A winter’s tale

Back in February, we took a trip to visit a new friend

Living on the shore of a large inland lake.

High and dry

Some boats were marooned in the harbour

And people strolled out onto the frozen lake

To enjoy the view.

Sky

I felt all buoyed up

By the dazzling snow and sunlight.

Buoys

Just as we were leaving,

The sun made a glorious spectacle of itself

Casting a golden glow over this winter’s tale.

Sunset

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114 responses

  1. So beautiful, all those different colors.

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    March 9, 2015 at 15:35

  2. Ron

    “I felt all buoyed up

    By the dazzling snow and sunlight.”

    I would have too, Fiona! Beautiful shots! And that last one took my breath away. Absolutely STUNNING capture!

    Have a great week, my friend!
    X

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    March 9, 2015 at 15:54

  3. Lots of very fine lines, squares and depth – enjoyed the warmth in the last one

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    March 9, 2015 at 15:59

  4. It doesn’t escape my notice that you used a Shakespeare play as the title for this post. Like the tragicomedy it is, your photos illustrate both lights and darks, shadow, and the glorious sun – awesome is the word!

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:04

  5. Lovely winter tale…

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:21

  6. daryledelstein

    oh these are amazing .. the hudson upstate was frozen as were some of the great lakes but down here the river merely (ha!) had ice floes so we couldn’t walk on the water .. 🙂

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:25

  7. Wonderful wintery photos!

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:38

  8. RMW

    Nice of the sun to put on such a fabulous finale!

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:45

  9. oh, my! wonderful!

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:55

  10. Leo

    Beautiful …..

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    March 9, 2015 at 16:57

  11. Beautiful, Fi, beautiful.

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    March 9, 2015 at 17:06

  12. Pat

    Very impressive to see this! and under beautiful colors of the sky !! nice set, I appreciate

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    March 9, 2015 at 17:24

  13. Beautiful shots!

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    March 9, 2015 at 17:40

  14. Each photo is truly beautiful .. such a wonderful winter’s tale …
    🙂

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    March 9, 2015 at 17:53

  15. Fabulous!! Snow being a dream… waking on frozen lake/water is far more.

    Spectacular light and glittering

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    March 9, 2015 at 18:15

  16. I like the ice-locked boat, but I’m sure the owner doesn’t feel the same way …

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    March 9, 2015 at 19:12

  17. Great stuff. A layer of snow does change the world. 🙂

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    March 9, 2015 at 19:30

  18. This is more than spectacular…what an incredible sight!…:)JP

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    March 9, 2015 at 19:38

  19. Gorgeous! You share such lovely scenes.

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    March 9, 2015 at 19:52

  20. Such beautiful and special pictures!

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    March 9, 2015 at 20:06

  21. So pristine! A white washed world such as this might make you think nothing bad can ever happen.

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    March 9, 2015 at 20:14

  22. Great photos and amazing to see all that snow and ice.

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    March 9, 2015 at 20:19

  23. you make my most despised season, GORGEOUS!! xx

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    March 9, 2015 at 21:43

  24. Pat

    You always capture those gorgeous colors!

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    March 9, 2015 at 22:08

  25. Oh you and those bouys are wonderful 🙂
    Magic post.
    Wren x

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    March 9, 2015 at 23:22

  26. i love the colours in these photographs.

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    March 9, 2015 at 23:57

  27. Simply gorgeous! The colors are stunning. Looking at your art makes me feel happy!

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    March 10, 2015 at 01:03

  28. I love the depth of view.

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    March 10, 2015 at 01:05

  29. Will that sailboat survive? Hopefully it doesn’t have a submerged engine. Lovely photos, once again, LF!

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    March 10, 2015 at 01:12

  30. I remember Canada in Winter. Sooooo cold.

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    March 10, 2015 at 01:24

  31. Just lovely!

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    March 10, 2015 at 01:54

  32. I love the business of seasons….how their twists and turns can untwist some knots in me,
    how they stretch my eyes to seeing wider and more and sometimes they just do magic.
    pure magic:) that’s what this is……THANK you for sharing!
    -Jennifer

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    March 10, 2015 at 02:05

  33. ha. its cool novelty to walk out where only the boats usually tread….
    you got quite a show from the sun too…

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    March 10, 2015 at 02:07

  34. I love the buoy photo, that is so creative. And the last photo is amazing!

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    March 10, 2015 at 02:47

  35. calvin

    February light. February cold. February lines. I haven’t picked up a camera much of late other than for work, I do that every so often. And just walk into the frozen. Good shtufffs.

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    March 10, 2015 at 03:08

  36. Amazing. Mostly monochromatic magic. Thank you.

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    March 10, 2015 at 03:33

  37. Beautiful frozen lake view. I love the golden lake too, lovely!

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    March 10, 2015 at 03:45

  38. Jim

    Beautiful scenery

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    March 10, 2015 at 05:04

  39. So beautiful!!

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    March 10, 2015 at 05:58

  40. Big skies and extensive views and such a wintry atmosphere still! How lovely to witness that beautiful golden hue on everything in your last image.

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    March 10, 2015 at 06:04

  41. so white, so bright, such delight

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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    March 10, 2015 at 06:42

  42. So very beautiful, in a way I just can’t imagine! Thank you for sharing!

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    March 10, 2015 at 07:02

  43. Wow beautiful sights & lovely clicks.. 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 07:04

  44. Oh you are such a very talented photographer. I am always in awe at the shots you take.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    March 10, 2015 at 07:04

  45. Beautiful pictures ! But you still have snow ??

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    March 10, 2015 at 08:59

    • The snow has mainly gone, but we still have ice on our lake.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 10, 2015 at 09:03

  46. Nice snowy winter 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 09:28

  47. Those are glorious winter shots. I remember walking out onto frozen lakes as a child. I haven’t been near a frozen lake since then.

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    March 10, 2015 at 09:35

  48. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful day in winter! I don`t like walking on frozen lakes…

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    March 10, 2015 at 09:42

  49. Wow, still so much snow!

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    March 10, 2015 at 09:55

  50. Beautiful pictures and amazing to see all the snow and ice.
    Here it is now spring.

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    March 10, 2015 at 10:01

  51. I really like this frozen lake and snowy, a stunning location, beautiful pictures !!

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    March 10, 2015 at 10:06

  52. Gorgeous pictures! Love the third one,
    it’s a very unusual sight for me 🙂
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    March 10, 2015 at 10:15

  53. Beautiful winter light and landscapes, stunning photos

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    March 10, 2015 at 10:59

  54. Beautiful winter views! I am waiting for spring! 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 11:25

  55. now that snow’s over, i can already miss it looking at your photos… so magic!

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    March 10, 2015 at 11:29

  56. Stunning!

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    March 10, 2015 at 11:37

  57. Absolutely gorgeous photos!!!

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    March 10, 2015 at 11:56

  58. Great shots – really like that last one.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    March 10, 2015 at 12:18

  59. Dazzling is a great description for these amazing photos 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 12:49

  60. Wow……….these skies are amazing……….beautiful images ………..thank you!

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    March 10, 2015 at 13:00

  61. Impressive photography! I love the golden hour moment, it feels so dreamy when looking at the image!

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    March 10, 2015 at 13:21

  62. Hi Lady Fi, Wow, that last photo is simply amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. John

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    March 10, 2015 at 13:38

  63. awwwww, it looks beautifully familiar!!!!

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    March 10, 2015 at 13:45

  64. Mac

    ohhhhhh…really pretty. (especially to a Floridian)

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    March 10, 2015 at 14:28

  65. Don

    A fine series with a spectacular sunlight picture.

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    March 10, 2015 at 16:11

  66. nocolebolo


    Your photos are always great but today I love the third one. It has a great composition.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 10, 2015 at 16:17

  67. Wonderful winter shots. The last shot is too good.

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    March 10, 2015 at 17:20

  68. Anonymous

    Fantastic! The sun was creating a lot of “sun dogs” here last week in the cold.. so pretty. This week we have reached melting temps!

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    March 10, 2015 at 18:21

  69. thank you for the lovely winter stroll

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    March 10, 2015 at 18:23

  70. This is magical – beautiful shots!

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    March 10, 2015 at 19:01

  71. dNambiar

    Heavenly images and light.
    So gorgeous, Lady Fi.

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    March 10, 2015 at 19:46

  72. And creating a wonderful pattern of shadows!

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    March 10, 2015 at 19:48

  73. Your compositions are astoundingly breathtaking Lady Fi. 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 20:27

  74. the lake is majestic even in the dead of winter!

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    March 10, 2015 at 20:34

  75. In winter you and me spring is coming.
    Wonderful pictures.
    Greetings.

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    March 10, 2015 at 20:41

  76. Absolutely Creative Photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    March 10, 2015 at 20:48

  77. wowsa!!! how amazing! 🙂

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    March 10, 2015 at 20:58

  78. It looks beautiful and like it would be fun to walk on a frozen lake. (Something I’ve never experienced and have only seen once or twice in my life.)

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    March 10, 2015 at 21:25

  79. Wow, amazing winter shots.

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    March 11, 2015 at 01:00

  80. Al

    That last shot is fantastic – the frozen lake looks so inviting.

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    March 11, 2015 at 01:12

  81. You would think the sailboat would get crushed by the ice.

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    March 11, 2015 at 03:44

  82. spectacular in it’s crisp whiteness. Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    March 11, 2015 at 08:40

  83. The golden glow is gorgeous!

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    March 11, 2015 at 08:42

  84. Great shots =)

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    March 11, 2015 at 09:21

  85. its wanderful shots
    aye a goodmorning from Pisa

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    March 11, 2015 at 10:38

  86. My gosh these pictures are so breathtaking…

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    March 11, 2015 at 13:27

  87. So fun to be able to take a road trip in the middle of winter. Always a treat and what a LARGE lake and so beautiful. You like I, are very attracted to water I can tell.

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    March 11, 2015 at 13:49

  88. Omg, these pictures are absolutely gorgeous. It makes me love and miss winter so much more!

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    March 11, 2015 at 14:30

  89. What a lovely trip! So beautiful there. A winter’s tale – love that title.

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    March 11, 2015 at 17:56

  90. JM

    The setting sun couldn’t fit any better. Lovely!

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    March 11, 2015 at 18:19

  91. beautiful as always!

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    March 11, 2015 at 20:44

  92. lom8nance

    Wowsers! That last shot is incredible!

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    March 11, 2015 at 22:13

  93. Great lines in those photos and love the golden glow of the last one!

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    March 11, 2015 at 23:16

  94. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    Love the wide open winter spaces and they look so good with the lavender blog background.

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    March 12, 2015 at 04:18

  95. bethanycarson

    Love the last shot! It is a gorgeous view! The lake nearest us (Pine Lake) freezes every year, but it has springs that keep the ice thin on certain areas, so everyone has to be careful not to fall through!

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    March 12, 2015 at 04:18

  96. i liked the use of bright light 🙂

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    March 12, 2015 at 07:52

  97. You made winter all the more romantic with these photos. ❤

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    March 12, 2015 at 09:40

  98. Maggie May

    The photos are excellent. I really felt I could walk over that ice!
    Maggie x

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    March 12, 2015 at 10:35

  99. Even the snow looks beautiful here

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    March 12, 2015 at 11:58

  100. It is dazzling indeed! 🙂

    Greetings from LOndon.

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    March 12, 2015 at 23:10

  101. seems to be a harsh winter day. Love the golden part.

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    March 13, 2015 at 22:04

  102. so very beautiful and looks so very cold.

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    March 14, 2015 at 04:45

    • Yes – it’s very cold here in the mornings.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 14, 2015 at 07:17

  103. Look at that sun dog! I also love the shadows you captured in the photo with the golden light.

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    March 14, 2015 at 16:15

  104. Wow, what beautiful pictures. I can’t imagine anything freezing that much.

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    March 15, 2015 at 11:20

    • It wasn’t even that cold compared to other winters!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 15, 2015 at 15:32

  105. Stunning images!

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    March 16, 2015 at 07:11

  106. Great beautiful winter landscape. I love the snow. Unfortunately, in the Netherlands had very little snow. The golden glow is very beautiful!

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    March 16, 2015 at 12:11

  107. magnifique et superbe cette lumière à la dernière

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    March 16, 2015 at 12:31

  108. You have a great eye for photos! Wonderful.

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    March 16, 2015 at 14:42

  109. Großartige Winterbilder !!!
    Schönen Gruß,
    Luis

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    March 17, 2015 at 16:17

  110. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    What an AMAZING shot of the sunset! Beautiful scenery all around.

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    March 25, 2015 at 16:33

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