My street

Nothing – and everything – happens on my street.

Lives are lived out in tears and laughter.

Seasons enjoyed and wondered at.

First hard frost


My street is just that – a street with twenty-one houses flanking both sides.

Some of the houses are right on the lake – but not ours. (Which is probably just as well as I would be glued to the windows with a camera in my hand!)

I can open the door and find myself by the lake in a few seconds flat – ready to document the first snow that arrived only five days after the first hard frost – and which sadly disappeared only a day later.


First snow

If you walked with me by the lake, we might stop to admire the rickety old jetty with its view of the farm on the other side of the water.

We could laugh with joy as we watch the melting snow bouncing on the path to create rainbows.

And, if we’re really lucky, we could catch those magical snowflakes and appreciate the beauty of our seemingly mundane lives.

For more magic, please visit: My World. (And remember to click each photo to enlarge it.)

66 responses

  1. Your images are stunning and your photography tells of a keen eye and a sense for beautiful composition. The last image is priceless…
    For me personally your images also bring back the pristine and unblemished beauty of Sweden, a country where I grew up. Thank you for the memories.;)

    October 25, 2010 at 17:16

    • Thanks for the kind words. My part of Sweden is still pretty unblemished – thank goodness!

      October 25, 2010 at 19:39

  2. Your neighborhood is so charming. It’s like a dream!

    October 25, 2010 at 17:45

  3. Blu

    Thanks for the walk!

    October 25, 2010 at 18:10

  4. smiles. sounds like a rather cool place to be…lots to see and plenty of people to share it with if you would like…marveling at your white stuff…

    October 25, 2010 at 18:13

  5. lilalia

    Those late autumn colours and stilled waters and snow melting in sunlight… your street does seem to be enchanting.

    October 25, 2010 at 18:39

  6. I would love to live that close to a lake. Every season has it´s special moments, and you know how to bring out the best of them!

    October 25, 2010 at 19:17

  7. such an unusual and stunning image of the golden tree with snow underneath!

    October 25, 2010 at 19:26

  8. Thank you for taking me for a walk down your street. I love the beauty that your eye’s see and that you share them with us. Our first snow is sure to be soon…they are talking about some coming in some parts tomorrow. The little’s would be thrilled.:)

    Hope your Monday is going marvelously.:) XX

    October 25, 2010 at 20:19

  9. I enjoyed walking with you on your street (thru your lovely pictures) and how wonderful that the lake is nearby. Beautiful post!

    October 25, 2010 at 20:37

  10. First time here and I like your photos! Especially the one with the snow on the nose of your cute dog.:)

    October 25, 2010 at 21:03

  11. Such a gorgeous world you have, Ladyfi! And you do capture it superbly with terrific composition! Magnificent colors! What a joy autumn can be! Have a lovely week!


    October 25, 2010 at 21:25

  12. The first snow always seems so beautiful.

    October 25, 2010 at 21:26

  13. I love you share a sense of whimsy and magic in your soul.

    October 25, 2010 at 21:50

  14. I love this post because now I know “where in the world is Lady Fi” !!:-)
    Thanks for sharing your piece of the world with us!

    October 25, 2010 at 22:10

  15. you have shown your world with wonderful photos. what beautiful corner of the world you call home.

    October 25, 2010 at 22:42

  16. your world looks much like mine. Great shots as always. My favorite is the small bridge.

    October 25, 2010 at 23:42

  17. I’m packing my bags now. I’ll be on your doorstep shortly. I require little food or care…

    How beautiful and serene. Your photos make me want to just step into the scene. Is there an App for that yet?

    Actually, the little rural valley where I live is the same way and if you don’t turn on the TV or look at the news you can delude yourself for quite some time into thinking all is well with the world.

    October 26, 2010 at 00:33

  18. Thanks for taking us along for a walk. You live in a scenic area.

    October 26, 2010 at 00:51

  19. A lovely world you have shared with us today. That path would beckon me for a stroll almost daily and the lake would compel me to get a kayak.

    October 26, 2010 at 01:04

  20. Så fint och fridfullt det ser ut på din gata:)

    October 26, 2010 at 01:16

  21. How beautiful. I love the jetty, and the boats blanketed with snow, and most of all your wonderful dog with snow on his nose again.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada

    October 26, 2010 at 01:59

  22. Your street is most beautiful sweetie but did ya have to go and use the ‘S’ word!!! Ya know that I’m soooo not a winter chick and it’s comin’ to the Ozarks all to quickly!

    Your pics are simply amazing. I especially loved your doggie with the snow capped nose!!! Cute. :o)

    God bless ya and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

    October 26, 2010 at 02:00

  23. Your street is as lovely and picturesque as I’ve always imagined.

    October 26, 2010 at 02:02

  24. Already snowing! How quickly the time flies. Lovely views.

    October 26, 2010 at 02:40

  25. Fantastic photos, and I can’t believe you have snow already..Stay warm then!

    October 26, 2010 at 02:58

  26. Beautiful and charming place.

    October 26, 2010 at 03:11

  27. thank you for the lovely walk by the lake!

    October 26, 2010 at 03:31

  28. Great photos! You live in a beautiful spot by that lake. And your fall foliage colors are gorgeous. Lovely snow shot also.

    October 26, 2010 at 03:50

  29. Snow? Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful images.

    October 26, 2010 at 04:02

  30. The street where nothing – and everything- happens. What a fantastic description.

    October 26, 2010 at 04:41

  31. Beautiful images. You’re lucky to live where you do. I have a small lake/pond within a minute from my front door too. So far no snow though. I’m not envious of that!😉

    October 26, 2010 at 05:17

  32. Hi There, Thanks so much for coming to my blog. I am enjoying yours —but am shivering thinking of SNOW and FROST…. We are still fairly warm here in Tennessee—but I’m sure that frost and snow will be in our future…

    Thanks again for visiting… Please come back often.

    October 26, 2010 at 05:18

  33. lovely photos. you make my imagination alive with your words. have a great day!

    October 26, 2010 at 05:50

  34. I love those pictures, and the dog^^ cute!

    October 26, 2010 at 06:44

  35. You have a neat street, with all those trees! A lakeside scene is a wonderful greeting as you wake up in the morning.

    Your photos are beautiful!

    October 26, 2010 at 07:08

  36. Hi Lady Fi, Your street is lovely..and that snow when there is still leaves in the trees is quite a sight! You even make snow look good:)

    October 26, 2010 at 07:28

  37. Helt underbara höst- eller är det redan vinterbilder hos dig? Vilken underbar plats du bor på. Ser så stillsamt och idylliskt ut.

    October 26, 2010 at 08:04

  38. Your words and these photographs are beautiful and those autumn colors are stunning.

    October 26, 2010 at 08:07

  39. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

    October 26, 2010 at 08:11

  40. Ooh, great new look! You counted the houses??

    October 26, 2010 at 08:39

  41. Nice photos Fi. Good to see your neighbourhood – Dave

    October 26, 2010 at 09:53

  42. Wonderful. Thanks for allowing us to walk with you around your neighborhood.

    October 26, 2010 at 13:10

  43. I love the shot of the jetty!

    October 26, 2010 at 13:23

  44. Helena Ivanell

    I realised a long time ago that I’m a city girl, I don’t do outdoors very well, I don’t like silence, hell I’m scared if there isn’t at least 10 persons around me. In short: I don’t fit in the country side. But when I see your pictures I start to reconsider (reconcider? as in cider?) cause it looks so wonderful. Those colours!!! Maybe I and my high heels soon could come and visit and go for a walk with you and your earrings?


    October 26, 2010 at 13:23

    • LOL! Please do come for a walk with me and my earrings – that would be delightful!

      October 26, 2010 at 13:34

  45. Clive

    A truly beautiful post! Those photos are fab – wish I could take some as good!

    Murray loved that last one with the snow on Oscar’s nose!

    We have little chance of snow here in Ireland – despite how much we might wish for it!

    October 26, 2010 at 13:31

    • Your photos ARE fab!

      October 26, 2010 at 13:33

  46. Beautiful street.

    October 26, 2010 at 13:36

  47. Wonderful pictures!

    Thank you:)

    October 26, 2010 at 15:00

  48. Your street is certainly a beautiful part of our world. I enjoyed your wonderful pictures, and it looks as if the dog enjoyed your first snow.

    October 26, 2010 at 15:29

  49. Thanks for the guided tour!

    October 26, 2010 at 18:30

  50. Heaven! Thank you Lady Fi as always. Your posts can always be enjoyed on more than one level — stunning photos and food for thought in every one.

    October 26, 2010 at 19:46

  51. The houses look very new, and living so close to a lake and all this nature surrounding you must be lovely. I cannot believe we’re back in snow season.

    October 26, 2010 at 20:50

  52. So lovely.

    October 27, 2010 at 02:36

  53. Have a gorgeous Tuesday!

    October 27, 2010 at 03:26

  54. Magic indeed to see golden birches gleaming against the pristine snow. From what see here, you live in very paradise.

    October 27, 2010 at 08:43

  55. Oscar is too adorable. Frost? Snow? Yikes. Think I’ll have coffee under the palm tree.

    October 27, 2010 at 09:48

  56. Maggie May

    You are so lucky to be near a place of such beauty!
    Loved the snow flake on the dog’s nose.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    October 27, 2010 at 09:52

  57. Pam

    Your images are so beautiful. I especially enjoyed the one of the dog with snow on his nose, it made me smile.

    You have created a wonderful blog, thanks for stopping by, Lady Fi.

    October 27, 2010 at 12:14

  58. It’s a beautiful place to walk. Last year I seem to remember (from blog photos) that the snow didn’t come to Sweden until much later. Is it early this year? Whatever the weather, I sense youy’re enjoying the season!

    October 27, 2010 at 16:49

    • Actually, we had snow on October 15th last year. However, some years the snow doesn’t come until after Christmas…

      October 27, 2010 at 18:42

  59. Have a happy Wednesday!

    October 27, 2010 at 19:58

  60. And, if we’re really lucky, we could catch those magical snowflakes and appreciate the beauty of our seemingly mundane lives.

    Love this quote and the photo above it…quite magical to me!

    October 27, 2010 at 22:32

  61. I would say that I DID walk with you by the lake…and it was most enjoyable. Especially love the dot of snow on Oscar’s nose:-)

    November 1, 2010 at 00:46

  62. The combination of autumn leaves and snow is wonderful. Beautiful photos. I love the last one of the dog with the snow on his nose.

    November 1, 2010 at 02:06

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