Nature

A Viking spring

Spring in Sweden is often a time

Of surprise snow, minus temperatures and hard frosts.

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It might not be the kind of spring we want —

But it is beautiful anyway.

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Iced

Spring on ice is a lovely performance

With frozen splashes of purple,

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Iced over buds of yellow

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And the green candles of evergreens

Decorated with nature’s lights of ice.

(As you can see, we’ve have had some cold weather this week.)

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Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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The blue beyond

The spring equinox is when day and night are equally long:

A perfect balance that was reflected in the azure blue

Of open water and the white cold of the ice still left on the lake.

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Even the clouds seemed to find harmony

In their own reflections.

As for that bluer than a jay’s wing sky —

All I could do was to stand and gaze in wonder.

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Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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Into the beyond

One of my favourite early morning sights

Was the old jetty

Stretching into the beyond.

(I’m away all weekend so won’t be able to visit your blogs.)

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Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —

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Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.

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The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:

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Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.

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As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.

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Golden threads

Wonderful things happen when the sun

Breaks through in a ball of golden glow.

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The sunshine hitting cold ground

Creates an angel of light

As fog rises to meet the dawn.

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Cobwebs strung across the fields

Are delicate, golden threads

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And feathery fluff from wild flowers

Rests among friends in a field

Of golden bokeh.

(By the way, it started to snow here on November 1st!)

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