Of great art and snow

While most of you have been out delighting in the new buds of spring, Sweden has been celebrating in style.

That’s right – someone forget to send Nature the memo about it being spring. Instead, we received several days of snow, blizzards and howling winds.

Which turned out to be a blessing. The anklebiters rushed out in the weekend storm, excited to be a part of creating this great snow sculpture. Don’t you think it looks a bit like Rodin’s Thinker?


It was too dark to take a shot when they had finished, so I crept out with my camera on a glorious sunny morning. (Sir Pe refused to come out in his dressing gown so I could show you just how big this snow sculpture is!)

The view blew away my grumpiness at the lingering winter.

The first blush of dawn on the new snow. The lake with its frosted topping stretching to the church, and beyond that to a sky with a dazzling sun.

As my Edward Monkton card declares:

May the happiness of the Happy Snowman never melt in the WARM and LOVELY garden of your HEART.

For more spring-like skies, please visit: Skywatch!

36 responses

  1. A lovely, fun and delightful post as always, Ladyfi!! I love the snowy “thinker”! What beautiful shots — even though I know you’re getting tired of the snow, in spite of your sunny attitude! Love it! Wish I could send you some of our sun — although for the next few days we’re supposed to have more rain??? Wishing you the same happiness and may it never melt in the lovely garden of your Heart, either! Thanks for a delightful post for the day!

    Sylvia

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    April 2, 2010 at 05:52

  2. Wow you sure are reluctant to let go of the winter. That does indeed look a lot like the Thinker. Way cool!

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    April 2, 2010 at 05:57

  3. Great views…

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    April 2, 2010 at 06:55

  4. beautiful captures indeed!

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    April 2, 2010 at 07:25

  5. Beautiful photos! Let us hope for more green and less white in the time to come.

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    April 2, 2010 at 08:27

  6. Oh no…no snow…yes mother nature is playing a terrible trick on you….we are hoping to get out on our boat this weekend…we have had such a mild winter here….

    Your photos are splendid regardless….

    Happpy Easter weekend to you!

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    April 2, 2010 at 08:28

  7. lilalia

    I thought it might be an April Fools joke about the snow and blizzards, but I know you haven’t seen the tips of crocuses yet. Spring will probably come so quickly that you’ll sneeze and miss it. Your days must be growing longer, at least.

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    April 2, 2010 at 09:13

    • Yes, we have lovely long light days… I just came back from a walk where I saw a lone tip of a crocus nestled there among the frost and ice…

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      April 2, 2010 at 09:29

  8. kelli

    you have such a great attitude…embracing the snow as an old friend!!! ;o)

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    April 2, 2010 at 09:23

  9. Oh my goodness still snow. Great shots.
    Happy Easter

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    April 2, 2010 at 09:34

  10. Poor you ! I would emigrate, lol ! still snow, how awful !

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    April 2, 2010 at 10:01

    • LOL! I emigrated from England to Sweden!

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      April 2, 2010 at 13:28

  11. Scotland is still getting snow too!!

    Great pics

    C x

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    April 2, 2010 at 10:12

  12. Snow doesn’t usually lift the spirits this time of year! These are beautiful scenes, though, and I’m looking forward to seeing the other Rodin sculptures portrayed in snow. 🙂

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    April 2, 2010 at 13:45

  13. Much as I love your beautiful photos, I am DONE with snow 😉 In my corner of the globe (Eastern US) we broke all records this winter, but I suppose I grew some muscles digging out!

    Glad you can still enjoy and spring will come soon and you’ll enjoy.

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    April 2, 2010 at 14:19

  14. I hope it will be spring soon !!!!
    Soooooo long snow 😦

    Have a nice Easter weekend !!

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    April 2, 2010 at 15:19

  15. Beautiful shots, that is lot of snow.

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    April 2, 2010 at 15:24

  16. What lovely post with a lovely view! I’m sorry you’re still getting snow though, we had a winter like that a few years ago…

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    April 2, 2010 at 16:27

  17. That gorgeous blue of shadows on snow – thank you for sharing1

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    April 2, 2010 at 17:40

  18. Po

    It did some spring snowing in the UK too, talk about freak weather. But snow is beautiful, I don’t mind.

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    April 2, 2010 at 19:58

  19. Beautiful pictures, but I hope you have spring soon:-)
    Happy Easter!

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    April 2, 2010 at 20:00

  20. Oh – more new snow – I’m glad you and the Family are still enjoying it, Fi.

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    April 2, 2010 at 20:08

  21. Glad you are getting the snow and not us. I am over all the cold weather for awhile.

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    April 2, 2010 at 20:29

  22. I love your snow blanketed scenery, it’s so beautiful! Oh and nice snowman too. Thanks for the comment on my sunrise pics…..I agree with you…..dawn is my favorite time of day also, I just wish I were an early riser to enjoy more of them! LOL

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    April 2, 2010 at 21:54

  23. Glorious indeed!

    Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

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    April 2, 2010 at 23:13

  24. Clive

    The weather is mad this year … we have winter back the last few days! The poor spring flowers don’t know what has hit them!!

    Excellent snow sculpture!

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    April 3, 2010 at 00:54

  25. Lady Fi — you and the ankebiters have the right idea! Make the most of it, whether by taking a beautiful pink morning picture or by re-creating a Rodin. (It really DOES look like the Thinker!). Enjoy enjoy — but I do hope for spring pretty soon for all of you.

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    April 3, 2010 at 03:59

  26. I think new snow is lovely, even this late. It’s the ugly, dirty stuff I dislike. I’m glad you have a positive attitude about the white stuff. Actually, even though we have had a touch of spring here in Ontario, Canada, Winter could return at any moment.

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    April 3, 2010 at 05:14

  27. Those anklebiters are artists!! Too bad Sir Pe had to be a party pooper.. Happy Easter to you all:)

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    April 3, 2010 at 05:41

  28. Fun (and funny!) post…sorry for all the snow (we’ve been getting TONS of rain ..haven’t seen the sun in a week, blah!) but it does look awfully pretty!

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    April 3, 2010 at 09:23

  29. R

    You gave me a little bit hope…or , better to say, positive attitude. There is so much snow still around our summer cottage (near Norrtälje, Stockholm län).
    But there is no bugs yet 🙂 As Michael J. Fox said, I got my doze of Lyme too.
    So some similar things about us, to be “love immigrant” and to have strange deseases. Not to mention about losing constantly keys and ID -card…
    LOL
    Have a Happy Easter! Glad Påsk!

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    April 3, 2010 at 12:42

  30. There is fun in having snow, isn’t it? Beautiful shots!

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    April 3, 2010 at 12:46

  31. Those little anklebiters really put the work in to create this lovely shape and bravo to you for venturing out to snap it

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    April 3, 2010 at 13:42

  32. I do see the similarity with Rodin’s “The Thinker,” but only when I strained my eyes and forced myself to visualize the real Thinker. You are a patient lady with all that snow. No wonder Scandinavians are so excited when the sun peeks through.

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    April 3, 2010 at 15:55

  33. Beautiful snow and skies! 🙂

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    April 5, 2010 at 03:51

  34. fabulous shot of the lake…and the snow sculpture is amazing…lol.

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    April 6, 2010 at 01:41

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