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Oh that winter light!

There is a narrow, hidden path that comes out

Next to a gorgeous lakeside house.

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As you emerge from the path,

You might find yourself bathed in honeyed light on a clear winter’s day.

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The light pours golden and warm

Over the hibernating bees — reminding us that

There are sweet things just around the corner.

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Of snowy bikes and Christmas trees

My daughter and I visited Stockholm during the last weekend

Before school and work started.

The sky was heavy with the promise of more snow.

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The pastel buildings looked like cakes

Topped with icing.

(Look at the height of the city’s Christmas tree – 38 metres tall

And decorated with 5,000 lights!)

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Fairy tale buildings

Brightened the gloomy sky;

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And optimism was not lost

In the knee-deep snow!

(Not sure if that cyclist ever managed to cycle home though!)

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Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple

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And blue that roll over the landscape

As the sun slowly rises to say hello.

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And, of course, my poser Ruby

Looks good in that early morning light.

(Meanwhile, Simmie just prefers to run around 

In circles enjoying the snow! :-))

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The abstract of snow

Snow is so beautiful —

It really brings out the colour of patient dogs.

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It falls in swirls

Of fairy lights,

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Turning the woods

Into a mysterious place.

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Suddenly, tall, snow-topped trees

Make us realize how small we are in the universe,

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And humble wood

Is turned into abstract art.

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Deep purple

One morning in late November,

Just as the ice was forming on the lake,

The houses on the far shore were lit up like a necklace of lights.

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One in particular was ablaze —

What a glorious view it must be from those windows!

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The sun rose slowly

Turning the world into a tapestry of lilacs and pinks,

Stitched together with clouds.

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The heart of the snow

This is a snowy post —

(Sorry about the pun),

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Where splashes of red and white

Look like Santa’s hat;

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And snug houses

Are framed by snowy branches.

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And, if you’re lucky,

You might find the heart of winter.

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The ghost of Christmas past

All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.

This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar

About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy

Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.

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A timely reminder that there is beauty

And  joy and light in the world.

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Light burst

If the sky could be a musical instrument —

It would be a trumpet burst of light.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season

Full of light and joy and love.

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The sheep in the snow

This is a winter’s tail

Full of snow and sheep.

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The dogs and I were out for a long Sunday walk

When we herd a strange sound.

Wool you just look at what we found?

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The sheep were framed beautifully

By the snowy pine needles.

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I feel a little sheepish for all my baaa-d puns,

So, I’ll just leave you with one last photo

And wish ewe you all a wonderful holiday season!

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Paws for thought

13 December is Lucia – one of my favourite times of year.

Lucia is all about children dressed in white and carrying candles

To symbolize hope and light in the darkness.

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The dawn that day didn’t disappoint either.

It blazed with light and colour,

So that dogs (and people) seemed small and humble

Under the huge lilac sky;

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And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.

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