Wintry pastels

As you probably know by now, I love colour and light,

But they are not always possible to find.

A mild winter means getting to love the pastels of grey, as soft as silk;

The muted browns of sky and land;

And the dance of twirling snowflakes

When an Arctic storm rages in.

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101 responses

  1. What I love about your photos is that they show me what I wouldn’t see myself. I’d look at those views and think, oh, it looks awful out there! I wish it were summer! I’m freezing! What am I doing in this place! But when I see your photos I see the beauty.

    Thank you!

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:00

  2. They are all good but I really like the first one!

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:02

  3. Beautiful shots as always. I love that misty fall landscape in the first image.;)
    xoxo

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:09

  4. JM

    I just felt in love with the middle photo. It’s SO beautiful! Actually all are, but that one is special to my eyes.

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:25

  5. Just amazing! The nature has so many colors to offer. We only need an eye to appreciate the same!

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    January 19, 2012 at 12:29

  6. Is that autumn foliage on the first photograph? Still?

    Amazing, in that case.

    All the best,
    Bellis

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:06

    • Sadly not with us anymore… But we had autumn leaves into November this year.

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      January 19, 2012 at 13:07

  7. Beautiful subtle colours!

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:15

  8. These photographs are so beautiful. You are an artist. You don’t need me telling you that!

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:17

  9. Lovely soft landscapes with beautiful words……… grey as soft as silk! Beautiful.

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:38

  10. Bob

    Superb images.

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:50

  11. So pretty!

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:51

  12. Beautiful pictures, one and all. As usual. I really enjoy your last picture. Although it is a still there is a great sense of movement – snow and waves being buffeted by winds you cannot see but certainly can feel just by looking at it. It’s lack of color truly enhances the chill. Nicely done.

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    January 19, 2012 at 13:54

    • Thanks… It looks like waves but actually there is ice on the lake and it is the snow itself that is creating those waves…

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      January 19, 2012 at 15:00

  13. ooh, la, la….on that first one!!

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    January 19, 2012 at 14:24

  14. They are all gorgeous, but my favorite is the 1st one… Love the reflections —and that color is marvelous!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    January 19, 2012 at 14:38

  15. But grey is still a type of colour, right? πŸ˜‰

    I’m off to Finland tomorrow.
    You have a good weekend.
    See you next week.

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:07

  16. I love the first capture the best! Something about the mist softening the distant trees…

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:19

  17. Lovely, dreamy shots Ladyfi πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:29

  18. You’ve captured the beauty of winter very well in these shots.

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:33

  19. wow i love the fog…it makes everything to magical and mysterious…of course i like colour too but…lovely pics…it does look smeared a bit like pastels…

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:45

  20. Lovely captures, love the fog! That poor dock… hope it survives the freeze! =)

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:47

  21. I need to bundle up after looking at your frozen shots. Thanks for the beauty as always LadyFi.

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    January 19, 2012 at 15:49

  22. I do love your dreamy, misty captures of so much beauty! Looks so peaceful! Thank you, as always, for sharing it with us! Great way to start or end a day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    January 19, 2012 at 16:20

  23. your photos are amazingly beautiful. it’s hard to pick a favourite here.

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    January 19, 2012 at 16:21

  24. TexWisGirl

    truly beautiful! the first shot, especially!

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    January 19, 2012 at 16:40

  25. I love each one, I can’t take my eyes off the crooked doc with the perfect crop πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2012 at 16:42

  26. Riet

    They are all beautiful.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:03

  27. I always love fog shots and these are marvelous!

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:10

  28. I really like the subtle pinks.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:13

  29. Beautiful scenery with the subtlety of the fog, a true work of art. Greetings.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:19

  30. those first two photographs are soothing and beautiful, such a lovely vision.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:20

  31. The wonderful tones and softness in these photographs are truly beautiful.
    I love the perspective in the last one.
    Wonderfully captured.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:28

  32. The first one has a mystical quality about it. All of them do really but the first one…. you wonder what is going to rise up out of the lake. Beautiful.

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    January 19, 2012 at 17:46

  33. The soft colours do have their own beauty, but I hope the sunlight is back with you soon!

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    January 19, 2012 at 19:58

  34. Soft and beautiful!

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    January 19, 2012 at 20:11

  35. Wow, gorgeous shots, love them!

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    January 19, 2012 at 20:18

  36. Litt mystikk i disse bildene . . .

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    January 19, 2012 at 21:41

  37. Love the foggy scenes, makes me want to find the story within.

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    January 19, 2012 at 21:56

  38. Lovely ode to Winter! The pastel grey silk is wonderful!

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    January 19, 2012 at 22:19

  39. sandy

    Beautiful wintery pastels!
    Thanks for sharing them.

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    January 19, 2012 at 22:25

  40. Absolutely gorgeous!!! The pastels, the fog, absolutely stunning!!!

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    January 19, 2012 at 22:35

  41. nice shots. πŸ™‚ My skies is not stormy this time. It is a lot of fog. πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2012 at 23:07

  42. Softer, but so beautiful. Thank you.

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    January 19, 2012 at 23:35

  43. How lovely it looks like you still have fall colors. Gorgeous colors and reflections. Beautiful captures, Lady Fi!

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    January 19, 2012 at 23:46

    • Those fall colours were taken in November. It looks more like the last shot right now!

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      January 20, 2012 at 05:47

  44. ~Lady Fi,
    You continually capture the beauty in ALL things…

    ….even in the greys and muted earth.

    Xx

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    January 19, 2012 at 23:52

  45. Good scenes. I do like the way a camera helps me to slow down and appreciate the world, rather than just plodding along…

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    January 20, 2012 at 00:17

  46. you are magick!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    January 20, 2012 at 00:27

  47. As always, it’s such a pleasure to look at your amazing photography!
    *happy weekend to you*

    ~Maria

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    January 20, 2012 at 00:48

  48. “Soft as silk” is right–aabsolutely lovely photos. How you capture these lovely scenes all the time amazes me. You are definitely on the lookout for beauty every minute of the day. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2012 at 01:11

  49. The sky looks blurrr… hehe

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    January 20, 2012 at 01:34

  50. reflection of the sky is nice

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    January 20, 2012 at 01:35

  51. Al

    You don’t need sun and color to make great photos – these are exquisite (and cold). I love winter!

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    January 20, 2012 at 01:50

  52. Muted is still lovely in a different way. Love that last one … though it makes me cold just looking at it.

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    January 20, 2012 at 02:01

  53. Love your series… but the first shot is the cat’s meow!

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    January 20, 2012 at 02:27

  54. I think that first one just jumped to my #1 favorite of yours! So beautiful!

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    January 20, 2012 at 03:09

  55. Beautiful images. It looks like your weather is similar to ours. We had a mild winter until a couple of weeks ago. It has been snowing every day since last Saturday.

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    January 20, 2012 at 04:16

  56. Suz

    Delightful images, as ever!

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    January 20, 2012 at 05:37

  57. Such beautiful, moody, mystical colours! The glorious scene has a soft romance!

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    January 20, 2012 at 06:14

  58. Whoa! Soothing sights.

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    January 20, 2012 at 06:20

  59. Exquisitely magical! Can I join you in your next photo shoot?

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    January 20, 2012 at 06:47

  60. So, so beautiful. You are blessed to be able to view these scenes in person. Thank you for sharing that experience with us so skillfully and artfully.

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    January 20, 2012 at 06:54

  61. Beautifully captured!

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    January 20, 2012 at 06:55

  62. Wow! Once again you’re sharing landscape scenes that I can only dream of capturing one day! Really stunning and tranquil.

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    January 20, 2012 at 07:07

  63. Wonderful shots with nice reflections.

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    January 20, 2012 at 07:11

  64. I especially love the first one! Awesome shots!! Here’s to milder winters he he πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2012 at 08:09

  65. Is that the same jetty in the top and last photo?

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    January 20, 2012 at 08:40

    • I’m standing on the same jetty but looking left in the first shot. In the second shot, I was on a small hill.

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      January 20, 2012 at 08:48

  66. Wonderful shadows.

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    January 20, 2012 at 09:14

  67. I do love your shots of pastel wintry landscape. The quietly glinting Nature in the silence makes my heart calm.

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    January 20, 2012 at 09:27

  68. Beautiful variation of pastel skies and landscapes !

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    January 20, 2012 at 11:44

  69. such a soothing palette Fi…beautiful as always.

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    January 20, 2012 at 12:49

  70. So lovely,more of an art work.

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    January 20, 2012 at 13:55

  71. You make winter look gorgeous!

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    January 20, 2012 at 14:13

  72. FotoAnna

    It so enjoyable to see your pictures LadyFi !!
    The whole atmosphere… I love it.
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2012 at 14:32

  73. Wow. You have an amazing eye. The colors are incredible, as always. πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2012 at 15:23

  74. It’s a great series again, Lady Fi.
    At least you have snows and ice, in the Netherlands we’ve had only two days with some frost so far. Our winter looks like fall … 😦
    Enjoy your weekend.

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    January 20, 2012 at 15:55

  75. Lady Fi,
    How beautifully you express the season!!
    Winter colors are melted in harmony.
    Texture is more smooth than silk.
    All photos have atmosphere of black and white ink painting.
    Stunning!!

    Best wishes,
    keiko

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    January 20, 2012 at 15:57

  76. beautiful shots as usual!

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    January 20, 2012 at 16:33

  77. Simply beautiful winter pastels!
    Thanks for all the beauty you share! πŸ™‚

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    January 20, 2012 at 16:37

  78. they’re all magical, but I’m really loving that last photo. it’s perfection. happy weekend to you Fiona.

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    January 20, 2012 at 17:59

  79. Oh yes, you’ve caught the fog very nicely!

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    January 20, 2012 at 19:35

  80. Great series!

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    January 20, 2012 at 21:14

  81. I agree with Miss Footloose. You are able to show us the beauty of a gray day, whereas so many would say, “Not again!” When will the sun come out. Thanks for that. Sonia.

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    January 20, 2012 at 23:18

  82. Beautiful captures!

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    January 20, 2012 at 23:22

  83. Gorgeous images – the middle one looks like a painting!

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    January 21, 2012 at 00:03

  84. Jeanie

    As usual, Lady Fi, you bring beauty to whatever you see.

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    January 21, 2012 at 02:50

  85. Soft, indeed. These are just incredible. That mist floats into my world as I drift into your photos.

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    January 21, 2012 at 03:51

  86. wonderful series, beautiful photos

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    January 21, 2012 at 08:14

  87. jaymoore409

    It’s easy to see why so many of the Dutch masters had such a subdued palette when you have a mild winter like we’ve been having. On the other hand, they have gorgeous springs and summers…makes me wonder if they just painted in the winter!

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    January 21, 2012 at 08:19

  88. whoa! this is wow…just wow! indeed pastels n it is like a painting. the way uve got the reflections is absolutely like art on canvas. super like this one πŸ˜€

    also, i’d really appreciate if you could contribute for Saturday Sareenity.

    have a great weekend,
    cheers!

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    January 21, 2012 at 10:44

  89. I especially love the middle shot, with the reflections, and such lovely – if gentle – colours.

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    January 21, 2012 at 12:52

  90. Pastels of grey look so mistic and gentle. I’m always mesmerized with your picturesque world and words.

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    January 21, 2012 at 14:15

  91. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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    January 21, 2012 at 15:41

  92. It’s been a strange winter here too. Beautiful images showing change.

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    January 21, 2012 at 17:53

  93. There is something about he subtle light at your lake – every change is breathtaking.

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    January 21, 2012 at 23:32

  94. Lady Fi, that top photograph is worthy of a frame!

    We finally received a good measure of snow this past week. Now, however, the daytime temperatures are back above freezing and the streets are a frozen, slushy mess.

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    January 22, 2012 at 05:22

  95. Those shots with the mirror images on the water are just FABULOUS!!!!!! You have such an eye!

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    January 22, 2012 at 13:33

  96. I love muted colors and soft pastels. These photos are so wonderful.

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    January 22, 2012 at 15:57

  97. No wonder you have 100 comments. Well done!

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    January 22, 2012 at 16:24

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