The colour of cold

It suddenly got cold – very cold.

This is what minus 20 C looks like in the front garden.

I love the way the pine trees glisten in the sun.

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Later, when it had warmed up a few degrees,

I went for a walk in the nearby woods.

The setting sun turned this bush

Into a golden glass sculpture,

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And the pastel sky

Was a pretty backdrop for a world

Turned beautiful by snow.

Still drowning in boxes – and a full week of work lies ahead too!

Orange and snow.jpg

For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

81 responses

  1. Better than the movie “Frozen.” Stay warm, Fiona.

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:14

  2. Beautiful snowy countryside Fi.

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:15

  3. Gorgeous photos but it does indeed look very cold. Have a great week!

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:38

  4. These are so beautiful
    My congratulations on your talent
    !

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:40

  5. lovely shots!

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    January 11, 2016 at 15:48

  6. 🙂

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    January 11, 2016 at 16:02

  7. Amazing shots and great perspective on the winter there! Love the glistening light

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    January 11, 2016 at 16:13

  8. We just had -20F over here. That golden ice bush is glorious! I love the trees when they are covered in sparkling ice. I don’t expect the trees enjoy it so much, though. 😉

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    January 11, 2016 at 16:51

  9. kaynid

    Your backyard is beautiful. I’m still wondering when will we get snow this winter.

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    January 11, 2016 at 17:02

  10. rmacwheeler

    That is the prettiest cold I’ve seen in a long time.

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    January 11, 2016 at 17:28

  11. Happy new year dear Lady Fi 🌹

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    January 11, 2016 at 17:41

  12. Hello Fiona!
    Beautiful winter photos.
    For me instead of snow, rain
    Greetings from Poland.
    Lucia

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    January 11, 2016 at 17:54

  13. Good thing I stopped to poor a hot cup of tea before sitting down to look at your blog…That is cold, truly winter is upon us.

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    January 11, 2016 at 19:00

  14. gorgeous property! congrats!

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    January 11, 2016 at 19:35

  15. That’s really lovely but very, very cold. We’re expecting snow here too later in the week but I don’t expect it’ll stick.

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    January 11, 2016 at 19:57

  16. Looks a lot like here, Fi, although we don’t have as many evergreens. They don’t grow voluntarily on the prairie, and I miss them.
    Beautiful photos!
    K

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    January 11, 2016 at 19:59

  17. It is really cold…freezing here! Nice pictures and contrast in them.

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    January 11, 2016 at 20:03

  18. Bill Dodd

    Good grief! That IS cold! Love that first shot.

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    January 11, 2016 at 20:35

  19. Hello, your new yard looks wonderful. Love the snowy winter wonderland. Beautiful lighting and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    January 11, 2016 at 20:37

  20. Ela

    Beautiful winter photos !!
    Greetings

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    January 11, 2016 at 20:42

  21. Wow! Magnificent photos!

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    January 11, 2016 at 21:18

  22. Good luck with the unpacking! Love that apricot colour in the sky..

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    January 11, 2016 at 21:18

  23. Love the backlighting in these beautiful landscapes. You’ll get he unpacking done – don’t rush!

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    January 11, 2016 at 21:21

  24. such a beautiful winter landscape 🙂

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    January 11, 2016 at 22:10

  25. There’s something magical that happens when it’s that cold.

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    January 11, 2016 at 22:35

  26. awesome pictures! … 🙂

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    January 11, 2016 at 22:57

  27. Oops, not very hot, but incredible beauty !!

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    January 11, 2016 at 23:02

  28. Such evocative photos. I especially love the last one.

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    January 11, 2016 at 23:05

  29. You have a great eye for beauty no matter what the temp!!

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    January 12, 2016 at 00:31

  30. Ron

    Same here Fiona….it suddenly got cold, very cold. In fact, we may even get some snow within the next two days. Yahoooooo!

    As usual, you photographs are stunning! That last one took my breath away. It’s MAGNIFICENT!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty of winter, my friend! X

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    January 12, 2016 at 00:43

  31. Beautiful winter wonderland!

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    January 12, 2016 at 01:04

  32. So nice to see a blog post that mirrors my own landscape! 🙂 The pines are so pretty dusted with snow and the lovely pastel colors in the sky provide a gorgeous backdrop to the almost monochromatic landscape. Are you liking your new abode? Tackling a box or two a day will get you there eventually!

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    January 12, 2016 at 01:12

  33. I love pine trees and that warm light… gorgeous feeling!! So much beautiful golden light in your pics… Warm greetings!

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    January 12, 2016 at 01:25

  34. Great photos!
    Good luck settling in. :-))
    Carla

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    January 12, 2016 at 02:57

  35. calvin

    Winter teasing.

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    January 12, 2016 at 02:58

  36. Brrrrr! But so beautiful! I’m grateful to you for glimpses without the cold.

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    January 12, 2016 at 03:48

  37. Minus 20 degrees!!! Brrrr!! And I though 32 degrees was cold!

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    January 12, 2016 at 04:21

  38. This is so beautiful!! I have never been to Sweden, and would really like to visit. These pictures make it look like the world is an artwork (it is, but your photos make me think even more so!)

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    January 12, 2016 at 05:18

  39. Very beautiful!

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    January 12, 2016 at 06:09

  40. What a glorious interlude from the tyranny of boxes…

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    January 12, 2016 at 06:10

  41. That sounds very cold! I hope you are finding your new house warm and cozy. I know how much work moving is–only open the important boxes and let the others wait!

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    January 12, 2016 at 06:38

  42. Lovely Well captured!

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    January 12, 2016 at 07:04

  43. Winter does have beauty and you have found it,

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    January 12, 2016 at 10:57

  44. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful landscape!

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    January 12, 2016 at 11:06

  45. Your new surrounding is beautiful even in this snow.

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    January 12, 2016 at 12:21

  46. Lea

    Beautiful scenes!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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    January 12, 2016 at 12:28

  47. It’s so beautiful …especially love the gold light . It’s probably good that it is so cold … Should make it easier to stay in and organize your new house …or at least I wouldn’t want to stay outside for very long at a time. (Of course I am a wimp about cold weather.)

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    January 12, 2016 at 12:50

  48. Such beauty and amazing how the light turns everything into gold. We have rain here…not nice nor pretty.

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    January 12, 2016 at 14:29

  49. wonderful scenery and colours. snow and low temperatures offer nice photos.

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    January 12, 2016 at 14:59

  50. I do love your snowy scenes and that wonderful sunlit bush! I wish our snow would arrive! Good luck with reorganizing yourself in your new home.

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    January 12, 2016 at 15:41

  51. Stunning images!

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    January 12, 2016 at 15:41

  52. Ohhh! That IS COLD! Lovely new area with its blanket of snow!!

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    January 12, 2016 at 16:42

  53. daryledelstein

    here as well but not as beautifully

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    January 12, 2016 at 17:27

  54. Love the second photo with the orange and yellows of the sun peeking through the branches of the bush and turning it gold!

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    January 12, 2016 at 18:53

  55. Divine wintry shots! All very stunning and creative!

    Wishing you a joyful week, ^_^

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    January 12, 2016 at 19:05

  56. Wonderful photos.

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    January 12, 2016 at 19:34

  57. it’s cold but beautifully serene :). Hope you have a great winter ..

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    January 12, 2016 at 20:54

  58. Your amazing pictures just emanate the beauty of winter and cold! Thanks!

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    January 13, 2016 at 00:10

  59. Much in awe, I am.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    January 13, 2016 at 01:04

  60. Take your time unpacking and moving in…I don’t want you to get too tired to take such beautiful pix!…:)JP

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    January 13, 2016 at 01:25

  61. Still a Happy New Year to you and your family! Is the pic above this weeks (Jan.11) “Our World” meme yours? I’m contemplating making a pastel of that scene, so I am asking permission to use it – pleas let me know – thanks!

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    January 13, 2016 at 01:27

    • Yes – that photo in Our World is mine (taken with my mobile). Please do use it.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      January 13, 2016 at 06:18

  62. Stunning! They are something you might see in a fairy tale. 🙂

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    January 13, 2016 at 04:15

  63. Beautiful images! So artful! Now let me see about making a trip to Florida.

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    January 13, 2016 at 05:57

  64. Hi Fiona,
    marvelous photos and Winter pastels. It´s really cold in your area.
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    January 13, 2016 at 10:48

  65. so gorgeous!!! it finally got cold here too. 20F

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    January 13, 2016 at 12:42

  66. it looks beautiful but extremely cold!!!

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    January 13, 2016 at 14:15

  67. Hi! The golden bush is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    January 13, 2016 at 15:12

  68. Beautiful shades of cold, I’m not very fond of it, but I would love to enjoy sunsets like yours, Nature is the mother of all wisdom! Thanks for sharing the wonders that you see!

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    January 13, 2016 at 22:38

  69. Magical photography, particularly that last shot

    mollyxxx

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    January 13, 2016 at 22:47

  70. winter can be so beautiful in a subtle way. 🙂

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    January 13, 2016 at 22:48

  71. Al

    Gorgeous – I love the first real taste of cold in the winter. Congratulations on your new house – we moved last year and know how it is.

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    January 14, 2016 at 01:43

  72. Nisha

    Be happy that someone somewhere is missing all the snow and envy you badly. 🙂

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    January 14, 2016 at 04:00

  73. Winter give such beautiful light!

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    January 14, 2016 at 05:11

  74. Brrrreautiful…..

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    January 14, 2016 at 05:47

  75. Lynn

    It does look like golden glass – beautiful.

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    January 14, 2016 at 11:39

  76. xhobdo

    Awesome

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    January 14, 2016 at 17:14

  77. simply gorgeous.

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    January 14, 2016 at 17:34

  78. The temperature has dropped here too but no snow. I think you have some interesting walks in the woods ahead of you 🙂

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    January 15, 2016 at 09:26

  79. Beautiful winter photos, nice light and wonderful colors

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    January 17, 2016 at 09:18

  80. Liz

    Your “Winter Wonderland” is so beautiful, Fi! Lovely light and beautiful colours!

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    January 24, 2016 at 16:14

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