Frozen magic

Things have been magically cold over here!

Lustrous black locks are frosted in ice after a 15-minute-walk in -25°C.

The radiant smile is warming though.

Winter jackets are sprinkled with sugary snow as little boys plunge their way through hip-deep snow.

And there, amidst the swirling cream of a snowstorm, a girl’s purple gloves

Make the most of the moment.

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59 responses

  1. Riet

    Oh my goodness, that is cold . Your photo’s are beautiful. Happy new year.

    January 3, 2011 at 16:14

  2. Those are great pictures! I love the snow. As long as I don’t have to drive in it!

    The title you came up with… frozen magic… that was perfect.

    January 3, 2011 at 16:23

  3. Ooh..that’s cold! but that smile and those photos are very warming!!

    January 3, 2011 at 16:54

  4. “Frozen magic”…love it! Since I live in the land of snow and cold I now have a new name for it. Thank you! Happy Monday!

    January 3, 2011 at 16:54

  5. Blu

    I love the frosty hair it is so pretty, and a magical smile too. x What wonderful memories they will have when they look back at the magical times they spent as children playing in that gorgeous snow!

    January 3, 2011 at 17:24

  6. Marvellous photos – what happy memories they will store for your children.

    January 3, 2011 at 17:37

  7. Lovely words and photos!

    January 3, 2011 at 18:02

  8. Looks so cold!

    January 3, 2011 at 18:13

  9. I LOVE your top photo!!! what a beautiful smile and the icy locks…wonderful!!!

    January 3, 2011 at 18:14

  10. nice…great pics…but great wisdom as well…

    January 3, 2011 at 18:39

  11. A true wonder this series, light and beautiful tones with beautiful frames

    January 3, 2011 at 18:39

  12. Awesome!
    Happy New Year Lady Fi.

    January 3, 2011 at 20:03

  13. Amy

    Loved the frosty hair!!! Great photos- your anklebiters are beautiful!!

    January 3, 2011 at 20:28

  14. I don’t know how in the world you make snow and ice and cold so beautiful to someone–like me! who hates the cold– but you do!😉 It’s always a pleasure to see that you’ve posted new pictures!

    January 3, 2011 at 21:48

  15. bone chattering cold, but beautifully captured.

    happy new year.

    i have my post today at

    January 3, 2011 at 22:33

  16. Your photos are beautiful but they make me shiver with the cold. lol!

    January 3, 2011 at 22:38

  17. Brrrr … but beautiful! Ice on hair is a lovely photo, and really conveys the weather. So much wiser to embrace and enjoy the cold and snow than to pine for summer’s warmth.

    January 3, 2011 at 23:32

  18. Lovely photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy New Year.

    January 4, 2011 at 02:41

  19. My friend from London said it’s colder in LA than in London. I can’t believe that as we don’t have snow. Lovely photos to remind me of the cold snow.

    January 4, 2011 at 05:50

  20. oh my gosh, i cannot imagine how cold it is. we are enjoying a “cold” weather right now, about 22 deg C.:p

    January 4, 2011 at 06:41

  21. Such incredible shots and they do touch me because my children — although grown now have a black father and we do celebrate their mixed heritage. It’s been a great life for all of us! Hope your New Year is off to a great start!


    January 4, 2011 at 06:52

  22. Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Happy New Year and have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

    January 4, 2011 at 07:22

  23. that must have been terribly cold but your pictures are wonderfully captured.

    January 4, 2011 at 09:35

  24. the first one is stunning ‘Frozen smile’

    January 4, 2011 at 09:40

  25. Beautiful photos and I love the write up too! so full of emotion!

    January 4, 2011 at 10:24

  26. what beautiful images!
    now i have the urge to put on a sweater…:)
    wishing you a wonderful 2011!

    January 4, 2011 at 10:32

  27. all photos are geat, but I love the last one. Reminds me of my daughter. She also loves purple.

    January 4, 2011 at 11:30

  28. Yes, magical captures.,

    January 4, 2011 at 11:35

  29. Helt underbara bilder och likaså texten…som alltid här hos dig! Hoppas vädergudarna blir lite nådigare snart. Vi var insnöade i två veckor i december och hoppas det inte upprepar sig nu!!! Önskar dig och din familj en riktig god fortsättning på 2011.

    January 4, 2011 at 11:44


    January 4, 2011 at 11:51

  31. I loved these images, they are so cheerful, colourful and happy, highlighting beautiful details.:)

    January 4, 2011 at 12:16

  32. The lovely girl has a perfect snow-white smile and her purple gloves are interestingly marked with both real and patterned snowflakes. I feel for the person huddled from the cold in your beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing the magic of these moments.

    January 4, 2011 at 13:58

  33. Such beautiful photos! The cold makes for great times:)

    January 4, 2011 at 14:36

  34. My computer has been slow to download today and so I read your lovely word pictures before seeing the photography. Both are wonderful by themselves, together they are perfect.

    Happy New Year to all.

    January 4, 2011 at 16:36

  35. Beautiful photos, beautiful children. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    January 4, 2011 at 17:10

  36. Fantastic shots.

    January 4, 2011 at 17:16

  37. You make me want to play in snow!

    January 4, 2011 at 19:58

  38. Beautiful shot!

    January 4, 2011 at 20:17

  39. I think that is more cold than I care to deal with. Here, if the temps dip to freezing, we feel that is too cold and rush to cover the tender plants. We can have tender plants for freezing is a rare problem.

    January 4, 2011 at 22:06

  40. Your pictures are beautiful and sure do tell the tale. Burrrrr, it make my timbers shiver just lookin’ at ’em.

    God bless ya sweetie and have a terrific day!!!

    January 5, 2011 at 01:20

  41. Brrr! Those gloves look pretty cold! – Dave

    January 5, 2011 at 01:39

  42. Al

    Great shots, they really bring home the season.

    January 5, 2011 at 02:03

  43. each time I come here I am stunned.


    January 5, 2011 at 02:21

  44. -25????? -25????? I just can’t get over that … at least her smile can melt that frozen hair!

    January 5, 2011 at 02:29

  45. That smile warms my heart. Thank you.

    January 5, 2011 at 03:12

  46. the first one is a gorgeous picture!

    January 5, 2011 at 03:17

  47. That hair is a crowning glory – with or without the frost! Wonderful photo essay, Fi. So cold here, too – we skied this AM and had to go inside with the children after one run (for hot chocolate, of course!).

    January 5, 2011 at 03:45

  48. Frozen magic and magic smiles.

    January 5, 2011 at 14:32

  49. Wonderful smiles LadyFi. It is good to see kids enjoying winter there in all of its glory.

    January 5, 2011 at 15:35

  50. That’s bloody freezing! I wonder how you managed to take such a fantastic photo in such a harsh condition! Your photos AND kids are simply amazing.

    January 5, 2011 at 16:47

  51. Happy Wednesday!

    January 5, 2011 at 20:02

  52. AB1 has a beautiful smile !

    January 5, 2011 at 23:15

  53. 30degC today. That’s plus 30, btw. I’ve had my mustache freeze to my beard; I’ll stick to the warmth!

    But I grant you that the cold is pretty.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:54

  54. fabulously frozen photos!

    January 8, 2011 at 00:34

  55. i love the so close moments with the girl and faraway shots of the pink sky together as they are.

    January 8, 2011 at 20:07

  56. Your anklebiters even make the snow look good..and fun. Wonderful snowy memories you have captured!:)

    January 8, 2011 at 22:09

  57. Such a contrast with where we are now in the Southern Hemisphere!

    Reminds us of what we will be coming back to…

    January 15, 2011 at 02:21

  58. Oh, gosh!! I am so glad I have snooped around some more in your blog…I had missed these!!!
    These are the coldest and warmest photos I have ever seen….lovely!!!

    January 24, 2011 at 00:58

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