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Winter haitus

 

One day, it’s glorious autumn

And bursts of colour,

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The next, it’s heavy snowfall

And the magic of winter —

With autumn leaves still hanging on.

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Although all this snow has now melted,

(Yes, all melted away!)

We had one wonderful week

Full of the magic of snow.

(I’m hoping it will come back before Christmas.)

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For more magic, please visit: Our World.

 


Wear it like a crown

We had the biggest snowfall every recorded

In November over the past 111 years.

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Mist rose from the ground

As the storm raged on.

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Autumn leaves continued to fall

After it stopped snowing – creating

A curious mix of winter and autumn (wintumn).

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It was a struggle to get down to the beach

To enjoy snowy views.

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Trees turned into Japanese paintings

With graceful curved branches

Wearing the gift of snow like a crown.

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For more tales of snow or no snow, please visit: Our World.


Can a dog smile?

It was a glorious winter day

With snow, sun and sparkles on the trees.

That made me smile.

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A long walk with friends

To chase

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— That’s what made Simmie smile.

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After two hours of running around

And enjoying the scenery —

We were all tired and happy.

(That’s my Ruby on the right as you look at the photo and Simmie on the back left

With Jessie, Ruby’s puppy, standing in front of him.)

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


Frozen

The power of winter

Stops water in its tracks —

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Freezing reflections and skies

Onto its icy surface.

Scenes like this make me want to burst out into song: ‘The cold never bothered me anyway.’

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For more frozen (or warmer) views, please visit: Skywatch.


Snowy memories

At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.

I do like grey skies, however,

Especially when they are laden with snow!

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There is something magical about not seeing the sky

And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.

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Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds

Just before disappearing behind the hill.

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For more snowy or sunny memories, please visit: Skywatch.


Tequila sunrise with a twist of fog

The sunrise starts off

In lilac tones,

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But soon it turns

Into a blushing dawn

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With bursts of orange

And fog.

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For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.


New surroundings

Let’s take a walk around my new neighbourhood.

Here is the front of the house (you can only see one half in this picture) —

It’s a bit like the Tardis: the house is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside …

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There are a lot of trees in the garden.

Don’t you think bark looks delightful in the snow?

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The pine trees

Look magnificent too.

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After the snow,

A nearby path shines

In silver symmetry.

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On the way home, a splash of pink

Brightens up the morning sky.

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For more amazing areas, please visit: Our World.


It’s brrr-eautiful!

No matter how  you look at it —

With

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Or without a dog:

Winter is beautiful.

(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

And also check out: Skywatch.


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!

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For more beauty, please visit: Our World.


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.

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For more glowing skies, please visit: Skywatch.