Winter bouquet (or bokeh)

We’ve hardly had any snow this year – only a smattering to cover the ground for a day or two.

No matter how little – I always feel as if I’ve won the lottery when it begins to snow.

The white petals have a way of transforming life into something softer, more golden.

The bare bones of flowers look like twinkling stars;

A birdhouse becomes a cheerful red hat with white trimming;

And even a weathered post becomes a silver-haired object of beauty.

(Yes – Mum and Dad: Just like you guys!)

For more snowy (or sunny) beauty, please visit: Our World.

89 responses

  1. This is the kind of thing I would love to have on a calendar that I could look at every day! Beautiful!

    January 16, 2012 at 15:57

  2. Mind Blowing…Love the second and third shot!

    January 16, 2012 at 16:00

  3. Beautiful as always. My kids are nervous that we won’t get any snow this year, but I’m sure it will happen in the next couple of months.

    January 16, 2012 at 16:05

  4. absolutely wonderful photos, like them!

    January 16, 2012 at 16:11

  5. beautiful photos! Love the 2nd one, great background and colours

    January 16, 2012 at 16:42

  6. TexWisGirl

    such poetry! :)

    January 16, 2012 at 17:26

  7. I do love the snow, too, as you’ll see on my post for the day — although it isn’t something we see that often in Seattle, we do have it now and for the next few days! Your photos are superb as always!! Hope you have a great week!


    January 16, 2012 at 17:33

  8. Beautiful observations and photographs.

    January 16, 2012 at 17:39

  9. Beautiful! And thanks for the shout-out to your mom and dad (I hope my kids feel the same about me).

    January 16, 2012 at 17:47

  10. maenamor

    love the photo’s😉

    January 16, 2012 at 18:00

  11. That snow looks soooo soft!! Love the close-ups!

    January 16, 2012 at 18:05

  12. We just got some snow today. You make it actually look fun!

    January 16, 2012 at 18:07

  13. oh wow that little bit of snow adds all the magic to it…i want some snow…pout…

    January 16, 2012 at 18:26

  14. Same here, no snow om the swedish westcoast. But you have got some great winterphotos here !

    January 16, 2012 at 18:44

  15. You can have some of our snow! We’ve had more than normal in the city (although they are also begging for snow at the ski resorts. Lovely pictures as always!

    January 16, 2012 at 19:18

  16. Beautiful as always, LadyFi. :)

    January 16, 2012 at 19:54

  17. Lovely:)

    January 16, 2012 at 20:18

  18. JM

    Great play with the focus, all shots are wonderful!

    January 16, 2012 at 20:42

  19. Delightful shots of winter’s adornments.

    January 16, 2012 at 20:50

  20. ds

    Gorgeous. The second one is my favorite. Snow does soften winter’s hard edges. Thank you.

    January 16, 2012 at 21:04

  21. Bob

    I love that sort of hat with the snow falling on it. Funny.

    January 16, 2012 at 22:12

    • That hat is the top of a birdhouse!

      January 17, 2012 at 08:57

  22. · Wow! The third one is special. Good an minimal image.

    · Hugs

    CR & LMA

    January 16, 2012 at 22:13

  23. Love the goldenrod!!!

    January 16, 2012 at 22:30

  24. Lady Fi iti s so good to see the amazing pictures and the way you weave poetic verses around them! Comparing the fresh snow with silver tresses of Mom and Dad was truly imagination at its best!

    January 16, 2012 at 22:35

  25. Enough snow to make a snowman?😉

    January 16, 2012 at 22:58

  26. sandy

    Every shot a beauty!

    January 16, 2012 at 22:59

  27. I really like these macros of the snow on top of each of these objects. Hopefully you will get more snow in the days ahead.

    January 16, 2012 at 23:21

  28. imac

    No snow here yet but freezing and icy.
    Grand snow show you show my friend.

    January 16, 2012 at 23:52

  29. Awww, such a delightful way to look at snow. My favorite has to be the second one of the dried flower stems.

    January 17, 2012 at 00:08

  30. Simply glorious. Thank you.

    January 17, 2012 at 01:27

  31. Gorgeous tones, light, and bokeh in these images!

    January 17, 2012 at 01:27

  32. Jeanie

    It just started snowing here about an hour ago. There is not a lot expected but I am looking forward to going out for a walk with Dodger in the quiet beauty. Your pictures are, as usual, lovely.

    January 17, 2012 at 01:40

  33. Lady Fi.

    Even the bare bones are dressed in fluffy white diamonds ;)))

    Lovely. Xx

    January 17, 2012 at 02:27

  34. I just learned what bokeh means … and I love it!! Well done!

    January 17, 2012 at 03:09

  35. So beautiful! Love your comparison!! I’m hoping we get a little snow this year!

    January 17, 2012 at 03:40

  36. What a beautiful set of photos.
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

    January 17, 2012 at 03:55

  37. I feel like I won the lottery with these snowy photos, Fi – and also because it’s finally snowing again here, too!

    January 17, 2012 at 04:20

  38. Your red birdhouse made me smile:-)
    xo jj

    January 17, 2012 at 06:52

  39. The second and last shots are my favorite! Not having snow is a blessing in some ways but I imagine a photographer looks forward to it even more . . . you have made excellent use of the snow that did fall!:-)

    January 17, 2012 at 07:07

  40. If only I could enjoy your snow in person as I swelter at 40C!
    Lovely captures of the transformations.

    January 17, 2012 at 07:07

  41. Oh, I LOOOOOVE your snow flowers! All the more so because it’s a hot 38 degrees (Celsius) where I am downunder today!! Have a great day up there!!

    January 17, 2012 at 08:15

  42. Amy

    Loved the warmth in the second photo from the top. Great snow shots Fi! Isn´t it funny how we bitch when there is snow and we bitch when there isn´t snow…we´re never satisfied but there is something special when mother nature is wrapped in her winter blanket…resting peacefully in the dark of winter…have a great day my friend!

    January 17, 2012 at 08:44

  43. we live in a warm tropical country where it’s summer all year round. so it’s always a delight to see snowy photos in other parts of the world.

    January 17, 2012 at 09:49

  44. It’s currently hot and humid at 9pm here. Good time to be looking at snow photos. Thank you.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:53

  45. truly magical images and descriptions!

    January 17, 2012 at 10:56

  46. Wonderful winter shots.

    January 17, 2012 at 11:06

  47. nice snowy shots. You have to be fast this winter to catch it.:)

    January 17, 2012 at 11:09

  48. The frosty white snow and golden light bring everything to life, don’t they!

    January 17, 2012 at 11:57

  49. Stunning…just stunning!

    C x

    January 17, 2012 at 12:25

  50. I believe you’re right Lady fi, and I would love to see it for myself, but for the moment I will have to enjoy it vicariously through your beautiful images!!

    January 17, 2012 at 12:35

  51. Annecy is indeed a magical place!
    I love it so much.

    Have you been there before?

    January 17, 2012 at 12:44

    • Yes, I was in Annecy once a long long time ago.

      January 17, 2012 at 12:50

  52. As gorgeous as it is, I’m happy with my 70 degrees!

    January 17, 2012 at 13:18

  53. FotoAnna

    I love this Lady Fi !!
    Its cold but all true so warm…😉
    Greetings from a wintery Holland,

    January 17, 2012 at 13:33

  54. snow does make things prettier
    I love the little top of the birdhouse
    wonderful perspective

    January 17, 2012 at 13:47

  55. Winter will end soon and I hope the warm spring will come.
    I don’t want to get up during the winter.

    January 17, 2012 at 14:50

  56. The focus of your pictures stuns me. Very beautiful captures.

    January 17, 2012 at 14:55

  57. Very nice snow pictures ! I haven’t seen a single snowflake this year !!

    January 17, 2012 at 15:16

  58. Snow adds another dimension to the brown remains of fall!! Great shots. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    January 17, 2012 at 15:19

  59. I agree with Liz, your first commenter. Your photos would make a wonderful calendar. Have you made one or thought of making one we could purchase?

    January 17, 2012 at 16:10

    • I do have a couple of calendars on Red Bubble. Perhaps I should make a winter one too?

      January 17, 2012 at 18:10

  60. Another set of outstanding photos. Your attention to the smallest detail, along with a fantastic eye for it result in some of the most beautiful photos around.

    January 17, 2012 at 16:32

  61. How I yearn to take photos like that!!! They almost make me like snow….almost!!! Heeehehehe! I especially
    love the shot of the old weathered post…kinda like me too!

    God bless ya sweetie and have a cozy day enjoyin’ the icin’ on the earth!!!

    January 17, 2012 at 16:51

  62. WOW! Great photos in the snow, delicious shades.

    January 17, 2012 at 16:58

  63. Gorgeous shots!
    It’s snowing here now, I do love the snow!:)

    January 17, 2012 at 17:42

  64. Heather

    Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


    January 17, 2012 at 18:45

  65. Beautiful – like icing on the cake!

    January 17, 2012 at 19:07

  66. Very beautiful photos… I have a weak spot for icy and snowy scenes:-)

    January 17, 2012 at 22:20

  67. terrific shots! i especially love the two last ones.
    incredibly beautiful!

    January 17, 2012 at 23:09

  68. Al

    Fantastic shots! Now I want to try some shots like this next time it snows out here.

    January 18, 2012 at 01:03

  69. That second image with its bokeh is gorgeous!
    Lovely winter shots!

    January 18, 2012 at 01:05

  70. Very beautiful bokeh indeed, Lady Fi.:)
    We also have been low on snow here.

    January 18, 2012 at 02:55

  71. That snow is delicate and gorgeous!

    January 18, 2012 at 03:03

  72. You make snow look so inviting.

    January 18, 2012 at 03:12

  73. Beautiful photos.
    I am glad we have no snow though.
    I took too many snow pictures last year.

    January 18, 2012 at 13:07

  74. Not much snow here either..but it is very cold this morning. Your photos are lovely as usual! I always enjoy your view of the world:)

    January 18, 2012 at 16:38

  75. Pure loveliness in captures.

    January 18, 2012 at 18:11

  76. Wonderful snowy shots!
    Don’t like snow and cold very much but you make me want some…like Oscar;o)


    January 18, 2012 at 20:10

  77. Jim

    I’m with you on that! Can’t wait for it to be a true winter here………

    yes, I have a macro lens now. Now I can really get ‘up close and personal’!

    January 18, 2012 at 22:05

  78. Lovely!!! Still no snow in our neck of the woods…but expecting it tomorrow!!! Especially like the weathered fence post!!1

    January 18, 2012 at 22:50

  79. That sure is pretty, especially since I don’t ever see snow other than pictures.:)

    January 19, 2012 at 04:12

  80. Lovely photos, great bokeh in winter background!

    Inviting you to join our meme about windows @Vienna and Beyond. See you!

    January 19, 2012 at 04:46

  81. a little bit of snow on the flower-bones is very beautiful. You are very good at to find beauty at birdhouse and the post.

    January 19, 2012 at 06:27

  82. Fi, you photos give ordinary things a lift. Nice – Dave

    January 19, 2012 at 08:07

  83. I agree with you on the impressions of the first snow fall, however I only feel this way in December.;) Comes January, I want spring to commence.;) Nevertheless, beautiful photography of gentle snowfall.;)

    January 19, 2012 at 12:12

  84. jaymoore409

    Love that second shot…it’s fun to get close-in and see the world a little differently. And I’m with you on loving snow, when the flakes start falling my mood always improves. The packed ice on the sidewalks after the snow’s been here a week or so? That’s a different story!

    January 21, 2012 at 08:14

  85. beautiful winter photos, very nice close-ups
    no winter here also, only wind and rain, last weekend a little bit winter with sun and some frost.

    January 21, 2012 at 08:16

  86. You captured this dusting so beautifully.

    January 21, 2012 at 17:52

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