Enjoying the blues

My favourite sky is the intense blue of winter

Crisscrossed with ice contrails.

(This photo was taken last winter.)


This year winter has been too mild (in comparison)

And so we’ve had to enjoy the misty blues of winter fog

Shrouding a Viking church.

Whichever way you look at it, it’s all good.

Blue mist

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100 responses

  1. The ice contrails are my favorite, Lady Fi!

    February 27, 2014 at 14:01

  2. great details and beauty:)

    February 27, 2014 at 14:01

  3. I really like the contrast of pure white and deep blue, a very winter picture

    February 27, 2014 at 14:06

  4. I agree with you about the intense blue. Your first photo is simply magnificent, but I like the mood of the second.

    February 27, 2014 at 14:08

  5. the fog adds mystery…and the frost/ice structures are so cool….esp against that deep blue…

    February 27, 2014 at 14:17

  6. Super!

    February 27, 2014 at 14:49

  7. That first image is amazing in detail and colour contrast and the second is all in subtle tones. I love the misty blues of winter fog around the church.

    February 27, 2014 at 14:53

  8. Don

    The white against the blue creates such a special affect and I love the mystical touch the blue gives to the bottom image.

    February 27, 2014 at 15:12

  9. I could not agree more, both blues are beautiful!:-)
    Fog’s always grey around here.

    February 27, 2014 at 15:21

  10. It’s in blue, great photos Fi.

    February 27, 2014 at 15:29

  11. daryledelstein

    the ice looks like feathers .. so lovely so cold ..

    February 27, 2014 at 16:39

  12. Oh, the ice does indeed look like feathers!! What a delightful capture for the day and perfect against those blue, blue skies!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    February 27, 2014 at 16:49

  13. both so beautiful!

    February 27, 2014 at 16:54

  14. Lovely composed images! Stunning blue sky and foggy scene both delights

    February 27, 2014 at 16:55

  15. I so love that foggy winter scene. Absolutely beautiful!!

    February 27, 2014 at 17:00

  16. Pat

    Lovely blues they are!

    February 27, 2014 at 17:37

  17. That is an intense blue color in the first photo. Wow! SO beautiful.

    February 27, 2014 at 17:50

  18. Rose L.

    Blues are my favorite!

    February 27, 2014 at 18:07

  19. The ice contrasted with the blue sky is so stunning! I love the foggy eerie feel of the second photo too. It has a dreamy quality.

    February 27, 2014 at 18:23

  20. Magnificent! So well done.

    February 27, 2014 at 18:25

  21. The intense colours of a cold winter are just glorious, interesting to see the comparison with this year.

    February 27, 2014 at 19:06

  22. Looking at your photos & your world is always all good!

    February 27, 2014 at 19:32

  23. That’s a beautiful bright blue in the first shot! I like the second one, it’s calm and serene.

    February 27, 2014 at 19:41

  24. Both are beautiful in their own way…one crisp and bright….the other soft and faded:-)

    February 27, 2014 at 19:47

  25. The first one is amazing!!

    February 27, 2014 at 20:06

  26. I’ve missed the blue of that first picture (what a stunning capture!) and am amazed that you can still find beauty in the misty blues, when all I see is grey, grey, grey outside.

    February 27, 2014 at 20:14

  27. I love them both!

    February 27, 2014 at 20:17

  28. Sure wish I could say the same about our winter, here!
    A beautiful close-up, and the second image is just magical.

    February 27, 2014 at 21:23

    • WOW!very very impressing photos!Wonderful!!!Have a nice weekend,Ladyfi!

      February 27, 2014 at 21:39

  29. Wow! That is amazing frost! Love the atmosphere around the church. :)

    February 27, 2014 at 21:44

  30. Ela

    Wow ! Your pictures are wonderful !

    February 27, 2014 at 22:03

  31. Brilliant contrast between the blue sky and the fog. Loved the pictures.

    Greetings from London.

    February 27, 2014 at 23:04

  32. Good pictures. Joni Mitchell created a great album called Blue, if you should ever come across it.:-)

    February 27, 2014 at 23:08

  33. You would love our desert skies, if you like deep blue. I tend to get a bit tired of blue skies, since we have it almost all the time.Even now that we’re not supposed to. As always, gorgeous pictures. Sweden is lucky to have you document its beauty and share it on your blog.

    February 27, 2014 at 23:27

  34. Wonderful skywatch shots! The first one is my favorite. I love the pretty blue sky! Have a happy weekend!

    February 27, 2014 at 23:32

  35. They’re both very beautiful in their different ways.

    February 28, 2014 at 00:54

  36. Magnificent blues!!!

    February 28, 2014 at 02:05

  37. Yes, I agree…it’s all good! Love your photos!

    February 28, 2014 at 02:45

  38. Marvelous!ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= ❤

    February 28, 2014 at 04:56

  39. That is so pretty!

    February 28, 2014 at 05:41

  40. raf

    A beautiful bold blue to frame your crisp white macro. Lovely!

    February 28, 2014 at 05:42

  41. Pretty! We’ve had a very cold winter.

    February 28, 2014 at 05:51

  42. wow that is very blue.

    February 28, 2014 at 05:56

  43. Awesome photos, especially the ice crystals on the branch.

    February 28, 2014 at 07:08

  44. Your twig photo is just out of this world!

    February 28, 2014 at 08:34

  45. Beautiful images.

    February 28, 2014 at 09:41

  46. hanna

    Impressive photography. Blue sky ‘on the rocks’:-)
    Sky Poet

    February 28, 2014 at 10:02

  47. Stunners!!

    February 28, 2014 at 10:08

  48. Wonderful, exciting and intriguing, beautiful landscape in the fog!

    February 28, 2014 at 10:27

  49. The church in the mist is the one I like.

    February 28, 2014 at 10:40


    February 28, 2014 at 10:47

  51. so ein Bild !!..SUPER..
    LG vom katerchen zum Wochenende

    February 28, 2014 at 11:11

  52. A wonderful Macro photo of the snow crystal. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    February 28, 2014 at 11:48

  53. Blue-tiful! Enjoy the mild winter. Ours in NY is unusually cold & snowy this year!! Waking to negative numbers & awaiting our next storm:)

    February 28, 2014 at 12:41

  54. More awesome photos, Fi! I love the close up of ice crystals against the blue sky!

    February 28, 2014 at 12:54

  55. Gorgeous photography and love the blue skies ~ thanks, Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    February 28, 2014 at 12:56

  56. Hi, I’ve just found your blog and really like it. Love these photos, the colours are amazing.

    February 28, 2014 at 13:37

  57. love love love that icy contrail Fi!

    February 28, 2014 at 14:38

  58. Lovely blue skies – cheer us all up!

    February 28, 2014 at 14:52

  59. Right now I would love misty blue as opposed to bluuuuue blue:) tres jolie atmospheric images.

    February 28, 2014 at 15:03

  60. love the mist

    February 28, 2014 at 15:13

  61. jen

    Beauuutiful Fi! I love the bright blue contrast, simple and gorgeous. Love the mood of the second shot, both so so good. We finally are getting rain here in my hood and so grateful for it.

    Happy weekending Jen

    February 28, 2014 at 16:30

  62. Wonderful shots again, LadyFi, I specially love the crispy ice crystals on the first photo.
    We have had hardly any winter this year, the lowest temperature was -5,4 ºC. Normally the average temperature in our winters is about 2,6 ºC in our graden. This winter the average temperature of winter was 5,2 ºC. Looking outside it is spring now with several flowers blooming already.

    February 28, 2014 at 16:31

  63. Wonderful contrast in the first pic. Your second pic looks mysterious.
    Thanks for dropping by, LadyFi.

    February 28, 2014 at 16:40

  64. As you say, there is much to enjoy about both…

    February 28, 2014 at 17:00

  65. Oh, my. That icy limb is so beautiful!!! Reminds me of a feather.

    February 28, 2014 at 18:24

  66. Beautiful picture of the winter sky and frost!

    February 28, 2014 at 18:42

  67. thesmittenimage

    Two very BLUEtiful photos, Fiona. That foggy scene is especially lovely.

    February 28, 2014 at 19:50

  68. I love the church in the fog. Dreamy.

    February 28, 2014 at 20:35

  69. Your first shot took my breath away! “Freezingly” gorgeous:)

    February 28, 2014 at 21:56

  70. then I wish you a lot of blue skies.:)

    February 28, 2014 at 23:54

  71. That’s lovely…so serene.

    Is that a church from the viking ages? Or a figure of speech?


    March 1, 2014 at 01:39

    • Oh yes – this is most definitely a church from the Viking ages!

      March 1, 2014 at 21:04

  72. The details are stunning.

    March 1, 2014 at 03:07

  73. Those ice crystals are wonderful, but I do like the blue of a misty morning.

    March 1, 2014 at 03:27

  74. à ce dernier cliché,j’aime bien au loin ce voile bleu

    March 1, 2014 at 09:34

  75. Gorgeous! I love the blue color and all the details in the first shot! But also your second one is fantastic! A wonderful misty view!

    March 1, 2014 at 09:52

  76. beautiful images. I love the blue sky in winter as well…although I am very much looking forward to the pinks of spring…our winter has NOT been mild.

    March 1, 2014 at 10:44

  77. The misty church is lovely, all those calm blues. I like the ice contrails in the deep blue sky too.

    March 1, 2014 at 11:15

  78. The first composition is wonderful!
    Such intense blue!

    March 1, 2014 at 11:25

  79. iI love those two shots , but they make me shiver.
    All the best Gordon.

    March 1, 2014 at 12:37

  80. Super shots!

    March 1, 2014 at 14:59

  81. such lovely ice crystals
    a beautiful winter landscape
    we have not had many ice crystals this year either
    even though we have had many bone chilling cold weeks

    March 1, 2014 at 16:44

  82. Al

    Both photos are beautiful. I posted ice this morning, before seeing your photos!

    March 1, 2014 at 18:38

  83. Both are great images!!! Each in its own way!!!

    March 1, 2014 at 19:58

  84. How interesting that you have had a mild winter and we’ve had a severe one!

    March 1, 2014 at 20:07

  85. I love that blue too, it’s my favorite color. In contrast, our Winter has been quite severe.

    March 1, 2014 at 23:08

  86. questi colori azzurro e bianco sono una vera gioia per gli occhi
    foto bellissime
    passa una felice domenica su a nord

    These colors Blue and white are a real feast for the eyes
    beautiful photos
    passes a happy Sunday on North

    March 2, 2014 at 08:09

  87. Beautiful pictures ! we didn’t have winter at all ! I haven’t seen one snowflake !

    March 2, 2014 at 09:53

  88. JM

    WOW! Absolutely amazing top shot.

    March 2, 2014 at 14:40

  89. Mild does not come to mind with respect to our winter — but I’m happy for you to capture such beauty! xo

    March 2, 2014 at 15:24

  90. Maggie May

    Oooooooh! We never get skies as blue as that. Its beautiful and the snow crystals are so crisp on that line.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

    March 2, 2014 at 15:57

  91. So peaceful, so still, so quiet. Mist has a way of conveying so many things.

    March 2, 2014 at 17:22

  92. love that first one, lfi. great details, too:)))

    March 2, 2014 at 19:32

  93. Lovely white feather.

    I adore the church in fog! Xxx

    March 2, 2014 at 21:48

  94. These are amazing and beautiful photos.

    March 3, 2014 at 02:20

  95. Hi, We are home from a wonderful trip to Arkansas with friends. Photos tomorrow!!!!!

    Hope you have had a great week. Amazing how different areas of our world can be so different when it comes to weather. You have had a fairly mild winter –and many in our country have had an extremely hard winter….

    Beautiful photos.

    March 3, 2014 at 05:23

  96. nocolebolo

    Two great photos. The first one, ‘escarcha o cencellada’ in Spanish, is amazing.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    March 3, 2014 at 17:20

  97. The second picture looks the way Oregon always did/does in the Winter — silvery and mysterious (when I was having a good day). Gray and foggy when I wasn’t. The crisp blue and white is lovely….but I know it would be colder.

    March 5, 2014 at 00:47

  98. Lovely pictures, that intense blue looks so amazing.

    March 8, 2014 at 08:41

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