Still grey

I get a lot of comments about how colourful my world is. That’s because I focus on the bright and the colours.

But as you can imagine, we do get a lot of grey days.

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Even then, there is beauty in the stillness of the grey;

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And in the perfect upside world of reflections.

Bare birches paint abstract pictures in the water;

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And the pop of colourful buoys make them look like

Floating sweets.

(The grey almost adds a 3D feeling to the scenes, don’t you think?)

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For more pops of colour, please visit: Our World.

 

77 responses

  1. …sunshine and bright skies are wonderful, but beauty can be found every day!

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    December 4, 2017 at 15:50

  2. Hello, beautiful images. I love the reflections! Enjoy your day and new week!

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    December 4, 2017 at 16:00

  3. I was just thinking that there was an extraordinary depth to your photos when I came upon your comment about the 3-D feeling..!

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    December 4, 2017 at 16:06

  4. They are lovely photos. Have a great week.

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    December 4, 2017 at 16:20

  5. Beautiful Fi, you bring out the colouring, fabulous.

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    December 4, 2017 at 16:23

  6. I agree that the grey does that 🙂 Neat!

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:17

  7. The grey is beautiful as well. It is full of mystery.
    Have a lovely week!

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:21

  8. Those birches are a welcome sight.

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:35

  9. How beautiful!

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:40

  10. Beautiful photos, Fiona. More and more I’m thinking how much I’d love to visit Sweden. We haven’t been away this year due to Lindy’s death and Bonnie’s adoption, but with Bonnie settling in so well with our dog-sitting friends, we can start to think of travel again.
    Meanwhile, I’ll have to be content with your photos…more than content, really, because they’re wonderful.
    Kay
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:48

    • I’d love to meet up with you over here.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 5, 2017 at 15:25

  11. nocolebolo

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    As always, you give us some beautiful photos.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    December 4, 2017 at 17:48

  12. Still gray? You’re not clicking up the vibrancy enough *hehe*

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    December 4, 2017 at 18:00

  13. The grey days are so good for photography. Awesome captures and wonderful reflections, Fiona.

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    December 4, 2017 at 18:51

  14. grey or colorful- super pretty and soooo touching!

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    December 4, 2017 at 19:01

  15. Ah, but gray is still a color…as it white…or black. The colors are all beautiful. 🙂

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    December 4, 2017 at 19:13

    • So true!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 5, 2017 at 12:56

  16. beautiful spareness and a pop of color! thank you

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    December 4, 2017 at 19:39

  17. Whatever be the day, you present it beautifully!

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    December 4, 2017 at 20:23

  18. Ela

    I love watching reflections on the water!!
    Great photos !!
    Greetings

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    December 4, 2017 at 21:34

  19. Love the reflections. And your artist’s eye.
    And have a weakness for the softness and melancholy magic of grey days.

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    December 4, 2017 at 21:48

  20. As in life, some days are in color and some are more pale. Like you, I look for the beauty and charm in both. Soon (I hope) my world will be shades of gray and white. I think sometimes a monochromatic landscape makes us look more carefully to really see what is in the scene. I do love the pop of color from the buoys and the boat.

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    December 4, 2017 at 23:46

  21. I like gray. We painted our kitchen gray when we put our house on the market so we could attract the millenial generation.

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    December 5, 2017 at 00:37

  22. Al

    Those are pretty grays.

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    December 5, 2017 at 01:12

  23. Thanks for showing the beauty of grey days!

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    December 5, 2017 at 01:26

  24. Hi,
    The buoys fascinate me. We do not have pretty ones here in Wisconsin.

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    December 5, 2017 at 01:54

  25. rhiebert

    beauty is everywhere, even in the dull grey colors.I love the reflections.

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    December 5, 2017 at 02:10

  26. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and soometimes in the mood, as well. Gray days make me so thankful for a warm home and food on the table.

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    December 5, 2017 at 02:32

  27. 3D indeed! The upside down boat picture is my favorite! I think photography on grey days pulls out our creativity since we can’t rely on the color for the ‘pop’!

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    December 5, 2017 at 03:46

  28. Ron

    Even your grey days are gorgeous, Fiona! And I for one happen to love grey days, finding them peaceful, calm and utterly beautiful. That’s why fall and winter are my favorite seasons. To me, there is something so artistically stunning about the barrenness of the colder months.

    LOVE that final shot, my friend. Stellar capture!

    Have a great week!

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    December 5, 2017 at 04:05

    • Thanks!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 5, 2017 at 06:45

  29. calvin

    You got it Pontiac.

    I prefer to shoot on and in gray days. In the realm of dirty unkempt fairies gray is sunshine. After all everything in nature is worth reporting on. There is always something looking back at you.

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    December 5, 2017 at 04:06

    • Yes. So true!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      December 5, 2017 at 06:45

  30. Beautiful pictures!

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    December 5, 2017 at 07:08

  31. Great scenes and the photography is wonderful!

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    December 5, 2017 at 07:37

  32. We all get grey days, makes you appreciate the bright ones

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    December 5, 2017 at 08:45

  33. The grey days are grey days, but you could find some colors…
    Best, Synnöve

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    December 5, 2017 at 09:36

  34. Hii, Loved the post. Amazing pics.

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    December 5, 2017 at 09:54

  35. I think perhaps it is the clarity of light that brings everything, even greys, to life. That, and the fact that you pay attention to composing your shots!

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    December 5, 2017 at 11:31

  36. You make the greys look beautiful too!

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    December 5, 2017 at 11:46

  37. Really stunning scenery and beauty is everywhere it seems.

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    December 5, 2017 at 14:28

  38. Subtle beauty!

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    December 5, 2017 at 15:00

  39. Grey day is also beautiful.What a lovely reflection on the water.

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    December 5, 2017 at 15:23

  40. I see endless shades of gray and they all provide a beautiful backdrop to a bit of colour. Yes … candy in the water … such a sweet thought!

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    December 5, 2017 at 15:26

  41. Beautiful stillness.

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    December 5, 2017 at 15:30

  42. gloomy or not, you do indeed live in a beautiful place

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    December 5, 2017 at 18:20

  43. itsallaboutpurple

    if you are optimistic and look for it, it can always be found. these images are beautiful!!!

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    December 5, 2017 at 19:09

  44. I love this post. It speaks to me.

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    December 5, 2017 at 19:32

  45. …and I’m glad you focus on the color in your part of the world…but those gray days are also very beautiful!!

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    December 5, 2017 at 19:52

  46. Lovely photos ~ love the birches!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    December 5, 2017 at 20:21

  47. Hello Fi, sorry if you can’t find me on “Our World” – it’s because I keep changing the dates my posts are published in an effort to accommodate the people linking to All Seasons from Sunday through Wed., and I haven’t quite gotten down the perma links on my Apple computer (the weather may also throw a wrench in there, since I live in the mountains). I know this perma link works, lol!
    https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/the-last-wonderful-month/

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    December 5, 2017 at 21:15

  48. Amy

    I love the orange boat – wish it was winter here.

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    December 5, 2017 at 21:35

  49. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    There’s always a hue, glow and subtle show. Good eye.

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    December 5, 2017 at 22:30

  50. inspirational photos! A keen eye sees the photo opportunity!

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    December 5, 2017 at 23:06

  51. Your world is beautiful in every shade!

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    December 5, 2017 at 23:26

  52. I agree that grey days have their own subtle kind of beauty. I love them too and your series shows how this is true!

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    December 5, 2017 at 23:55

  53. I know what you mean about posting the colorful moments. Maybe that’s why I take so many photos so I can spread them out over the gray/brown days 🙂

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    December 6, 2017 at 00:32

  54. Sometimes grey days allow us to appreciate the little pops of color, like the lake buoys you showed, even more!

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    December 6, 2017 at 06:14

  55. These are more than 50 shades of grey:)

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    December 6, 2017 at 06:16

  56. Beautiful photos. I love these grey days… the nature without makeup… 🙂
    Have a lovely day!

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    December 6, 2017 at 07:54

  57. Wonderful scenes !! Beauty is always there for those who can see them.

    wish you a wonderful day
    isabella

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    December 6, 2017 at 10:47

  58. you say grey but I still see a lot of colors in your images 🙂

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    December 6, 2017 at 11:35

  59. Yes –we all have a lot of GREY days in our lives. I too concentrate on colors —but sometimes, it’s fun to look at the ‘greys’ too….

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    December 6, 2017 at 13:33

  60. The photos are still good …
    Thank to for hosting Our World Tuesday.

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    December 6, 2017 at 13:41

  61. Truth, every day we find beauty in something !!!! I really liked the pictures !!!!!
    Have a great day Lady Fi!!!!
    A meow of Sofia

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    December 6, 2017 at 14:33

  62. don

    These are fine reflection pictures.

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    December 6, 2017 at 17:12

  63. Lovely reflection shots

    Mollyx

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    December 6, 2017 at 22:45

  64. I like your photos, they are very beautiful.

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    December 7, 2017 at 04:22

  65. They kind of look like giant Christmas tree decorations! How funny! Have a wonderful week!

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    December 7, 2017 at 09:00

  66. You may get a lot of gray days, but you sure do make the best of the good ones. Your photos (including these) are gorgeous Fiona!

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    December 7, 2017 at 23:48

  67. Winter grey is one of my favourite colours Fiona, especially when they look like this ☺

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    December 8, 2017 at 08:53

  68. Stunning reflections!

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    December 8, 2017 at 22:47

  69. Indeed! Grey isn’t a bad color and it mixed in our life, only we need to look out

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    December 9, 2017 at 13:52

  70. even in the gray you get to catch the colour!

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    December 11, 2017 at 08:21

  71. Fabulous photographs.
    Love the reflections.

    All the best Jan

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    December 11, 2017 at 20:10

  72. Grays also have a lot of character.

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    December 17, 2017 at 08:43

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