Cold beauties

I’m British, so of course, I like to talk about the weather! After all, what can be more fickle (apart from politicians)?

Since I moved to Sweden 13 years ago, I’ve had to get used to sights like this one…

Are you sure you can bear it? Oh – the snow, the ice, the bone-chilling cold…




However, if you can dance on the ice, then you can triumph over the cold!

And then, in really chilly weather, you might come across this…



If you’re squeamish, please close your eyes now!

…. Are your eyes averted?


That’s right – frosted hair! (My neighbour usually has lovely brown hair.)

Why is she smiling?

Well, it might just have something to do with views like this!

I’m not sure I can bear anymore though…



So much cold beauty to enjoy!

For more gorgeous views, please visit: My World!

46 responses

  1. The hair is kind of cool!šŸ˜‰

    January 12, 2010 at 06:35

  2. So very beautiful – all of it – even the frosted hair. Looks as though the youngsters wee bundled for their skate.

    January 12, 2010 at 06:44

  3. Very beautiful!

    January 12, 2010 at 06:46

  4. I miss the seasons, I confess, but that kind of cold, no way.

    January 12, 2010 at 06:53

  5. Wonderful shots. Looks like world has frozen here.

    January 12, 2010 at 06:57

  6. That last shot is a stunner. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.:)

    January 12, 2010 at 07:00

  7. Brr… so cold! Great captures, makes me shiver too.:)

    January 12, 2010 at 07:00

  8. I was going to say, well, that’s Scandinavia for you, but this is happening in Portugal as well, all across the States, even in the south.

    Ball shrinking cold. Can’t afford to fart in weather like this – you don’t want to let out any warm air.

    January 12, 2010 at 09:13

    • I nearly sprayed my coffee over the screen.. your comment is hilarious!

      January 12, 2010 at 09:14

  9. Lee

    I had a beard once when in Dundee and it froze. Not a big fan of it personally.

    January 12, 2010 at 09:59

  10. excellent post with superb images and typical brit humour!

    January 12, 2010 at 09:59

  11. Talking about weather is a Belgian desease too, lol ! Especially now that we are sitting in unusual snow, just like in the UK ! and everything turns into a chaos !

    January 12, 2010 at 10:21

  12. frost in one’s hair! that’s cool!
    great pictures!
    looks like everyone’s having a great time!
    Come and visit my place if you have the time!
    have a great day!

    ~Fickle in Pink

    January 12, 2010 at 10:30

  13. As you know I dislike snow. Although my girls look so beautiful in their snow gear with pink cheeks.

    January 12, 2010 at 10:52

  14. Wow!! I can’t believe your neighbours hair froze….I’ve never seen anything like it!!

    How’s the pooch?

    C x

    January 12, 2010 at 10:54

    • Pooch is doing fine! Thanks.

      January 12, 2010 at 11:12

  15. Brrr. Now why did you have to go and do that, dammit! I’d better go put another log on the fire!

    January 12, 2010 at 13:04

  16. I never knew that hair can freeze. I hope it won’t be brittle so as to break. Anyway, despite your chilling experience the views are mesmerizing.:-)

    January 12, 2010 at 14:40

  17. frosted hair…now that is a first for me:)
    lovely captures.

    January 12, 2010 at 15:10

  18. I like the frosted hair! I’m sure it’s frigid, but the skating and lovely views are worth braving the cold.

    January 12, 2010 at 17:02

  19. What a fun post! I love it! I also love Wolynski’s comment, nearly sprayed my screen, too! What a hoot! It does look cold! It looked like that here last year and this year, while it is damp and gray the temps are the upper 40s and low 50s. Who knows what next year will be.

    Love all your photos and I do love your humor! Have a great day and stay warm!!!


    January 12, 2010 at 17:25

  20. Home run! Funny — beautiful — and a lesson in there somewhere. But d*m it’s hard to find winter beauty after days of gray and rain. I;ve thought about posting a big blank screen for skywatch or that’s my world ;>)

    January 12, 2010 at 18:58

  21. Blu

    And what a beautiful world it is too!

    January 12, 2010 at 19:02

  22. kelli

    should all be enjoyed from a distance…preferably with a cup of hot tea in one’s hand….

    January 12, 2010 at 19:47

  23. Thanks for sharing these views of your beautiful, cold world. I really appreciate the beauty, but I’m not sure I could take the cold.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

    January 12, 2010 at 20:09

  24. Frosted hair! Oh my.

    January 12, 2010 at 23:52

  25. I feel bad for whining about 30 degrees now…

    January 13, 2010 at 00:13

  26. I’ve had ice in my lashes tears frozen on my face but have never had my hair frosted other than the highlights at the salon. It was -10 Sunday morn in the Ozarks but we have warmed up to freezing. Heatwave!!!

    Have a terrifically blessed day and stay cozy!!!

    January 13, 2010 at 00:17

  27. yea. this winter, even the hair freezes.šŸ˜¦

    January 13, 2010 at 00:18

  28. Clive

    Frosted hair is great!

    Glad to read that Oscar is doing well!

    January 13, 2010 at 01:22

  29. Jen

    I was bracing myself for frosted nose hairs, now those are kind of yucky.

    Great shots.


    January 13, 2010 at 03:43

  30. All that beauty. All that fun. I really enjoyed your post.

    January 13, 2010 at 11:34

  31. Our below 0 temps have gone for a while, but I could feel the cold in your beautiful pictures. I am so glad Oscar is better.

    January 13, 2010 at 14:32

  32. What incredible photos of winter. I remember the first time my hair froze in Vermont. I’ve gotten used to it now but the first time was definitely different. Enjoy your marvelous, cold winter.

    January 13, 2010 at 15:23

  33. Maggie May

    I expect people in Sweden are well prepared for the snow and that the country doesn’t come to a standstill like it does in England when get the first sprinkling.
    Lovely pictures. Love the frosted hair!

    Nuts in May

    January 13, 2010 at 17:07

  34. You certainly live by a beautiful lake, and you capture the seasons beautifully in your photographs. BTW Your frosty-haired neighbour has admirable teeth!šŸ˜‰

    January 13, 2010 at 18:07

  35. I don’t mind the cold at all when there is beautiful scenery to see! Over here it is cold, and there is nothing pretty too look at. So I just want it to warm up.

    January 13, 2010 at 18:37

  36. BEAUTIFUL! I hate to admit it… but I really am enjoying this winter! : )

    January 13, 2010 at 19:35

  37. Ben and Clyde are BFF’s.

    January 13, 2010 at 20:59

  38. I’ve never seen frosted hair like that before.
    And my ankles just hurt thinking about ice skating.
    But darn you have some lovely skies over there.

    January 14, 2010 at 02:02

  39. Wow, frosted hair was a neat photo!

    The pink sunset is gorgeous. It is so hard to capture that beautiful color in photo, you did great

    My winter!

    January 14, 2010 at 02:45

  40. I hate it when my hair does nose hairs freeze up too..painful:)

    January 14, 2010 at 07:20

  41. That last photo is especially amazing!

    January 23, 2010 at 15:16

  42. Frozen hair?! That’s a new one.

    January 24, 2010 at 02:22

  43. What awesome photos! It’s summer (or suppose to be) in NZ but we usually don’t get anything as beautiful as that in winter!

    January 27, 2010 at 01:56

  44. Merry Christmas! I hope it filled with joy and love!

    Thank you for your visits – I always enjoy reading you comments!

    These were one of my favorites posts of 2010 – great photos!


    December 23, 2010 at 19:54

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