The many shades of cold

Since we’ve had fresh snow and sinking temperatures –

Down to minus 19 C this week –

I am inspired to show you the colours of cold.

Cold fog

Sometimes the cold is a golden fog,

Sometimes an intense orange framed by trees.

Freezing orange fog copy

When the dawn is really cold,

The fingers of the sun paint the treetops

With frosted red.

Cold and orange

My favourite winter colour

Has to be the diamond carpet of snow

Topped off by dazzling blue skies and sun –

It’s moments like these that lift my spirits.

Blue skies and Oscar

For more winter/summer shots, please visit: Skywatch.

103 responses

  1. Karen

    Love….

    March 14, 2013 at 12:28

  2. The many shades of beauty!

    March 14, 2013 at 12:29

  3. I love the dog leaving his golden imprint on the snow, beautiful red-gold fur positively glowing.

    March 14, 2013 at 12:35

  4. Beautiful as always…the first is my favorite.

    March 14, 2013 at 12:39

  5. Leave It To Davis

    Wow, your pictures are wonderful….and most of all I love your dog out there just chilling!

    March 14, 2013 at 12:42

  6. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, love the Photo of Oscar in the middle of the white ice!! Xxx

    March 14, 2013 at 12:50

  7. What stunning colors Fi …. especially that gorgeous burnished gold. I love these captures of Cold.

    March 14, 2013 at 12:54

  8. I’m in awe ~ these are gorgeous photos!

    March 14, 2013 at 13:17

  9. your skies are almost surreal in color….they are magic….we lost like 40 degrees overnight last night….its freezing this morning…..

    March 14, 2013 at 13:18

  10. “The many shades of cold” – apt description, and lovely shades they are!
    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

    March 14, 2013 at 13:26

  11. Very beautiful! Thanks so much for shivering—I mean, sharing! ;)

    March 14, 2013 at 13:48

  12. your photo’s are as always beautiful. you must be real cold.

    March 14, 2013 at 13:52

  13. So pretty,Lady. :)
    I bet you can’t wait to see that lake again. :)

    March 14, 2013 at 13:53

  14. It is absolutely gorgeous! I am so glad that you love winter. I simply can’t take it here, but with those kind of colors, I might learn to love it like you!

    March 14, 2013 at 14:06

  15. I sure like the paintbox at your place!

    March 14, 2013 at 14:22

  16. mtwaggin

    Those are indeed some wonderful pictures!

    March 14, 2013 at 14:33

  17. Pat

    Cold never looked so beautiful!

    March 14, 2013 at 14:41

  18. Gorgeous shades of cold! I love the 2nd one. It would be beautiful framed.
    Thanks for sharing.

    March 14, 2013 at 14:42

  19. You are just amazing with your capture of these beauties

    March 14, 2013 at 14:57

  20. Anonymous

    My dog’s name is also Oscar, beautiful shots too :)

    March 14, 2013 at 14:58

  21. Incredible, cold, clear, sparkling photographs. Thank you for sharing.

    March 14, 2013 at 15:03

  22. My spirits, too, have been lifted! :-) Many thanks. Beautiful photos, magnificent landscape.

    Greetings from London.

    March 14, 2013 at 15:06

  23. This is amazing ! Love those shots and mostly love Oscar ❤❤❤

    March 14, 2013 at 15:22

  24. Marvelous shades of the Wintertime. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    March 14, 2013 at 15:51

  25. You make all of the snow and cold of winter, truly magical.
    These are beautiful.

    March 14, 2013 at 15:59

  26. jenmuddybootdreams

    Ah, your world is so beautiful….stunning shots.

    Jen

    March 14, 2013 at 16:02

  27. I like the first two, golden sun blazing through the trees onthe snow, superb.

    March 14, 2013 at 16:18

  28. Gorgeous captures, beautiful skies and wonderful Oscar — the perfect ingredients for a perfect post!! I love it! Have a great weekend!!

    March 14, 2013 at 16:24

  29. Beautiful colors of winter –and COLD… It’s cold here this morning, but at least the sun is out and they say it’s going to warm up this weekend. I’m ready for spring. When does spring get to your area? About May?????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    March 14, 2013 at 16:30

  30. So breathtaking! My favorite is the intense orange color. Just lovely!

    March 14, 2013 at 16:35

  31. Your photography and the colors you achieve are simply breathtaking! Love every single one.

    March 14, 2013 at 16:56

  32. Rahul

    An absolute delight!

    March 14, 2013 at 17:15

  33. Wonderful, I love those colors so bright and soft, really magical and beautiful pictures.

    March 14, 2013 at 17:18

  34. Wonderful shades of cold. I think my favorite is the one with the reddish sky and the red barn. All the shots are fantastic.

    March 14, 2013 at 17:23

  35. These are great pictures!

    March 14, 2013 at 17:37

  36. TexWisGirl

    wow! just fabulousness!

    March 14, 2013 at 17:45

  37. Beautiful colors of nature. I can rest my eyes on these shots for a long, long time. It feels good! :-)

    March 14, 2013 at 17:46

  38. I have to admit that I have never seen cold look so beautiful. Your photos are absolutely magnificent.

    March 14, 2013 at 17:54

  39. Every one of these photos are breathtaking. And I adore your golden boy lying in the snow!

    March 14, 2013 at 17:55

  40. Brrrr! But, oh so beautiful! Gorgeous photos, as always!

    March 14, 2013 at 18:25

  41. Love the quote on your header! And yes, there are many colours of cold! I love your photos!

    March 14, 2013 at 19:13

  42. Don

    The colours are quite magnificent.

    March 14, 2013 at 19:31

  43. So cold yet so warm.

    March 14, 2013 at 19:47

  44. Jim

    See! No reason at all to fear the cold! I agree Fiona, cold does have colour.

    March 14, 2013 at 19:59

  45. daryledelstein

    its glorious …

    March 14, 2013 at 20:41

  46. Cold here is never that colorful! Love the golds in that first shot!!

    March 14, 2013 at 21:24

  47. Awesome, left me breathless!

    Love your dog resting in the snow.

    Happy Sky Watch,
    merisi

    March 14, 2013 at 21:45


  48. You know.. here, today, a very cold day. +9 degrees (haha)
    Well, as you, I prefer Winter than Summer. Your Winter is ,those landscapes are great… thanks your eyes.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    March 14, 2013 at 21:57

  49. All of those glorious shots lifted my spirits – thank you.

    March 14, 2013 at 21:58

  50. the second one is my favourite today. It has a bit of fairytale over it.

    March 14, 2013 at 22:14

  51. Beautiful! I love the colors of your Dawn! And the shot of Oscar laying out in the cold snow. Lovely images, have a happy weekend!

    March 15, 2013 at 00:43

  52. Those are beautiful pictures. The lights is ethereal and the colours otherworldly. Simply gorgeous.

    March 15, 2013 at 01:25

  53. Lovely shades of winter,i think i will need a tripod to take shots at this temperature.

    March 15, 2013 at 02:24

  54. I’m just amazed you never get tired of ice!

    March 15, 2013 at 02:44

  55. cosmos

    What shades of cold! How marvelous the sweeping red brush on the tip of trees! The red walls are favorably accentuated.
    I am also inspired a lot with these pictures.

    March 15, 2013 at 03:10

  56. Oscar loves the snow..we are cold here too. Your -19C is like our -2 F .. we had -8F one night this week. Your dawn colors are beautiful..lovely photos! :)

    March 15, 2013 at 03:49

  57. My favorite is the second photo–it almost looks like those branches are made from pink lace. Just wonderful.

    March 15, 2013 at 04:09

  58. wow!!!! amazingly beautiful scenes!!!! the summer has already begun here, and seeing these makes me wish i could fly right over!

    March 15, 2013 at 06:25

  59. Beautiful photos. I don’t think of “cold” having colors, but you’ve convinced me!

    March 15, 2013 at 06:34

  60. Stunning photos and compositions, wonderful sunset colors
    wonderful warm light and freezing temperatures

    March 15, 2013 at 07:42

  61. so beautiful and serene. i’ve always enjoyed your photos. :)

    March 15, 2013 at 07:53

  62. Great pictures showing the snow and cold. We do not have snow right in my local area, but other place in the country, there are 5 to 10 cm of snow. This morning we had minus 8.6 degrees. Wishing you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

    March 15, 2013 at 08:20

  63. Beautiful photographs but when the spring will come? I am greeting

    March 15, 2013 at 08:21

  64. Anonymous

    Magnificent!

    March 15, 2013 at 08:34

  65. What glorious, glorious colours! And to think that we in the UK complain about -6!

    March 15, 2013 at 10:05

  66. Zuzana

    Oh my, such beauty. You make winter look so good indeed. I guess I will return to look at these when I get so depressed about the fact that we are expecting a blizzard next week.;) Have a great weekend and stay warm.;) xoxo

    March 15, 2013 at 10:05

  67. New-fallen snow is always a welcome sight — even in March. Amazing sky color Fiona. xo

    March 15, 2013 at 10:44

  68. Thx for your comment.
    Fabulous pictures you have here on your blog, i’d love to come and “visting” your blog again :-)

    March 15, 2013 at 10:45

  69. minus 19 ?? how awful we had – 12 in Brussels and that was very cold. In fact we are not used to these cold temperatures. Normal is – 6 ! Your pictures are beautiful !

    March 15, 2013 at 11:40

  70. Absolutely Beautiful! :)

    March 15, 2013 at 12:17

  71. Always amazed how warm your cold looks!

    March 15, 2013 at 13:05

  72. These are all incredible! I was thinking #2 and #3 were tied for my favorite, but then I saw the last one – and any photo with Oscar in it is automatically bumped to the #1 spot. :-)

    Who knew that “brrrrr” could be so beautiful?

    March 15, 2013 at 14:02

  73. JM

    I’m totally in awe at these shades, especially on the two top shots! But -19ºC??? :-)

    March 15, 2013 at 14:20

  74. Gorgeous, like a three layered cake!

    March 15, 2013 at 14:27

  75. Wonderful shots, love the different color shades.

    March 15, 2013 at 14:32

  76. Fabulous! I really enjoyed the different shades out there. The golden fog is my favorite here :)

    March 15, 2013 at 16:05

  77. Lovely layers of colour.

    March 15, 2013 at 16:16

  78. Wonderful winter shots! But it looks so very cold!

    March 15, 2013 at 17:28

  79. Amazingly captured!!!

    March 15, 2013 at 18:07

  80. absolutely gorgeous
    i love your winter colors and photos

    March 15, 2013 at 19:10

  81. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much snow — even when we used to go to the mountains to cross-country ski (in Oregon). Maybe I would love it better if I’d ever lived where it was this absolutely beautiful. The red-sky one (that you said was when it was the coldest) is my favorite.

    March 15, 2013 at 19:34

  82. What a BEAUTIFUL winter wonderland!!!

    March 15, 2013 at 20:34

  83. WOW, really GREAT winter shots!!

    March 15, 2013 at 21:42

  84. These are amazing, those colour combinations are truly spectacular :)

    March 15, 2013 at 22:18

  85. Lovely, wonderful colours!!

    March 16, 2013 at 06:23

  86. Lady Fi!
    I love your beautiful photos.
    thank you, that I can watch them.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

    March 16, 2013 at 13:25

  87. Awesome shots!

    March 16, 2013 at 16:27

  88. Al

    Simply gorgeous. But even at our house more than 2km above sea level, that’s very cold for this time of year – we were at +18C this week!

    March 16, 2013 at 17:48

  89. That second image just WOWed me!

    March 17, 2013 at 02:20

  90. Wow. You capture some amazing colours. They are almost from another place … somewhere magical.

    March 17, 2013 at 04:38

  91. Stunning photo and composition, wonderful colors

    March 17, 2013 at 08:04

  92. You have amazing light colours which are magic in your photos Fi. Beautiful – Dave

    March 17, 2013 at 08:46

  93. splendid series! this is one of my faves among your posts… :) thanks for the visit, ms. lady fi… it’s already summer in the tropics, haha.
    warm regards… ~ San

    March 17, 2013 at 11:16

  94. Dearest ladyfi,
    How GORGEOUS these pictures are♡♡♡ In my area in Japan, there are no snowfall which piles for us ti see and I reminisce the icicles I coud see when little(^^;)  
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    March 18, 2013 at 02:08

  95. Stunning photographs as always.

    March 18, 2013 at 09:02

  96. Wow amazing colours and atmosphere!

    March 18, 2013 at 11:43

  97. Admire your shots here. Stunning :)
    Thanks for dropping by!

    March 18, 2013 at 15:31

  98. Wow, those are beautiful colors for cold!

    March 19, 2013 at 02:21

  99. so lovely pics! :)

    March 19, 2013 at 18:15

  100. I absolutely love the first two. Awesome job!

    March 20, 2013 at 03:18

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  102. Very beautiful pictures great

    April 8, 2013 at 16:53

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