A colourful world

February is a a time where nothing much happens;

Where life unfolds with the rhythm of the seasons —

And splashes of colour surprise and delight:

February fog

A magical parchment sky,

A glittering rainbow world.

It’s true though that change is good for the soul,

When one kind of colourful world

Is exchanged – even though briefly – for another.

It’s nice to get away and gain a little perspective —

It helps you appreciate all the good things you already have.

The true harvest of my life is intangible – a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched. — Thoreau

The vibrancy of Time Square, NY

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78 responses

  1. What an interesting juxtaposition. From the serenity of the countryside to the frenzy of Times Square. Great post!

    March 19, 2012 at 16:04

  2. Pat

    Beautiful post!

    March 19, 2012 at 16:09

  3. A beauty of contrasts:)

    March 19, 2012 at 16:27

  4. nice…i def love the little steps out into another part of the world….nyc esp….nice pic…that first pic almost looks sepia and makes a great contrast to the second…

    March 19, 2012 at 16:28

  5. Such beautiful, vivid words paired with amazing photos! Love the idea of a parchment sky!

    March 19, 2012 at 16:44

  6. TexWisGirl

    i love your peaceful scenes… years ago i would have welcomed the city’s hustle and bustle, but these days, give me peace and quiet and country…

    March 19, 2012 at 16:50

  7. onceupona

    It must have been more than just a little change, being in New York. You really captured the essence of the city in that photo! -Danette

    March 19, 2012 at 17:01

  8. Gorgeous photos!!! From one extreme to the other, must have been quite a difference in the noise level:)

    March 19, 2012 at 17:07

  9. wonderful snaps…and what contrast!

    March 19, 2012 at 17:22

  10. glimpseintomidlife

    What a contrast! Very different worlds.

    March 19, 2012 at 17:26

  11. Lady Fi,
    I adore how your ART reflects LIFE.

    Xxx Kiss for Oscar, please.

    March 19, 2012 at 17:34

  12. What a contrast between the rural life and the city life. Both attractive for different reasons.

    March 19, 2012 at 18:44

  13. lindyloumacinitaly

    Two very different but colourful worlds.

    March 19, 2012 at 19:34

  14. Congratulations on this exquisite work and bring the beauty of nature before our eyes. Wonderful light. Greetings.

    March 19, 2012 at 19:41

  15. What wonderful pictures you catched of the fog. No, we dont have any snow more but in shadow places some can still be there like the photos of the squirell…

    March 19, 2012 at 19:59

  16. jbcuvelier

    WOW! What a contrast! Yes, a break from the routine is so therapeutic.

    March 19, 2012 at 20:17

  17. Bob

    The first two are magnificent photos, thanks ever so much.

    March 19, 2012 at 20:26

  18. sandy

    What a contrast between the two places! Love the golden fog.

    March 19, 2012 at 21:38

  19. Great contrasts here – while recognising the vibrancy and life suggested in your NY shot, give me the peace of fog/mist any day! Happy week.

    March 19, 2012 at 22:52

  20. First two shots are mind blowing.:)

    March 19, 2012 at 23:02

  21. NY is really colorful while the place in Sweden is very calm and simple. I prefer Sweden.:)

    March 19, 2012 at 23:04

    • Me too… in case you hadn’t guessed. But it’s lovely to visit a big city for a few days.

      March 20, 2012 at 05:39

  22. Beautiful photos, those golden coloured skies in the first two are amazing.

    March 19, 2012 at 23:25

  23. nice foggy shots.

    March 20, 2012 at 00:09

  24. What a juxtaposition! I love seeing NYC through your eyes!

    March 20, 2012 at 01:46

  25. I love the way you showed your beautiful and colorful natural world and then showed the colorful city.

    March 20, 2012 at 01:49

  26. love the first two shots! I like the contrast between the countryside and the big city.

    March 20, 2012 at 01:59

  27. Love the first two shots so calm..and then Times Square..never been there except in photos.
    I love the way you caught the snow sparkles on the lake:)

    March 20, 2012 at 02:22

  28. love the contrast in the two scenes – both beautiful in their own way!

    March 20, 2012 at 02:49

  29. Two worlds ~ so different!
    such quiet and peace ~ silence in the first photos…
    the color and sounds of NYC.
    Wow… very nice!

    March 20, 2012 at 03:24

  30. Beautiful photos and comparisons! I enjoy the peaceful nature surroundings rather than big city life.

    March 20, 2012 at 03:28

  31. The colors of Times Square are beautiful, but I like the colors of your world as well.

    March 20, 2012 at 04:54

  32. Certainly is colourful.

    March 20, 2012 at 05:31

  33. Wonderful shots, truly magical.

    March 20, 2012 at 06:25

  34. superb captures!

    March 20, 2012 at 06:46

  35. Elephant's Child

    The serenity of the country side has my vote. Increasingly I don’t do hustle and bustle well – even briefly.

    March 20, 2012 at 07:49

  36. The parchment, are you having a sand storm? Brisbane looked like this when there was a sandstorm

    March 20, 2012 at 09:55

    • It was thick fog lit up by the setting sun.

      March 20, 2012 at 09:56

  37. exquisite photos but the first one is my favourite.:)

    March 20, 2012 at 09:59

  38. you are right about them having fun. You should see them push one another up the ramp of the truck.

    March 20, 2012 at 10:16

  39. What a contrast between the serene beauty of one place to the vibrant enthusiasm of the other!

    March 20, 2012 at 10:42

  40. Magical parchment, indeed. Rather like an oriental scroll…

    March 20, 2012 at 10:44

  41. A change is like a holiday they say, that is why we are off on our travels again.

    March 20, 2012 at 11:45

  42. I think NY would scare me!

    March 20, 2012 at 12:52

  43. jeevanchennai

    Fantastic… both the nature set tone and manmade time square! Lovely perspective on the difference and change.


    March 20, 2012 at 13:52

  44. Love the contrasts! The February fog shot is beautiful!

    March 20, 2012 at 14:36

  45. Wow! What a contrast!
    Change is always good, it helps you value little things of life.

    March 20, 2012 at 15:53

  46. Always a visual treat to visit here. Sounds like you had a great time.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    March 20, 2012 at 16:11

  47. Wow! Talk about contrast! From the sublime to the crazy!!!!😀 😀 😀 … wonderul!

    March 20, 2012 at 16:27

  48. Vilken läcker färg du fångat på dimman. Din omgivning är helt underbar och spännande för mig som bor så långt söderut man kan komma. Jag njuter av att få ta del av dina vackra bilder.

    March 20, 2012 at 19:44

  49. Amy

    First of all- stunning photos! That you haven´t made a calendar or something yet is amazing- you have just TOO many wonderful photos to not do SOMETHING with them! Second- it´s such an interesting contrast these two worlds you portray here in this post. I think each must be wonderful and magical in it´s own way!

    March 20, 2012 at 20:30

  50. Beautiful photos indeed! =)
    I love the snow, but the one from NY is gorgeous! =) I’m so glad you’re sharing some ohotos from NY on your blog, I would like to go there one day.. one lovely day :))

    I do believe exchanging environment or worlds is good, especially one gets a perspective..:)

    March 20, 2012 at 20:49

  51. Maggie May

    The photos have an ethereal look.
    Quite beautiful!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

    March 20, 2012 at 22:04

  52. Lovely colours in the first two shots. Contrasted well with the sharp vibrancy of the third!

    March 20, 2012 at 23:13

  53. wonderful foggy photos, surely there’s a little artifice involved? You have a magical landscape to portray.

    March 21, 2012 at 00:07

    • The first one is straight out of the camera. I increased contrast and color in the second. I’ve never seen anything like it before!

      Sent from my iPhone

      March 21, 2012 at 05:25

  54. I always love looking at your photos, and the first two are quite mystical!

    March 21, 2012 at 00:40

  55. Al

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to NYC. I’ll take the tranquility of your first two lovely photos any day!

    March 21, 2012 at 00:46

  56. wonderful series of shots….love the Feb. fog shots, I can’t seem to get any shots in this weather here, perhaps I should look for fog!
    Love your header.

    March 21, 2012 at 00:56

  57. Those are stunning! And the contrast with the last photo amazing…. how absolutely lovely the whole post is.

    March 21, 2012 at 02:32

  58. that was me above — here I am again trying to see if I can post w/o using my word press alias.

    March 21, 2012 at 02:33

    • Hurray! It works

      Sent from my iPhone

      March 21, 2012 at 05:21

  59. A lot of contrast between the first images and the last. Love that foggy day.

    March 21, 2012 at 03:03

  60. such a difference between your foggy world and the colors of the city, both amazingly colorful.

    March 21, 2012 at 04:51

  61. The fog and light is in great harmony! Lovely!

    March 21, 2012 at 05:48

  62. Fi, I am a fan of fog pictures. They are mysical I think. I liked your Times Square, NY photo too – Dave

    March 21, 2012 at 08:25

  63. I love fog photos! Your’s are exquisite.

    March 21, 2012 at 08:52

  64. Nice contrast between Sweden and New York. I visited Time Squre a few years ago.

    March 21, 2012 at 12:05

  65. Happy Wednesday!

    March 21, 2012 at 12:18

  66. It must have been somewhat of a culture shock – your peaceful lake and then the cacophony of the city. Both surprise and delight. But – I cannot get enough of the lake photos!

    March 22, 2012 at 02:27

  67. Beautiful–almost like golden fog. Enjoyed catching up on your blog!

    March 22, 2012 at 03:14

  68. jcosmonewbery

    No interest in NY. Love the ‘sepia’ effect of the outdoor shots.

    March 22, 2012 at 11:12

  69. clivethedog

    Brillant! What a contrast!

    Murray loves Times Square – which for a child with autism I find amazing! It’s so crazy but there’s something about it that appeals hugely to him!

    March 22, 2012 at 11:42

  70. Sarah

    I was convinced now again that change is a chance to have something and I was overpowered by February fog in the north .

    March 22, 2012 at 13:24

  71. Yes, of course it’s good to get away. And NYC is such an exciting place. But I would rather look at photos like the first two. What beautiful light, and what a fairytale land it creates!

    March 22, 2012 at 20:49

  72. Great Times Square shot, so vivid and filled with life.

    March 22, 2012 at 21:43

  73. · Yeah. Your world is really colorful as your photos are. You see, I love tese kind of photos.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA

    March 22, 2012 at 22:53

  74. JM

    Amazing contrast! The sudden view of the Times Square is almost a shock!:-) Fantastic shots.

    March 25, 2012 at 19:35

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