Around my world in four seasons

How to sum up my tiny part of the world  in order to celebrate My World’s two-year anniversary?

Let’s take a walk through the four seasons…

… and feel the warmth and light of those long summer evenings by the lake.

Cup your hands and drink in the misty serenity that is autumn.

As the riot of leaves dies down, find yourself floating in the soft pastels of a glorious winter landscape.

And finally, as the world wakens again, find the joy in a world bursting with new life.

The cycle is complete, yet never ending. The same moments repeat themselves in a familiar rhythm.

The key is to live these moments differently.

Click the photos – they look much better that way!

63 responses

  1. Excellent advice. I need to enjoy the moment!

    October 11, 2010 at 17:59

  2. Thanks for documenting the pleasures of each season so well LadyFi. I get a little grumpy about cold, snow, and winter, but it makes for a nice fit in considering the 4 as a whole.

    October 11, 2010 at 18:06

  3. Misty serenity is beautifully expressed, but truth to tell autumn is not that often misty. On the contrary, the air is mostly crystal clear and the serenity I personally find in the silent explosion of brilliant colours, in the stillness and quietude, in the mercifully weak sunshine and in the giant clouds of storm building at the horizon, forming a magnificent backdrop to the treeline.

    And not to be pertinent, but I think you’ve taken your autumn photograph a bit too early… the colours are not that brilliant yet!

    Since you do take such beautiful photographs, I’ll be so bold as to make a wish – will you please take on and post it when we have reached peak foliage?!

    All the best,

    October 11, 2010 at 18:09

    • Thanks for your kind words. I totally agree that autumn has not peaked yet – maybe in a couple of weeks. However, I don’t have that many photos from last year, so posted one from last week. Misty, serene – the beginning of autumn that promises the exhilarating clear air and explosion of colours that you talk about.

      I promise to post a few golden shots once the leaves have peaked. They’re turning slowly…

      October 11, 2010 at 18:13

      • Yes, most of the trees are turning slowly this year. Where I live a number of maples turned very early, but then they always do, don’t they? Also, the birches are turning and some of the other trees that also turn yellow, but there is still a lot of green foliage to be seen everywhere. I am, however, looking forward to your photographs of peak foliage.

        All the best,

        P.S. By the way, sometimes my fingers are quicker than my thoughts. I naturally *meant* to type “impertinent” and “one”, respectively, in my previous comment to this blog post, but there you go… my fingers… D.S.

        October 11, 2010 at 18:43

  4. wow. each has its own beauty…and i would be jumping out of the tree…smiles.

    October 11, 2010 at 18:15

  5. exhale. this is just gorgeous!!!

    October 11, 2010 at 18:27

  6. OH MY!!! That winter scene is stunning!!

    October 11, 2010 at 18:57

  7. The glow of light, riot of leaves, quiet of winter, and joy of children make your world a very special place, Fi. Lovely photos all!

    October 11, 2010 at 18:59

  8. I enjoyed your four seasons photos. Personally, I love all four!

    October 11, 2010 at 20:23

  9. What a great post!! Seeing all those photos in one post is awesome! You live in such a beautiful place!!!!!

    October 11, 2010 at 20:36

  10. Such wisdom in your words. Thank you. That tree is amazing….makes me want to climb it too! XX

    October 11, 2010 at 20:48

  11. What a great idea! And, gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing!

    October 11, 2010 at 22:07

  12. fabulous entry for the 2nd anniversary. kudos.

    October 11, 2010 at 22:22

  13. such a lovely seasonal portrait, each image oozes with the preciousness of life. Thank you.

    October 12, 2010 at 00:35

  14. Congratulations on your two-year anniversary. Now I have that old “Byrds” tune going through my head… “To everything, there is a season, Turn, Turn, Turn.”

    At least I think it was the Byrds. Regardless, it’s a beautiful song and goes well with your photos.

    October 12, 2010 at 01:36

    • It’s not my two-year anniversary, but it’s My World that turns two! That song definitely fits this post…

      October 12, 2010 at 05:59

  15. It’s beautiful in your outer and inner world — at all times of the year! Just lovely.

    October 12, 2010 at 03:38

  16. Utterly amazing. Thank you so much.

    October 12, 2010 at 03:53

  17. Absolutely beautiful.. each and every one of them.

    October 12, 2010 at 05:43

  18. great advice—seize the moment! every season has its own beauty.

    October 12, 2010 at 06:13

  19. So beautiful as always and it is the way I strive to live — to seize each moment and enjoy the beauty of each moment, of each season. Hope you have a beautiful week!


    October 12, 2010 at 06:18

  20. though we d0n’t have sn0w over here I still try to enj0y 0ur f0ur seas0ns each year,and every year was different,..

    October 12, 2010 at 06:25

  21. Blu

    I just love the first picture with those pinks!!!…together they paint a beautiful story…Blu smiles.

    October 12, 2010 at 08:09

  22. I always knew I wanted to visit Sweden. But now I can’t decide when I want to do it. Each of the seasons is so beautiful.

    October 12, 2010 at 08:28

  23. Looks like a very beautiful place !

    October 12, 2010 at 08:28

  24. Beautiful landscape photos Fi. Regarding the children in the tree, we have an old tree in a public park that I climbed in as a kid about 60 years ago and it is still there. I often took my grandchildren to play in it too when they were younger. They loved it! – Dave

    October 12, 2010 at 09:56

  25. Coming form a city where there are just the two seasons, virtually, these other seasons amaze me. I am experiencing autumn for the first time in my life right now! I love it!

    October 12, 2010 at 10:27

  26. Succinct, poetic and with such beautiful photographs. Each season has it’s own special quality and if we said there were five I wonder where the fifth would lie? Four is better, though all blend and merge.

    October 12, 2010 at 12:03

  27. Great photos! I am always ready for the change in seasons.

    October 12, 2010 at 14:03

  28. Very beautiful scenery, love the reflection in the water. Oh I love the huge tree with low lying branches, used to climb and play up the trees when I was young.

    October 12, 2010 at 14:40

  29. A wonderful tour of the four beautiful seasons, each with its own joy.

    October 12, 2010 at 14:43

  30. Wow, it’s so pretty there. Not so many sunsets here.

    October 12, 2010 at 15:11

  31. Gwendolyn

    Wonderful words to go with the beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

    October 12, 2010 at 15:36

  32. Lovely… so lovely!

    October 12, 2010 at 15:42

  33. Oh those shots are wonderful Fi

    October 12, 2010 at 15:50

  34. One of your best post.

    October 12, 2010 at 15:50

  35. LadyFi: That is so cool seeing all the seasons.

    October 12, 2010 at 17:16

  36. SirPe

    Such a great series of pics, and it’s amazing to think that they were all taken within minutes of our house! You’re so talented at seeing the pictures that I walk past without even noticing:-)

    October 12, 2010 at 17:55

  37. A wonderful stroll through the seasons, Thank you.

    October 12, 2010 at 18:25

  38. So beautiful as always, this is just gorgeous!

    Gr, Bram

    October 12, 2010 at 18:36

  39. Each one divine in its own way! My favorite season is winter. :0)

    October 13, 2010 at 01:08

  40. This is so wonderful. I could picture you framing these and hanging them on your wall. What a lovely collection that would be! I think I like winter the best … just so dramatic!

    Beautifully done … as always!

    October 13, 2010 at 01:56

  41. What a magical place! Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    October 13, 2010 at 03:40

  42. Beautiful series. Really really good.

    October 13, 2010 at 06:01

  43. I love seeing these all together. I really love the winter one. I’ve never experienced a winter like that.

    October 13, 2010 at 06:31

  44. I love “bigging” your photos. They are always stunning!

    October 13, 2010 at 12:40

  45. This post reflects and illustrates perfectly why no season and every season is my favourite, each to be welcomed and treasured for the beauties it bestows.

    October 13, 2010 at 14:37

  46. Absolutely beautiful pictures and splendid advice.

    October 13, 2010 at 15:10

  47. This is a beautiful photo essay of the four seasons in your part of the world. Each photo is just gorgeous. Very well done!

    October 13, 2010 at 18:06

  48. Don

    Thanks for the seasonal celebration!

    October 13, 2010 at 18:16

  49. it’s just magical to see the seasons change. how beautiful.

    October 13, 2010 at 19:05

  50. We have two seasons: hot and cold.

    October 13, 2010 at 20:34

  51. Nice to feel the seasons. I do love the summer and autumn ones the most. Winter is difficult for me to enjoy, though I can see how Christmas is so beautiful with snow and family.

    October 13, 2010 at 23:12

  52. Ash

    Beautiful photographs and words!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:00

  53. You have such a gift for seeing the views that the rest of us would miss. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    October 14, 2010 at 14:48

  54. Stunning photos! Ah, Freedom.. I am grateful for it daily. Same thoughts crossed my mind in watching miners’ rescue.

    October 14, 2010 at 17:34

  55. Love the photos of the 4 seasons – beautiful. In Vegas life begins when summer ends – today it was still 26C at 11 p.m. – the heat refuses to let go. Winter is respite.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:08

  56. Your world is beautiful! I do like the non snow photos the best:)

    October 16, 2010 at 03:48

  57. Absolutely stunning images! How can I even describe my feelings with words… You show clearly the enticing beauty of every season…

    October 16, 2010 at 11:22

  58. Such wonderful photos and a great idea!:)

    October 16, 2010 at 15:14

  59. I love all of them!! Wonderful!:-)

    October 17, 2010 at 21:25

  60. A fitting tribute, sharing your world throughout its cycle of seasons. Seen this way, it’s hard to pick a favorite!

    October 18, 2010 at 19:33

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