Winter postcards

Winter sent me some postcards:

A bridge nestled in cottonwool snow;


A golden tree line

Of sparkling trees;


A tiny, wooden, red cottage

Surrounded by iced delight;


And happy blue skies

To go along with frosty nose and fingers.


For more winter or summer delights, please visit: Our World.

Mist-ical scenes

Come down to the lake with me —

And enjoy the misty views.


Let’s walk around the shore

And then explore the little sauna house on the ice.


Come rest a while,


And let’s enjoy

The cold and beautiful fog


As the sun tinges eternity

In colours of blue and lilac.

(Only posting once this week due to a high work load.)


For more mist-erious views, please visit: Our World and, on Friday, Skywatch.

Once in a blue moon

I wasn’t expecting to see the blue moon

At about half-past three in the afternoon.


But there it was – gracing the winter sunset;


Rising like a balloon

And being released into the sky by the trees.


For more stellar shots, please go to: Skywatch.

Magical freezing fog

Last weekend, we had some magical freezing fog.

The dogs were covered in hoar frost,


And the little sauna house

Nestled cozily on the icy lake.


Ruby posed in the mist —

She’ll do anything for a treat! 😉


All shots taken with frosted fingers and my mobile phone.

For more magical beauty, please go to: Our World.

Floating in fog

One morning, I stepped out

Into a world of magical, freezing fog.


Standing on the top of a cliff,

It felt as if I were floating in a fairytale kingdom,


Where the reflections of the clouds

Were mirrored on the fog.


For more magic, please go to: Skywatch.



Ghost trees

Going down to the lake,

The trees rise up like ghosts.


It’s the hoar frost

That turns them into white beauties.


The little sauna house on the lake

Is snuggled in veils of white.


Ruby finds a boat

And balances on top (she’ll do anything for a treat)!


On the way home,

Ruby and Simmie provide pops of colour

Against the green and white trees.

When winter comes in all its beauty – you have to embrace it!


For more cool shots, please go to: Our World.

Icy sun

When you get up close,

Humble objects can transform.


Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?

Or a frozen sun

Glowing next to the physical one?

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Even when the object is itself —

A screw with ice crystals —

It still retains its humble beauty.


(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)

For more n-ice pictures, please visit: Our World.

And Skywatch.

Light burst

On the way into the office;

A glorious burst of light illuminates the sky.

(Thank goodness for mobile phone cameras!

And apologies in advance if I don’t get round to visiting you – life is still very hectic.)


For more light, please go to: Skywatch.

Sauna weather

It’s the tail end

Of the Christmas holidays;


Mainly grey and mild —

But we finally got some cold weather.


Frosted snowflakes

Decorate the wall and window of the

Little sauna house on the lake.


When the sun finally showed its face,

The view was gloriously peachy.


For more cool shots, please visit: Our World.

Life lessons

The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:

I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!

But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:


Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.

Try out new perspectives and angles;


Remember to enjoy the view

And have some fun (even if you look silly);


And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have

Rather than on what you don’t have.

Carpe diem!


Seize more moments here: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.

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