Winter royalty

It was a lovely day for a walk:

The rising sun cast a pink glow on the thousand-year-old rune stone.

Rune stone

Ruby enjoyedย the wooden throne

Carved out of an old tree trunk.

Queen Ruby

Winter made berries luscious

With a sugar-coating of ice,

Berries copy

And turned a tarpaulin

Into a work of art.

Blue

Someone with a sense of humour

Wrote ‘sign’ on a snow-covered sign!

Sign

It was a lovely day for a walk —

And I think Ruby enjoyed it too.

Zen

For more sugar-coated stories, please visit: Our World.

 

95 responses

  1. Pat

    Good Morning
    Very nice engraving on the stone (Inca style) !!! and Ruby and like a king on his seat ๐Ÿ˜‰ !!! Have a beautiful week

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    January 12, 2015 at 15:32

  2. Brrrr, but so beautiful. Frost can do some amazing and beautiful things.

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    January 12, 2015 at 15:37

  3. miss-red-fox

    Beautiful as always! I LOVE the last one! But the link to Our World leads to last week’s hosting, I can’t find one for today… Thank you!

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    January 12, 2015 at 15:42

    • Hi. The Our World link opens tonight at 19.30 European time.

      Sent from my iPhone

      >

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      January 12, 2015 at 16:42

  4. Ruby looks like a Zen master!

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    January 12, 2015 at 16:00

  5. Ahhhh!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 12, 2015 at 16:14

  6. Beautiful. Last shot is so adorable.

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    January 12, 2015 at 16:22

  7. Oh Ruby, you are truly excellent. One dog on the blogosphere, pretty babe.

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    January 12, 2015 at 16:30

  8. Ruby is beautiful ..
    Wonderful shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 12, 2015 at 16:37

  9. lovely and freezy day… but dogs don’t mind if it’s cold!

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    January 12, 2015 at 17:21

  10. Happy Monday! Lovely photographs – beauty and cold.

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    January 12, 2015 at 17:41

  11. The old stone is very cool (literally haha) and Ruby, well what a cute royal!

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    January 12, 2015 at 17:53

  12. Ruby knows she is the Queen of (all our) Hearts! Beautiful frosted pictures.

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    January 12, 2015 at 17:59

  13. What gorgeous captures of your lovely world and Ruby!

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    January 12, 2015 at 18:00

  14. daryledelstein

    i wish our snow was as lovely as yours

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    January 12, 2015 at 18:59

  15. That last shot is just priceless!

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    January 12, 2015 at 20:03

  16. Ruby certainly did enjoy all that sugar!…:)JP

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    January 12, 2015 at 21:09

  17. So beautiful pictures! Adorable the last photo!

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    January 12, 2015 at 21:20

  18. When I look out the window I’ll think of sugar coating ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks Fiona for transforming an icy dreary day here!

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    January 12, 2015 at 21:22

  19. joy

    Awesome winter captions!

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    January 12, 2015 at 21:35

  20. A wonderful series of shots! Love them all!

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    January 13, 2015 at 00:16

  21. Lady Fi,
    you see the beauty in EVERYTHING. What does the stone mean?
    Ruby is FABULOUS!!! xxx

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    January 13, 2015 at 00:19

    • The runic writing says who raised the stone and why (to honour the dead husband/father).

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 13, 2015 at 05:41

  22. Berries coated in ice and Ruby so enjoying the walk. Delightful!

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    January 13, 2015 at 01:12

  23. I love the sugar coating….the rune stone is magnificant and that last photo is stunning….overall another great post Fi

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    January 13, 2015 at 01:29

  24. Is the carved rock some sort of old stone or did you make it??

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    January 13, 2015 at 03:18

    • Rune stones are memorial stones raised by the Vikings in honour of the dead.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 13, 2015 at 05:39

  25. Love the rune rock. How amazing that it is still there, and in such good condition. Do you know what it signifies?

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    January 13, 2015 at 04:00

    • The text says that the wife and sons raised the rock in honour of the father, who was a powerful man in the area a thousand years ago.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 13, 2015 at 05:37

  26. interesting rock. Lovely and cold photos.

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    January 13, 2015 at 04:10

  27. Very fun!! I love the sugar coated berries. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Carla

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    January 13, 2015 at 04:34

  28. Ruby looks like she’s experiencing a Zen moment. Lovely wintry photos, Fi.

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    January 13, 2015 at 04:55

  29. I wonder what the divining stone is saying. It is always so interesting to ponder the communications of ancient man. Ruby looks as if she is in a trance … perhaps contemplating a psychic reading of her own.

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    January 13, 2015 at 04:57

    • The rune stone says who raised the stone and for whom.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 13, 2015 at 05:31

  30. Looks like Ruby enjoyed the outing too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think maybe she was ignoring you!

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    January 13, 2015 at 05:15

  31. Ruby is a top blogging dog to “sit, stay” on an icy throne for a photo op – adorable!
    Wren x

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    January 13, 2015 at 06:24

  32. indrani

    Experienced this kind of snow in Greece recently, so I am loving these pictures.

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    January 13, 2015 at 06:33

  33. johedges13

    Hello Lady Fi, your dog is a brilliant model and so tough to sit it out in the snow. Thanks for the meme and thanks for sharing. Greetings. Jo

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    January 13, 2015 at 06:35

  34. ruby is so cute! lovely winter pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 13, 2015 at 06:37

  35. I love Ruby and all your sugar frosting . . .
    Thank you so much for keeping this meme going.

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    January 13, 2015 at 06:45

  36. A visit to your blog is always so invigorating! Never disappoints!!

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    January 13, 2015 at 07:03

  37. Beautiful as always! Ruby is adorable!

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    January 13, 2015 at 07:28

  38. Pets teach us how to appreciate the nature better:)

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    January 13, 2015 at 08:20

  39. Love the sugar coating ice shoat … Ruby is so adorable.

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    January 13, 2015 at 10:10

  40. What an Amazing walk, wonderful photos:) Love the Close up on Ruby:)

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    January 13, 2015 at 10:20

  41. I love the berries with ice.
    Beautiful pictures, my compliment.
    Best regards, Irma

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    January 13, 2015 at 10:24

  42. Yes, wonderful pictures, I love Oscar, delicious !!

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    January 13, 2015 at 10:27

  43. In a majestic attitude just like It could saying: …let’s please go to have a walk… I’ve started to freeze “with a sugar-coating of ice” on face for today…. lol!! Ruby is so adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    A very good day!

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:06

  44. All incredibly beautiful photos. Ruby is adorable in both hers.

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:41

  45. Lovely images, the stone, berries and Ruby are all beautiful sights to see. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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    January 13, 2015 at 11:43

  46. Ur posts are such joy to read and see

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    January 13, 2015 at 12:49

  47. Capturing winter’s beauty – I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 13, 2015 at 13:47

  48. You always have the most interesting and beautiful photos of wonders of your world. And Ruby is a favorite y’know!!!

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    January 13, 2015 at 14:36

  49. Claudia

    yes! perfectly covered with pink and sugar sweetness

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    January 13, 2015 at 14:36

  50. Ron

    “And turned a tarpaulin

    Into a work of art.”

    Yes, and that’s what I love about snow, it makes everything look as though it’s been sprinkled with frosted white icing!

    LOVE the shot of that old rune stone! Oh, and also, that last shot of Ruby is sooooooo cute. What an adorable face ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing my favorite season, Fiona!
    X

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    January 13, 2015 at 16:00

  51. oohhhhh that face!!!!!

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    January 13, 2015 at 16:30

  52. oh, that sweet beauty! love the old rune stone!!!!

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    January 13, 2015 at 17:24

  53. RMW

    Love that last photo…. Ruby seems to be very Zen!

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    January 13, 2015 at 17:43

  54. Wonderful winter shots. I liked Ruby’s pose.

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    January 13, 2015 at 17:58

  55. That rune stone is interesting. We don’t have anything like that here.

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    January 13, 2015 at 18:35

  56. Ruby looks thoroughly at home on her throne, doesn’t she!

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    January 13, 2015 at 19:11

  57. Ela

    Lovely winter pictures ! I love that sweet red face with a wet nose !
    Greetings

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    January 13, 2015 at 19:24

  58. Wonderful pictures, the last one so completely captured my heart.

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    January 13, 2015 at 19:52

  59. Beautiful – all so beautiful.

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    January 13, 2015 at 20:00

  60. thesmittenimage

    Oh Ruby. She makes me want to deliver a kiss on her near-snowy nose.

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    January 13, 2015 at 20:09

  61. Gorgeous wintry photos ~ Love your dog and like the ‘throne’ also ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    January 13, 2015 at 20:22

  62. wonderful winter series, the second photo is awesome, Ruby like a king on his throne.

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    January 13, 2015 at 21:02

  63. These shots almost make me miss the winter snow– absolutely fabulous shots! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 13, 2015 at 21:20

  64. Ruby is so Wonderful!!! I loved Oscar but Ruby is so pretty too. It makes me smile to see her.

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    January 13, 2015 at 23:24

  65. a lovely walk ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 13, 2015 at 23:33

  66. Sugar coating can make any scene magical! I love the doggie ones most of all though, especially the last one. What a cutie!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    January 14, 2015 at 00:19

  67. Love those snowy whiskers. Someone wrote “word” in the cement on a sidewalk I walk on.

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    January 14, 2015 at 00:22

  68. I enjoyed “walking” it with you and Ruby.

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    January 14, 2015 at 01:47

  69. Al

    Beautiful – Ruby certainly enjoyed the walk!

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    January 14, 2015 at 02:18

  70. Gorgeous winter shots.

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    January 14, 2015 at 02:29

  71. that rune stone is amazing…i would love to study it up close….i am fascinated…..

    love the snowy whiskers on your friend…ha

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    January 14, 2015 at 03:40

  72. You have such an eye and the skill to make your vision come alive for the rest of us.

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    January 14, 2015 at 03:59

  73. Ruby is so photogenic! It does look like she enjoys the snow very much. We’ve had snow almost every day since Christmas, but it melts quickly when the sun shines.

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    January 14, 2015 at 04:16

  74. Fantastic photos!

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    January 14, 2015 at 04:57

  75. Wonderful photos! I love the rune stone and the last shot of Ruby.

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    January 14, 2015 at 06:07

  76. so ein klein wenig davon hรคtte ich auch gerne, sei herzlich gegrรผรŸt, Klaus

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    January 14, 2015 at 13:06

  77. Don

    These are fine pictures of this pretty place. I like the snow effects and Ruby obviously likes the snow.

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    January 14, 2015 at 16:52

  78. Absolutely stunning pictures, and the last one is precious!

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    January 14, 2015 at 18:27

  79. Jen

    Beautiful images as always but can we talk about Ruby…. Oh my gosh. What a cutie pie and the image of her is just spectacular, I love it and wish I could reach through the screen and give her a snuggles. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 15, 2015 at 03:34

  80. Ruby looks like she belongs on that throne! Great photos!

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    January 15, 2015 at 04:51

  81. They are all good but I especially love the last photo.

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    January 15, 2015 at 07:56

  82. Sweet Ruby. Beautiful icy shots. Stay warm.

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    January 15, 2015 at 19:24

  83. Winter looked so beautiful. Love the photo of Ruby, great shot. Have a nice weekend.

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    January 16, 2015 at 02:37

  84. I am really impressed by your photography work. Very beautiful and expertly done. My compliments.
    Greeting, Helma

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    January 16, 2015 at 21:48

  85. That looks like one of the runestones by Mariefred to me! And Ruby does look like a queen on that throne. ๐Ÿ˜€
    xoxo

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    January 19, 2015 at 04:44

    • This is one of the two runestones at Arkils Tingstad, Vallentuna.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 19, 2015 at 05:30

      • Sounds like I’ll need to visit Vallentuna someday, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        January 19, 2015 at 05:34

  86. superbe ce clichรฉ de bleu

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    January 19, 2015 at 11:08

  87. Pat

    Wow! I love the ancient stone and a throne for Ruby!

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    January 19, 2015 at 22:17

  88. Beautiful picture of the berries coated with snow! And what a cute portrait of Ruby!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 24, 2015 at 15:32

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