Perfect balance

We celebrated the spring equinox

With three days of snow.

But that doesn’t matter —

The equinox is the time when the world is

In perfect balance:

Church

That moment when the light of day

And the dark of night are equal

All around the world.

Bare lace

And now, here in the northern hemisphere,

We go towards lighter times…

Even if we are enjoying the coldest ever winter this spring!

Lacy branches

For more, balanced skies, please visit: Skywatch.

99 responses

  1. J Cosmo Newbery

    I’ve never been balanced in my life! Glad you can manage it though!

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    March 21, 2013 at 12:08

  2. We had quite a bit of snow too, but I have to admit, it was so pretty.
    I love these wonderful winter scenes.
    Have a great day!

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    March 21, 2013 at 12:35

  3. SHE

    love that last shot! yeah…longer days!

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    March 21, 2013 at 13:19

  4. it is nice…like turning a corner and though you know you are still a ways from home, it is getting closer…smiles…eh, enjoyt the snow while you can…we are on the downward slop now…woohoo…smiles…cool first pic of town…

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    March 21, 2013 at 13:24

  5. Beautiful photos – that last shot is my favorite. Happy Equinox!

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    March 21, 2013 at 13:48

  6. We all need balance in our lives–but as you know, it’s hard to do!!!! I remember the years when I was working fulltime. My job ate me alive —and I was truly a work-a-holic. As much as I needed to work to support my children, I’m not sure I would do that again. I missed out alot on my children’s growing up years… Oh Well. We must all look forward now instead of backward. Life for me is much more balanced these days… Have a good and BALANCED day.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    March 21, 2013 at 14:24

  7. Jim

    Happy Equinox to you Fiona!

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    March 21, 2013 at 14:25

  8. Lovely snow photos! Longer days, yay!

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    March 21, 2013 at 14:35

  9. Pat

    Such lovely photos.

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    March 21, 2013 at 14:41

  10. Absolutely love that first photo!!!!

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    March 21, 2013 at 14:56

  11. TexWisGirl

    so, so beautiful!

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:08

  12. Your winter photos are fabulous, and make winter so beautiful to see.

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:26

  13. Equinox greetings from a pleasant San Diego.

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:31

  14. I saw a lil brown in the first picture.
    Your lake is so gorgeous!!!!!!

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:34

    • That brown stuff is the frozen reeds in the lake.

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      March 21, 2013 at 15:53

  15. imac

    wow, tis true all over I think, a COLD spring, but what beauty

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:47

  16. Don’t you just love the lighter times? I have an extra spring to my step. Photos are breathtaking…

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:54

  17. mtwaggin

    Lovely…..and in our parts, the warmest and driest winter ever.

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    March 21, 2013 at 15:54

  18. Don

    If only that balance could be permanently lodged in the human spirit. Beautiful images. The shadows and the colours are just marvellous.

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    March 21, 2013 at 16:14

  19. Thanks for the beauty in image and words:-)

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    March 21, 2013 at 16:21

  20. The equinox is here, so they say!

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    March 21, 2013 at 16:40

  21. Beautiful skies and a lovely world indeed — even if it is cold!! Your photos always seem to capture an almost other worldly beauty that I do enjoy so much!! Wonderful! Have a lovely weekend!

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    March 21, 2013 at 16:48

  22. All of these photos are beautiful. I especially like the shadow of the tree upon the snow in your second picture.

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    March 21, 2013 at 17:02

  23. Your photos always evoke such emotion. Lovely colors and scenes from your part of the world. Glad you will be getting more light now!

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    March 21, 2013 at 17:03

  24. Everything looks so beautiful (and ice cold) and clean through your lens!

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    March 21, 2013 at 17:05

  25. We’re enjoying longer light here in California, too. The hills are still a rich green from the winter rains, but will soon turn gold. Occasionally, we get snow on the mountain tops surrounding our little rural valley and it’s always a magical sight. We are both fortunate to live surrounded by such beauty. Kiss to Oscar!

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    March 21, 2013 at 17:30

  26. There’s an encouraging bright light, even if there is still snow on the ground!

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    March 21, 2013 at 17:44

  27. These are all absolutely gorgeous shots. The combination of the light and snow are pure magic.

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    March 21, 2013 at 18:40

  28. Wonderful! Yes, I like those lights and shadows, exquisite landscapes, beautiful pictures!

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    March 21, 2013 at 18:46

  29. thesmittenimage

    Somehow, I always feel in perfect balance when gazing at your beautiful photography. This wintery spring day is no exception.

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    March 21, 2013 at 18:59

  30. I love thinking something is in balance! Such beautiful light in these. It actually got a little cooler here in Texas now that spring is officially here!

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    March 21, 2013 at 19:13

  31. Here’s to more light and longer days! Love the glistening trees Fiona. xo

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    March 21, 2013 at 19:33

  32. incredible shots. thanks for sharing these.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    March 21, 2013 at 19:39

  33. Lady Fi !!!
    Beautiful photos…Absolutely!!!!
    Lucia

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    March 21, 2013 at 19:44

  34. the snow we get here never looks this lovely … its cold cold cold here .. maybe snow tonite

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    March 21, 2013 at 20:07

  35. Beautiful snowy equinox photos:-) we seem to be getting colder and colder up here in Scotland, but the extra light balances this out !

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    March 21, 2013 at 20:08

  36. What beautiful winter pics – brings out the kid in me:)

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    March 21, 2013 at 20:19

  37. really love your pics! ♥

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    March 21, 2013 at 20:37

  38. Your winter shots are fantastic! I am excited for spring to be on its way.:)

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    March 21, 2013 at 20:46

  39. Oj vad vackert! Great pictures…winter is beautiful but now I want spring

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    March 21, 2013 at 21:19

  40. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Thank you for it and have a nice weekend!

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    March 21, 2013 at 21:43

  41. Ahhh… balance in nature, it doesn’t get much better. Oh, actually, it does, your photos!:-)

    Greetings from London.

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    March 21, 2013 at 22:56

  42. Perfectly balanced, Perfectly beautiful. Thank you.

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    March 21, 2013 at 23:23

  43. Perfectly balanced for a moment in time and then you move towards softer warmer days while we in the Southern Hemisphere look forward to cooler nights with pleasant days …. not cold but delightfully cool.

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    March 21, 2013 at 23:28

  44. Lovely in White, but I must say, I am looking forward to green green green! Xxx

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    March 22, 2013 at 00:00

  45. it is still beautiful, but we want a change soon. Don´t we?

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    March 22, 2013 at 00:30

  46. Lovely images, the trees look beautiful! Happy Spring!

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    March 22, 2013 at 01:16

  47. Yes, in spite of having a heavy snowfall on the first day of spring here, at least it was reassuring to feel the promise of spring in the lingering brightness of light as evening came in. Those ice-clad trees in your photo are so remarkably beautiful: Faerique!

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    March 22, 2013 at 02:37

  48. Anonymous

    I love how you use light in your photographs and your words. Great post.

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    March 22, 2013 at 03:36

  49. Ha, sorry, the previous comment is mine. I’m still learning my new computer with its updated browser.

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    March 22, 2013 at 03:37

  50. Lovely. Especially how the lights shine through and the tree forms shadows on the snow in the 2nd picture.

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    March 22, 2013 at 04:35

  51. So poetic.

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    March 22, 2013 at 04:41

  52. Wonderful shots, I love that second shot.

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    March 22, 2013 at 05:05

  53. Your are right the balance is absolutely perfect…well done. Lovely pictures to look at and really enjoy.

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    March 22, 2013 at 05:39

  54. Absolutely wonderful photography!!

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    March 22, 2013 at 05:41

  55. Beautiful photos! The trees look so pretty!

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    March 22, 2013 at 06:09

  56. lovely

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    March 22, 2013 at 08:11

  57. absolutely magical.:)

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    March 22, 2013 at 09:07

  58. Love the silvery captures.

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    March 22, 2013 at 09:39

  59. Lovely light and shadow work!

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    March 22, 2013 at 09:47

  60. Zuzana

    Oh yes, we are going towards lighter times and yes, it has been the coldest March in 71 years.;) Stunning photography as always – happy spring.;) xoxo

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    March 22, 2013 at 11:03

  61. the trees look magical…beautiful light and shadows.

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    March 22, 2013 at 11:26

  62. What delightful pictures! I love the mix of snow and sunshine in the pictures, they blend so beautifully!:) What we have here is only sunshine and no snow.

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    March 22, 2013 at 11:32

  63. Beautiful shots. I love the contrast between the snow and the branches.

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    March 22, 2013 at 13:18

  64. So very pretty! We are expecting a snow storm this weekend. Hurry up Spring!

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    March 22, 2013 at 14:31

  65. Beautiful photos! I’m so happy to be heading into spring and lighter times:)

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    March 22, 2013 at 14:35

  66. some stunning photos on show the colours are amazing, am visiting Scandinavia and the baltic in june (alas not sweden) in june and am hoping to capture some amazing photos too

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    March 22, 2013 at 14:41

  67. Beautiful photographs, such views it is a real music for the soul. I am greeting

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    March 22, 2013 at 14:54

  68. Beautiful! The perfect balance of the equinox makes me appreciate God’s infinite wisdom and perfect planning all the more.

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    March 22, 2013 at 15:06

  69. These are wonderful shots again. Specially the icy trees in the sunlight are great.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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    March 22, 2013 at 15:38

  70. Wonderful photos with amazing colors. Love the gentle violet in your first shot, but also the tree and the shadows.

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    March 22, 2013 at 16:15

  71. I just read that we have the coldest spring start since 1916 in Belgium ! and snow is announced for tomorrow ! I think I’ll immigrate to Africa !!

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    March 22, 2013 at 16:25

  72. beautiful! what an exceptional set of photographs

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    March 22, 2013 at 17:24

  73. You make the coldest winter ever look absolutely beautiful and inviting!!!

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    March 22, 2013 at 19:42

  74. Beautiful light, shadows and compositions, very nice winter photos

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    March 22, 2013 at 20:53

  75. simply beautiful, the lighting colours and all, a wonderful capture of the season’s best

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    March 22, 2013 at 22:21

  76. It seems to me that you are in perfect tune with nature at all times! Lovely post.

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    March 23, 2013 at 00:27

  77. I love the lighting in the beautiful photos. You’ve captured the mood and tone well. Great compositions!

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    March 23, 2013 at 00:43

  78. It’s a wonderful world.:)

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    March 23, 2013 at 02:05

  79. How beautiful are those photos? I think it was 80 here today…

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    March 23, 2013 at 02:16

  80. looks like someone drew a line, and told the clouds, u stay there.

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    March 23, 2013 at 03:14

  81. It always looks perfect here,love those trees.

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    March 23, 2013 at 04:50

  82. And I start to consider the possibility of a fire in the evenings to go with a glass of red wine.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    March 23, 2013 at 10:05

  83. Wonderful light and color tones. So bright and beautiful!

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    March 23, 2013 at 10:24

  84. Amazingly captured!

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    March 23, 2013 at 10:31

  85. Hi! Nice Equinox day Photos! I like the second one very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    March 23, 2013 at 12:17

  86. I love the first shot. I don’t know when we will see spring. It’s snowing like it’s Jan😦

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    March 23, 2013 at 16:04

  87. Really beautiful shots of the day of “perfect balance!”

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    March 23, 2013 at 22:24

  88. Perfect pictures! Breathtaking. Peaceful.:)

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    March 24, 2013 at 12:12

  89. Such fantastic light and shadow! It’s very cold and snowy here in Breckenridge right now, but the extra light is a definite bonus!

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    March 24, 2013 at 22:23

  90. great shots. Love the shadows on snow…

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    March 26, 2013 at 10:42

  91. I love living vicariously through your winter!

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    March 28, 2013 at 23:15

  92. Beautiful! We also celebrated with lots of snow.

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    March 29, 2013 at 00:16

  93. Stunning photos, Fi. Your skies are lovely.
    K

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    March 29, 2013 at 03:11

  94. As are the pictures.

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    March 30, 2013 at 10:03

  95. Ajaytao2010

    Beautiful

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    April 8, 2013 at 16:51

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