Fifty shades of…

As November kicks off, the Swedes start to dress in blacks and greys

Blending into the wintry background with colours that match their melancholic souls.

But NO – I tell you! The coming season doesn’t need more grey – it needs more colour.

Give me the colours of energy and life!

Give me vibrant yellows, vivid greens or electric blues. Give me fifty shades of neon pink if you must!

And judging by this sunset, nature agrees with me.

For more bright colours, please visit: Skywatch.

99 responses

  1. Wow! All stunning images!!

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:44

  2. I second that “wow”!! Stunning photos!

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:45

  3. The sky is amazing. The photo inspired me. 🙂

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:51

  4. I totally agree and I love those bright colours!!!

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:54

  5. Good work, excellent tones, beautiful scenery.

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:54

  6. Clever, 50 shades of pink. Beautiful photos and bright colors.

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    November 1, 2012 at 11:57

  7. Lindas fotos e todos precisamos de CORES nas nossas vidas!!Adorei! beijos,chica

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:00

  8. Spectacular! Awesome!

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:02

  9. These are more than fifty shades of Grey, Lady Fi:)

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:12

  10. Delightful images and indeed so many shades of colors!

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:12

  11. Hello Lady F
    Your photos always admire.
    They are so beautiful.
    Lady Fi, and today’s photo doing in paradise?
    Have a nice day.

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    November 1, 2012 at 12:46

  12. wow, that last one is so cool…yes! lets bring the color…i am all about the color to break the grey!!

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:12

  13. Don

    What can I say, Fiona. Absolutely exquisite. You speak of the energy of life. That’s precisely what I receive looking at your images. Wonderful!

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:21

  14. Yes, a November full of colours would be the best and I see LadyFi you got your wish granted 😉

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:26

  15. Oh, my goodness, I am packing my bag and coming for a visit.

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:33

  16. Absolutely mesmerising images Fi. Electric !

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:44

  17. Lovely Skywatch. Amazing colours.

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    November 1, 2012 at 13:55

  18. I am sitting here watching a sunrise with many of those same colors. Beautiful shots 🙂

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    November 1, 2012 at 14:18

  19. I love a beautiful sunrise and you’ve certainly captured one here. Its just a delight for me to sit and look at these pictures

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    November 1, 2012 at 14:26

  20. Pat

    Awesome colors in those skies!

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    November 1, 2012 at 14:29

  21. You have inspired me to dig out the colorful scarves, and gloves, ditch the greys and browns….we all need a colorful sunset in our lives like this.

    Jen

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    November 1, 2012 at 14:48

  22. Bob

    Yes, bring on the colours. Good photos.

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    November 1, 2012 at 14:50

  23. I agree with you about the colours. The hard bit is that there are hardly any other colours than black and grey to be found in the shops either!

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    November 1, 2012 at 15:14

  24. What a spectacular sunset that you have captured. That sure takes the gray out of a day.

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    November 1, 2012 at 15:21

  25. Why is it that the further north you go, the darker people dress and paint their houses? I would rather have the bright colours while the sun is low in the sky!!
    I love those photos of Tosca!!

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:03

  26. sylviakirk

    Glorious skies and colors and I do so agree with you — let’s move away from the GRAY into the energy and light!! Breathtaking captures as always!! Have a great and colorful weekend!!

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:03

  27. I see what you did there with your title!! 😀 gorgeous pictures though!! 🙂

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:27

  28. Wow, Lady. Your phots are magnificent. Truely. The purple hues are incredible. What a lucky Lady, you are. 😉

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:29

  29. imac

    I would love to live there
    Really FAB shots.

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:30

  30. wow. just fabulous, fi!

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    November 1, 2012 at 16:50

  31. Wonderful colors in the sky and reflections. Fantastic photography.

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    November 1, 2012 at 17:13

  32. Altogether better than black and grey, I entirely agree!

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    November 1, 2012 at 17:33

  33. What marvelous photos of wonderful and amazing colours! I wear a lot of blacks, beiges, and grays. I’m buying at least one colorful thing as soon as a shop opens!

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    November 1, 2012 at 17:41

  34. ashok

    wow….stunniing!

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    November 1, 2012 at 18:51

  35. such gorgeous images
    such a magical world
    thank you sharing the beauty you find with us!

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    November 1, 2012 at 19:02

  36. I’m one of those crazy people who LOVE Winter…. I love the drab colors of winter. It’s a time for nature to take a break….. AND–it’s a time for me to have more inside time (working on my Family History –which gets neglected at other times during the year)…. As much as I love Spring and Fall, I will say that I also love WINTER… Bring it on!!!!!! ha
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    November 1, 2012 at 19:11

  37. I’m glad to see that you and nature are in harmony. You both shine vibrantly.

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    November 1, 2012 at 19:35

  38. I love the colors you add to November (or any other month for that matter).

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    November 1, 2012 at 19:43

  39. onceupona

    Lovely, lovely sunset! And good on you that you stop everything to enjoy it!

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    November 1, 2012 at 21:17

  40. Beeautiful work….great place you have

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    November 1, 2012 at 22:03

  41. I run our of superlatives with your images, Lady Fi.

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    November 1, 2012 at 22:26

  42. Whoa, goodness Nelly! These are spectacular as always. So do you buck the trend and wear bright colors during winter? I think you should!

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    November 1, 2012 at 22:51

  43. I am with you, I love color. Your shades of neon pink are gorgeous. Stunning skies and beautiful photos. Happy skywatching and I wish you a happy weekend.

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    November 2, 2012 at 00:18

  44. The second photo is absolutely stunning with regard to colors. So beautiful!

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    November 2, 2012 at 00:27

  45. I wear lots of black in the winter, but I love the idea of adding that gorgeous pink above w/ my outfit :))) !! xx

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    November 2, 2012 at 00:37

  46. Jim

    Now to get the rest of Sweden to agree with you, Fiona! BEAUTIFUL photos!

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    November 2, 2012 at 00:57

  47. Stunning colors in your sky. I’d agree that winter is the time for bright color wherever you can find it…your sweater if not in your sky ;>)….I’m (partly) of Swedish origin and my grandmother always told me that melancholy was part of my inheritance (a lovely thing to tell a child wasn’t it?)

    Your post title gave me pause for a moment…..(not that I know anything at all about that book with a similar title of course!)

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    November 2, 2012 at 01:39

  48. Al

    Beautiful color indeed! I don’t pay much attention to what I wear.

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    November 2, 2012 at 02:21

  49. Those skies are full of the colors of Easter! Beautiful. (I say as I iron off some blacks and grays for work….)

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    November 2, 2012 at 02:34

  50. Gorgeous. I hope you had a good Halloween!

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    November 2, 2012 at 03:21

  51. annerose

    Give me more and more colour in winter! Thanks, so hopeful.

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    November 2, 2012 at 03:51

  52. Hi! Nice captures! Very colorful sky photos. They are fabulous. Wonderful start in November!

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    November 2, 2012 at 05:23

  53. Fifty shades of glory. Soooo beautiful. Thank you.

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    November 2, 2012 at 05:48

  54. Wonderful colours! I really am going to have to travel a little further north than I have in the past!!

    Stewart M – Australia

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    November 2, 2012 at 06:52

  55. I can never get tired of seeing these shots!

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    November 2, 2012 at 07:14

  56. Truly magical. First one is my favorite.

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    November 2, 2012 at 08:18

  57. Breathtaking! Winter need not be gloomy anymore.

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    November 2, 2012 at 08:19

  58. My apology, new post : http://eastcoastlife.blogspot.sg/2012/11/healing-seasonal-anger-using.html
    Happy weekend!

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    November 2, 2012 at 08:21

  59. I have a good friend living in Sweden. she would definitely fit to your description: color and more color, reds, purples, yellows to beat the winter melancholy :D!

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    November 2, 2012 at 08:26

  60. Great colors. Are they really real. it looks for shure stunning.

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    November 2, 2012 at 10:19

    • Yes – the last shot is even unedited. It really was that pink!

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      November 2, 2012 at 10:28

  61. Like a painted sky on painted waters! Dramatic beauty!

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    November 2, 2012 at 10:53

  62. I love the coming of winter, when the cold clears the air and you can find shots like these. Excellent pictures, a joy to look at.

    Jim

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    November 2, 2012 at 11:06

  63. Pink sunsets are happening here in the Mid-west (Illinois-U.S.A.). I love it too! Give me 50 shades of PINK.
    Joyce M

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:09

  64. I agree with you, I love lots of color in my world – and Mother Nature clearly agrees with you too! If your photos were only of these incredible skies, they’d be gorgeous enough. But to get all that amazing color reflected in the water, too? BONUS! 🙂 We seldom get pink sunsets here (they’re usually orange and gold), so your second photo especially was a real treat for the eyes!

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:30

  65. jim

    Beautiful.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:44

  66. I love purple. I do. I do! These photos are just stunning. Have a lovely weekend!

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:49

  67. A world entirely pink? Not surprising that the Swedes wear muted colours, if they were in pink too they’d get swallowed up and become invisible.

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:52

  68. That sky is amazing… I think nature is emphatically voting for more colour!

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    November 2, 2012 at 12:56

  69. Liz

    Amazing colors! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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    November 2, 2012 at 13:19

  70. the second one is “too fushia to be true” 😉 …. wonderful !

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    November 2, 2012 at 14:24

  71. These shots are so wonderful …
    I absolutely agree with you, let there be more colours like these.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, I hope it ‘ll be bright and clourful.

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    November 2, 2012 at 14:31

  72. Looks awesome and magical. Love it 🙂
    Thanks for your visit!

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    November 2, 2012 at 14:57

  73. Wow! That is very colorful! Shades of pink and purple!

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    November 2, 2012 at 15:30

  74. Beautiful! Always get a kick out of when I’m in Amsterdam, all clothing seems to be black and grey.

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    November 2, 2012 at 15:31

  75. Stunningly beautiful!

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    November 2, 2012 at 15:41

  76. Just awesome… your place envy’s a lot of beauty and sky that changes the setting and colors and lakes that painted in vibrant reflections. Wish more colors this winter 🙂

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    November 2, 2012 at 16:22

  77. I agree …. and I need colors when all seems to turn into grey and black. Stunning shots!

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    November 2, 2012 at 18:12

  78. Holy Molly, those are gorgeous.

    My Skyshots
    Have a happy weekend.

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    November 2, 2012 at 20:06

  79. How fantastic colors! yes I do agree with you, give me more colors, but not exactly “50 shades” – haha! I wont read that book.
    but I would like to have colors, lots of colors! I used to dress much in black when younger, but not now..

    Long time since I’ve been around to comment, now it’s the time!
    I have to see what you’ve made since I was here last time..

    Lovely weekend to you! 🙂

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    November 2, 2012 at 21:49

  80. Aha, let me say, fifty shades of pink! Such lovely colors brighten up your skies!

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    November 2, 2012 at 21:57

  81. oh dear Fi… brilliantly beautiful as always… you will find color on the grayest of days…that’s just the way your magical eyes are!

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    November 2, 2012 at 23:26

  82. Yes, nature does seem to agree! And so do I!!! 🙂 I love color! Great photos.

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    November 2, 2012 at 23:37

  83. Brilliant!

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    November 3, 2012 at 02:19

  84. I agree! More pink skies!!

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    November 3, 2012 at 02:58

  85. Beautiful, beautiful color! I’m starting up a linky party on my blog (or rather, continuing what another blogger started) this Wednesday where you can share more about life in Sweeden. I’d love to hear more!

    http://texifornia.blogspot.com/search/label/This%20is%20Wherever

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    November 3, 2012 at 04:08

  86. jcosmonewbery

    Well, you are certainly doing your bit to de-drab Sweden!

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    November 3, 2012 at 04:30

  87. Indeed colors for the energy, life and soul! Simply beautiful! 🙂


    My Yatra Diary…

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    November 3, 2012 at 10:26

  88. Wow! The colors knocked my socks off! I’ve missed you!

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    November 3, 2012 at 21:10

  89. Your November skies are beautiful..ours are just grey:(

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    November 4, 2012 at 02:18

  90. wonderful colors and photos, awesome skies

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    November 4, 2012 at 08:09

  91. truly rich in colors.

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    November 4, 2012 at 09:07

  92. Zuzana

    Yes, I hear you, comes late fall and winter, we are robed of colours up here in the north.;) But there is also a certain nostalgic beauty in monochrome.;))
    Stunning photography as always.;)
    The title makes me wonder whether you read “that book”, hihi.;)
    xoxo

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    November 4, 2012 at 09:38

  93. JM

    Amazing pinks on the bottom shot. Both images are beautiful!

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    November 4, 2012 at 17:19

  94. I prefer the colors! Wonderful photos!

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    November 6, 2012 at 00:58

  95. Stunning colours

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    November 9, 2012 at 17:01

  96. I got a little worried when I saw the title… I thought, OH NO, Tell me Fi did NOT read that book! 😉

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    November 13, 2012 at 07:08

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