weekend :)

    March 1, 2013 at 07:53

  52. I think I may beg to differ over the first line of this post!!!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M – Melbourne

    PS; wonderful pictures on a hot first day of Autumn.

    March 1, 2013 at 08:05

  53. That is beautiful!

    March 1, 2013 at 08:27

  54. A looking out and a looking in …. both special views Fi.

    March 1, 2013 at 08:41

  55. so beautiful
    happy Skywatch Friday
    Reflections

    March 1, 2013 at 09:22

  56. Such beautiful serene pictures…. thanks for sharing…

    March 1, 2013 at 09:45

  57. beautiful landscapes. the second shot is my favorite. :)

    March 1, 2013 at 10:18

  58. Who knew there were so many shades of white?? FAAAAAABULOUS!!!

    March 1, 2013 at 11:07

  59. Wonderful series again of your beautiful white world, LadyFi.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    March 1, 2013 at 12:26

  60. Absolutely beautiful and very, very, special.

    March 1, 2013 at 13:05

  61. Your world is so gorgeous and yet so cold looking too! I love those snow covered trees!

    March 1, 2013 at 14:14

  62. Very true what a fresh perspective can do. Lovely words, and beautiful photos of the special place you call home!

    March 1, 2013 at 15:35

  63. No doubt, you live in a dream land… where walking on a lake is impossible. Brilliant photographs! I loved the middle one.

    March 1, 2013 at 16:01

  64. indrani

    So white and beautiful!

    March 1, 2013 at 16:13

  65. I am so used to your photos being taken from shore, that seeing the shore from a distance is a unique treasure!!!

    March 1, 2013 at 16:27

  66. Bequtiful pictures, so clean and peaceful nature. I beg it will be taken good care of in the future too.

    March 1, 2013 at 17:28

  67. JM

    So very beautiful!

    March 1, 2013 at 18:12

  68. such a beautiful play of light!

    March 1, 2013 at 18:13

  69. You live in a magical world.
    JM Illinois
    U.S.A.

    March 1, 2013 at 19:46

  70. Hi! I like the first photo very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    March 2, 2013 at 01:04

  71. Shey

    Definitely looks like winter wonderland, so pretty and magical.

    March 2, 2013 at 04:22

  72. This is true.. perspective is everything. Lovely photos.

    March 2, 2013 at 06:26

  73. Joy

    Lovely words and lovely place. Have a nice week end dear:)

    March 2, 2013 at 08:23

  74. Wow! Pristine and magical! It’s amazing how much, a simple change in perspective can do it can open windows to so many different worlds.

    My Yatra Diary…

    March 2, 2013 at 10:27

  75. wow! beautiful!!!

    March 2, 2013 at 14:50

  76. Tons of snow this winter. Your photos are so beautiful. What inspiring surroundings for meditation and reflection. Indeed, you are blessed!

    March 2, 2013 at 14:53

  77. LOVELY, LOVELY SHOTS!

    March 2, 2013 at 16:52

  78. It sure looks like a special place! What a wonderful yard you have!

    March 2, 2013 at 22:00

  79. Beautiful colors and compositions, very nice winter photos

    March 3, 2013 at 18:16

  80. You live in a beautiful very magical place..I can see it in your photos:)

    March 4, 2013 at 01:23

  81. Your place is a snowy paradise. Love how the trees are lined, and the markings on the snow seemed like someone had been skating!

    March 4, 2013 at 04:49

  82. the shadows and the light makes it so beautiful :)

    March 4, 2013 at 13:49

  83. You have such an “eye” for beauty. It’s really a special gift!

    March 5, 2013 at 00:37

  84. You DO live somewhere special!

    March 17, 2013 at 02:07

  85. Oh very beautiful pictures

    April 8, 2013 at 17:33

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