Silent sentinels at sunset

Just popping in to say hello and to share this glorious view

Of frozen birch trees in a glowing winter sunset.

(It was about minus 16 C.)

Life is still very busy with house unpacking stuff so I apologize in advance for not getting round to your blogs.

Birch trees.jpg

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72 responses

  1. Looks beautifully stark.

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    January 8, 2016 at 10:18

  2. Superb image.

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    January 8, 2016 at 10:28

  3. Glorious view indeed.
    And good luck with the packing..

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    January 8, 2016 at 12:01

  4. Such an amazing view. So beautiful.

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    January 8, 2016 at 12:31

  5. Frozen sticks – sun thaws! Best wishes with the packing, unpacking. All the confusion and chaos is just temporary. Order will be restored in due time . . .

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    January 8, 2016 at 12:32

  6. Pat

    Beautiful light scattering in the trees
    I wish you all the best with health for the new year 2016 to you and your loved ones

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    January 8, 2016 at 13:12

  7. Nicely done. Beauty in bleakness.

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    January 8, 2016 at 13:48

  8. Lea

    Lovely!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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    January 8, 2016 at 13:58

  9. Lovely scene captured.

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    January 8, 2016 at 14:01

  10. Beautiful picture birch grove.
    Good luck with home-work.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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    January 8, 2016 at 14:33

  11. Gorgeous image, Fi! 🙂

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    January 8, 2016 at 14:53

  12. Great view of the frozen birch trees with the sunset rays shining through the trees. Perfect picture.

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:00

  13. DeniseinVA

    I love this!

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:04

  14. rmacwheeler

    ahhhhhhhhh beautiful

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:08

  15. Wow, what a glowing, magical photo. My mind can’t even compute temperatures like that.

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:10

  16. Ahhh so lovely!

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:29

  17. Thanks for stopping long enough to witness this and share this with us!

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:34

  18. Nice to see your lovely photo!

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:37

  19. So beautiful, so peaceful!

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:57

  20. Such glorious light

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    January 8, 2016 at 15:58

  21. It’s super cold and a super shot.

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    January 8, 2016 at 16:10

  22. Anonymous

    Gorgeous as awlays

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    January 8, 2016 at 16:16

  23. Ela

    Beautiful photo !
    Greetings

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    January 8, 2016 at 16:52

  24. I feel the chill through your photo.

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    January 8, 2016 at 17:02

  25. Gorgeous photograph Fiona – it looks like a painting with warmth of golden sun rays as the backdrop.

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    January 8, 2016 at 17:04

  26. They do look like sentinels. Stay warm!

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    January 8, 2016 at 17:15

  27. So beautiful Fi…Im deeply envious of your cold snowy winter….atleast our temp dropped below zero today 🙂

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    January 8, 2016 at 17:49

  28. sylviakirk

    A gorgeous capture as always!! I do love the sunlight filtering through the bare trees!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!! Stay warm!!

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    January 8, 2016 at 17:51

  29. calvin

    D’em sentinels be everywhere. Though yours seem to have their hair down, where mine have their dandruff up. Yours a mystical fairy tale, mine nothing short of Billy Goat’s Gruff.

    And yes, Elvira is looking and feeling “maaaaaarvelous” to quote Billy Crystal. Thank you for asking and your concern. She was full of two year old enthusiasm this morning, wishfully thinking she could fly in chase of a small flock of Mallards we startled from their breakfasting pond. She remains grounded, snoring beside me now with one eye open just in case I make a move for the door.

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    January 8, 2016 at 18:17

  30. Gorgeous shot.

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    January 8, 2016 at 18:39

  31. looks like you traded in one amazing place for another. happy weekend!

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    January 8, 2016 at 18:44

  32. Thank you for the beautiful gift of light! No surprise that you will find the beauty everywhere you are. Hope you are feeling at home by now!

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    January 8, 2016 at 18:55

  33. I do love the elegance of trees in winter. Pared back to the bones, and still beautiful.
    I hope you are settling in well, and that the unpacking (shudder) is nearly done.

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    January 8, 2016 at 19:35

  34. Beautiful, if a tad chilly! Is this your back yard?

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    January 8, 2016 at 20:34

    • Not my backyard, but birch trees in a field near me.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 8, 2016 at 21:25

  35. Breathtaking, LadyFi (and in those extreme temperatures I guess that’s how it is!) Thank you for sharing and I trust the unpacking goes well. Blessings

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    January 8, 2016 at 21:51

  36. Bill Dodd

    Wow— absolutely beautiful winter picture!

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    January 8, 2016 at 22:07

  37. Oh..you do it every time..impeccably! Mesmerizing capture… 🙂

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    January 8, 2016 at 22:30

  38. Very picturesque view!

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    January 8, 2016 at 23:20

  39. marvelousness! 🙂

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    January 8, 2016 at 23:28

  40. Beautiful photo, good luck on your unpacking.

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    January 9, 2016 at 00:39

  41. Beauty surrounds you!

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    January 9, 2016 at 01:57

  42. Ron

    What a GLORIOUS image, Fiona! And me, being a winter lover (the cold and snow), this picture especially touched my soul.

    The best to you in your continued unpacking and getting settled in to your new home!

    Have a super weekend, my friend!
    X

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    January 9, 2016 at 03:56

  43. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!

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    January 9, 2016 at 04:01

  44. Gorgeous shot! Love these trees!

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    January 9, 2016 at 06:55

  45. Just gorgeous, the lighting and the beautiful trees. Have a happy weekend!

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    January 9, 2016 at 12:08

  46. Beautiful frosty birch, but that slideshow is spectacular. Hope you have a good weekend. Stay warm.

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    January 9, 2016 at 12:53

  47. Hi! I like birch trees very much. Your photo is very nice . thanks for sharing.

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    January 9, 2016 at 12:58

  48. Trees!!! What a nice change 🙂

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    January 9, 2016 at 13:43

  49. Soon, you will be all settled.
    I so enjoyed the beauty in the photo! Inspirational.

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    January 9, 2016 at 14:12

  50. I can imagine how busy you are, I still have some boxes to unpack in our garage from our move. Glad you got a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunset.

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    January 9, 2016 at 14:24

  51. I know it will take some time to settle, as I have been through couple of house shifts! Take care
    Stunning capture

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    January 9, 2016 at 15:24

  52. Magnificent shot! Divine!

    Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

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    January 9, 2016 at 16:37

  53. Hope you’re settling well in your new home. Beautiful photo!

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    January 10, 2016 at 01:35

  54. I love birch trees. While they are not native to Australia I really like the ones we have in our grade.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    January 10, 2016 at 02:51

  55. Fabulous view indeed!

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    January 10, 2016 at 06:35

  56. soothing beauty!

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    January 10, 2016 at 11:51

  57. Beautiful! I’ve spent 2 months in Sweden in a cottage by a lake as research for an upcoming illustration projects. I still miss this place every day. Can’t wait to visit it again and see it covered in snow and ice.

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    January 10, 2016 at 20:31

    • Sounds fascinating! Where in Sweden were you based?

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 10, 2016 at 20:48

  58. Winter Beauty at its very best!!

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    January 10, 2016 at 21:27

  59. How pretty…! Wonderful picture!

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    January 10, 2016 at 23:58

  60. buongiorno LadyF amo moltissimo le betulle, ne ho un gruppo anche nel mio giardino, certo che non sono la stessa cosa che vederle nel loro ambiente natutale con la neve!
    Ti ringrazio moltissimo per gli auguri di buon anno, che ricambio con tutto il cuore augurandoti ogni bene.Scusa il ritardo ma ero in vacanza e avevo il Pc fuori uso
    un caro saluto

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    January 11, 2016 at 09:45

  61. always beautiful shots here no matter how busy you are!

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:35

  62. Coloring Outside the Lines

    Gorgeous!!

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:45

  63. Golden sun between trees… What amazing light!

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    January 12, 2016 at 01:23

  64. So very beautiful!

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    January 12, 2016 at 03:17

  65. daryledelstein

    love the title of this post and those trees … the light … exquisite

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    January 12, 2016 at 17:11

  66. Great light for the tree shot. I swear we still have boxes in the attic we have never unpacked and we moved house twenty five years ago! Good luck with the unpacking.

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    January 13, 2016 at 09:39

  67. A beautiful winter capture!

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    January 14, 2016 at 05:12

  68. Love the light you captured coming through the trees, you title is perfect.

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    January 22, 2016 at 19:55

  69. Liz

    Your winter images really are stunning!

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    January 24, 2016 at 16:16

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