The elegance of winter

A couple of weeks ago, we had a lovely snowfall

And I got to enjoy berries wearing a Santa hat.

Berries

The dried seed pods

Glowed like lace in the sunlight

Golden thistles

And delicate diamonds

Glittered on slender stems.

Sparkles copy

Even the snowballs on the frozen lake

Looked like pearls.

Snowballs copy

But my favourite sight – as always –

Are snowflakes of joy.

Snowflakes of joy copy

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109 responses

  1. Kirsten

    Simply beautiful!

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:18

  2. Wonderful! The snowballs could be eggs from any winter-being, who write a story about? 😉

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:23

  3. ha. someone is loading up for a snow ball fight…
    i gotta be honest though…after 9 days of snow…
    i need break…gimme some sun..ha

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:32

  4. All the beauty of winter! Wonderful photos!

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:42

  5. I Love all your pictures!

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:45

  6. Those are all so beautiful.

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:47

  7. joy

    You always find the beauty of winter:)

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:54

  8. The first one is the Christmas card for 2015 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 15:56

  9. Reblogged this on Dipyaman Roy.

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:02

  10. Absolutely elegant! 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:10

  11. Oh how elegant Fiona – love seeing these snow photographs. We actually had a major temperature drop here delivering us finally a blow to winter with sleet, ice and this morning tiny snow flakes.

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:18

  12. You have published both joy and elegance today. Some of my favorite phrases: berries “wearing a Santa hat” and dried seed pods, “Glowed like lace in the sunlight.”

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:26

    • Awww – thank you!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 23, 2015 at 16:47

  13. Just beautiful! The images and the descriptions extol winter. These are some of the reasons why I love this season!

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:33

  14. you find the beauty all around you in any season. 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 16:37

  15. You never disappoint! ❤

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:03

  16. Ron

    Fiona, it’s so wonderful to read a blog in which the author enjoys winter the way I do. You see winter the way I see winter…elegant!

    Gorgeous captures!

    “And delicate diamonds

    Glittered on slender stems.”

    Stunning photograph! And I love how you describe things.

    Have a super Monday, my friend!
    X

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:11

  17. Pat

    Superb delicate diamonds! lovely details of this coated of snow

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:17

  18. I love how you captured the elegance of the season Fiona!

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:36

  19. The season beautifully shown in a series of stunning photographs. I love every one of them but the last showing the falling snow is special to me.

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:47

  20. I agree totally with Rune 😀
    The diamonds are my favourite 🙂
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    February 23, 2015 at 17:52

  21. So true, winter does have an elegance about it. And you’ve captured it perfectly here. 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:01

  22. Mac

    love that third shot.

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:10

  23. Brilliant, the snowdrops on the branch, fabulous.

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:17

  24. Love the last shot. Snow brings joy!

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:21

  25. I am always amazed at how you can capture these perfect photos! 🙂

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:22

  26. Lady Fi, your descriptions and winter images and snowflakes are all lovely.. have a happy week ahead!

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    February 23, 2015 at 18:28

  27. thesmittenimage

    You’re one of the few people who can post about winter and make me glad that we’re sharing the same season.

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    February 23, 2015 at 19:12

  28. The last shot truly captures the wonders of the cosmos in tiny snowflakes.

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    February 23, 2015 at 19:42

  29. Just so lovely! The last time I saw snow I was two years old, so I really love these photos.

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    February 23, 2015 at 20:18

  30. Great photos of all the beautiful snowy scenes.

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    February 23, 2015 at 20:34

  31. Lovely images……..beautiful light!

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    February 23, 2015 at 20:42

  32. Yes, another delightful series of images Fi – I especially like the “hat” on the berries! (Wonderful to see you have another addition to your family and a playmate for Ruby)

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    February 23, 2015 at 21:27

  33. I am so excited that you have a new doggie now! Simson is a beauty! So much like Oscar.

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    February 23, 2015 at 21:42

  34. So beautiful! I enjoy seeing all of that icy wonderland from my warm house!

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    February 23, 2015 at 21:43

  35. Don

    There’s no doubt that Winter has it’s own unique beauty, especially there where you live Fiona. Beautiful images.

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    February 23, 2015 at 21:43

  36. I’m taking my Santa’s hat off to you for a beautiful post and brilliant photos.
    Enjoy your frosticles today!
    Wren x

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    February 23, 2015 at 22:39

  37. Very poetic. You captured the elegance of winter so well.

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    February 23, 2015 at 23:05

  38. Beautiful shots all, but that last one is epic!

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    February 23, 2015 at 23:50

  39. So beautiful and truly elegant.

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    February 23, 2015 at 23:58

  40. my favourite is the last one with the frost and snowfall.

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    February 24, 2015 at 00:10

  41. You have a gift with your eye and your sense of words.

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    February 24, 2015 at 04:00

  42. Such beautiful pictures and so perfectly illustrated by your words.

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    February 24, 2015 at 04:14

  43. calvin

    Snow balls. And to think I was thinking Snow Goose all the way. There is intimacy in these shots, as pure as the snow.

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    February 24, 2015 at 04:43

  44. Wow! So beautiful! I love it.

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    February 24, 2015 at 05:02

  45. sylviakirk

    I do agree with Yogi, you do indeed have a gift with your eye and your beautiful words!! Thank you, as always, for sharing!

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    February 24, 2015 at 05:42

  46. indrani

    Stunning captures of snow!

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    February 24, 2015 at 06:27

  47. love to look at all of them 🙂

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    February 24, 2015 at 06:53

  48. Oh la! Superb wintery images Fiona.. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing them on a 41C degree day here in Perth, merci beaucoup.

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    February 24, 2015 at 07:37

  49. Snowflake diamond, snowflakes of joy and elegance of winter – how beautiful winter is!

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    February 24, 2015 at 08:09

  50. So magical. Great that you’ve captured its majestic beauty.

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    February 24, 2015 at 08:43

  51. Winter can definitely produce some truly spectacularly beautiful scenes that I do so enjoy…Still, I am starting to yearn for spring that should be here in about a month.

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    February 24, 2015 at 08:50

  52. Beautiful pictures ! But now I wish spring would move in !

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    February 24, 2015 at 09:07

  53. Elegant, beautiful and magical ….

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    February 24, 2015 at 09:28

  54. Beautiful winter photos.
    Here no winter, the spring may now come quickly, from me.
    Best regards, Irma

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    February 24, 2015 at 09:46

  55. 🙂

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    February 24, 2015 at 10:39

  56. Love your diamonds on their slender stems!

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    February 24, 2015 at 10:45

  57. woww these are gorgeous shot. Loved the last one the most, 🙂

    Batemans Bay

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    February 24, 2015 at 11:07

  58. Great shots =)

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    February 24, 2015 at 12:08

  59. Beautiful!

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    February 24, 2015 at 12:28

  60. It’s true that winter has elegance and class. I especially love the daintiness of that last image.

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    February 24, 2015 at 12:53

  61. Wonderful! I am planning to get some Australia snow shots this winter (just to prove we get some!)

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    February 24, 2015 at 13:00

  62. simply precious photos!

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    February 24, 2015 at 14:52

  63. The snow on the berries is really beautiful.

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    February 24, 2015 at 15:20

  64. Cool pics

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    February 24, 2015 at 15:44

  65. Don

    These are fine images that are works of art. Excellent.

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    February 24, 2015 at 16:46

  66. snowballs on the beach – how cool is that?!

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    February 24, 2015 at 16:48

  67. I so loved the first picture, the red berries with cap! So fascinating for me to watch.

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    February 24, 2015 at 17:17

  68. Beautiful snowfall photos. :-)) I love how you capture Winter.

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    February 24, 2015 at 18:05

  69. Pearls indeed. Winter’s pearls.

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    February 24, 2015 at 18:18

  70. Wonderful winter shots. The snow balls are interesting.

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    February 24, 2015 at 18:55

  71. dNambiar

    Those berries and the dry plant with snow on it (that looks like flowers) look very pretty.
    Lovely pictures, Lady Fi.

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    February 24, 2015 at 19:03

  72. Each of these is a gem!

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    February 24, 2015 at 19:54

  73. Stunning and beautiful images! I love these!

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    February 24, 2015 at 19:58

  74. Your photos here really show the beauty of winter!

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    February 24, 2015 at 20:31

  75. The last image is my favourite – beautiful snowflakes!!!

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    February 24, 2015 at 22:00

  76. Ela

    Lovely post and amazing winter photos !
    Greetings

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    February 24, 2015 at 22:13

  77. You give me a side of winter that I have yet to experience in person. I love it!

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    February 24, 2015 at 22:22

  78. Elegant shots and post!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    February 24, 2015 at 22:25

  79. Stunning!…reblogged. 🙂

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    February 24, 2015 at 23:07

  80. Reblogged this on Nobody's Grandmother.

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    February 24, 2015 at 23:07

  81. “Snowflakes of joy”… I’m hoping to have some in the next days… 🙂 Forecast says something about precipitations as soon!! Our winter was and wasn’t… “but i’m dreaming of”… and i feel joyful – still!! Have a good day!

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    February 24, 2015 at 23:56

  82. You found treasures on this snowy walk, Fi. I like the glitter and the simplicity of snow.

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    February 25, 2015 at 00:28

  83. Such beautiful close-ups!!!!…:)JP

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    February 25, 2015 at 01:58

  84. Al

    Gorgeous – I love snow!

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    February 25, 2015 at 02:37

  85. oh j’adore les boules de l’avant dernière

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    February 25, 2015 at 10:36

  86. So beautiful. Love the lighting in this picture and indeed, it feels like the berries wearing a Santa hat 🙂

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    February 25, 2015 at 12:25

  87. So beautiful. Love the lighting in this picture and indeed, it feels like the berries wearing a Santa hat 🙂

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    February 25, 2015 at 12:25

  88. Very pretty! Love the snowballs and fall of flakes

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    February 25, 2015 at 12:35

  89. Beautiful winter pictures! !

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    February 25, 2015 at 13:08

  90. Yes, winter has it’s very elegant moments…

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    February 25, 2015 at 13:34

  91. This is why winter is the most beautiful time of year…

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    February 25, 2015 at 15:31

  92. You take the most beautiful winter pictures.

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    February 25, 2015 at 17:01

  93. Beautiful snow statues! Unfortunately, in my hometown seen almost no snow:-(and why I so enjoy these pictures Lovely to see the snow on the berries but your last picture I find great!

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    February 25, 2015 at 20:41

  94. daryledelstein

    your snow always looks nicer than ours … 😉

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    February 25, 2015 at 21:19

  95. Wonderful photos, as always. We haven’t had much snow here this year.

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    February 25, 2015 at 23:20

  96. Hi Fiona, what stunning photos. I love the berries dressed as Santa and the snow balls. Thanks for sharing your really beautiful winter images.

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    February 26, 2015 at 01:09

  97. You captured the elegant beauty of nature.

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    February 26, 2015 at 01:56

  98. We are having a lot of snow this week–we had a foot today and will get more over the next three days. I love all your photos, especially the last one!

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    February 26, 2015 at 07:51

  99. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; My favorites are the first and last one, if I should chose♡♡♡ Beautiful and Elegant winter scenes, aren’t they♪
    So sorry for my belated comment, have a wonderful coming weekend.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    February 26, 2015 at 07:58

  100. Definitely….most definitely….elegant!

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    February 26, 2015 at 12:36

  101. These are BEAUTIFUL photos – I especially love the Santa hats!

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    February 26, 2015 at 14:27

  102. I love the last image the most! So much happiness and joy comes through it, isn’t it!

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    February 26, 2015 at 17:50

  103. So beautiful Fi… I love the last picture most especially… yes indeed winter is elegant.

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    February 26, 2015 at 19:16

  104. I’m seeing so many wonderful posts about snow but we had just one snowy morning. Your photos are beautiful as ever.

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    February 28, 2015 at 07:00

  105. superbe ce dernier cliché

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    March 1, 2015 at 10:09

  106. How utterly beautiful!

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    March 2, 2015 at 21:30

  107. excellent series of gorgeous images.

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    March 3, 2015 at 03:44

  108. what a gorgeous feel these pictures have 🙂

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    March 14, 2015 at 06:20

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