Of gingerbread and snow

The little wooden houses of Sweden remind me of fairy tales.

In summer, the wood glows like red rubies –

But in the winter, those red timbers really come into their own.

Topped with an icing of snow,

They resemble gingerbread houses.

So delicious, I feel I could reach out and eat one.

Even autumn leaves hanging onto the winter branches

Look like delicious gingerbread —

Or perhaps a brown coat fluttering in the wind,

Left there by someone eager for new adventures.

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93 thoughts on “Of gingerbread and snow

  1. You are so right! This wonderful house has so much charm and warmth…and in winter does remind one of a gingerbread house! I love the fence too! Beautiful photos!

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  2. Dear Fiona,
    Sorry for the inconvenience! On one of my blogs I changed the word moderation 2 days ago, because I got tired of it, trying to get through it, on someone else’s blog 6 times, so I got to Blogger Help and told them they needed to do a better job!
    The other of my 2 blogs, where you tried to get get a comment through, had once been hacked, so I’m trying to prevent that from happening again -also because it has 2 pages (one for art). Sorry again – hopefully other bloggers will complain too about the new word moderation, so they’ll try to do something about it.

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  3. The colour of the houses is great!

    The way in which our ecosystems burst back into life after a fire really is remarkable. The Prom was burnt 3 summers back – and watching the place grow back has been great.

    Cheers – SM

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  4. You are absolutely right… so beautiful, in different ways in different seasons! I love a red barn in winter w/ snow, but it’s hard to beat a bright red in a yard of green grass under a blue sky! Love em both! =)

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  5. Handel and gretal,

    When you are a primary school teacher, you teach them a lot of fairy tales.

    My surname is CHIN,

    so I always tell them, “No NO NO, not by the hair of my Chinny Chin Chin” and they LOL.

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  6. I wonder if that is where the story of the gingerbread house started…
    I love that snowy house, but the fence really caught my eye! I have never seen one like it!!
    And I love the dog in the next post!!!!!!! Truly the embodiment of joy!

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  7. Oh I see why you love the little red houses.

    What wonderful pictures you have there girl. I do so love the leaf but I also adore the way the snow has frosted that old fence.

    God bless ya and have an amazin’ day sweetie!!! :o)

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