Posts tagged “frost

Golden goldens

We finally got some minus temperatures and diamond-studded grass

As the sun peeked over the horizon at gone 8 am

Turning everything into gold.

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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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The first frost

Last week saw us with minus temperatures

And a hard frost on the ground.

Yellow tree

It was the kind of morning that is a gift —

With crisp air and a light that made the yellow leaves

Glow like chandeliers.

Tree

Simson found new energy

In the cold.

Simmie

Ruby and I sat on a frosty bench

And listened to the falling leaves —

They sounded like rain.

Ruby listening

I do love autumn, don’t you?

First leaf

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Wonderland

It’s been a fairly mild winter again.

But back in December, we enjoyed a week or so of wonderland!

I found some lamps ready to light the way

Lamps

And a little brown cabin

Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.

Little boat house

This magnificent tree

Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —

Tree

As did Ruby!

Ruby in frost copy

But my favourite sight has to be

This hidden red cottage

Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.

Little red house copy

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Frosted breath

It was the end of October

And the frosted jetty floated in the rising sun.

Frosted jetty

A glowing Ruby

Was ready to play in the golden light.

Ruby on table

The frost turned her breath

Into a white beard.

Frosted breath

Grass crunched underfoot —

And the diamond-studded earth

Made a lovely canvas for a meeting with friends.

After all, happiness is a frosted dog!

Frosted dogs

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Bedazzling

Autumn is a glowing time of year:

Glowing

When trees glow

And leaves catch fire.

On fire

It’s a joyful time

Of dewy play

Joy

And swans

Showing off their families on the local lake.

Swan family

And, if you’re lucky,

You can catch frosted jewels

Among the leaves.

Frost copy

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Softly spring

Spring dances in —

Two steps forward and one step back.

Frosty dawn

Frosted dawns

Give way to soft pink light.

Pink light

Blue skies are serenaded

By blur of wings and trees

Waiting to burst into bud.

Blur of wings

And winter leaves behind

A fragile reminder of its return.

Old leaf copy

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Lemon drizzle

One of the delights of having an early frost

Is that you can capture both frost and colour:

This is one of my favourite photos from October.

Frosted delight copy

The lemon tones

Were repeated in this frosted yellow beauty

Frosted yellow

While the late autumn cone flowers

Danced in icy tutus to the music of the wind.

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~ Edwin Denby

Frosted cone flowers copy

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In the pink

The first frost of the season

Sprinkled the flowers

With pink and ice.

Frosted pink

Silken threads of web

Filled the spaces

Between frozen water drops.

Pink webs

The last rose of the season

Seemed more perfect in

Its imperfection

Rose

And dropped a single petal

As a farewell to summer.

Frosted petal copy

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Perfect balance

We celebrated the spring equinox

With three days of snow.

But that doesn’t matter —

The equinox is the time when the world is

In perfect balance:

Church

That moment when the light of day

And the dark of night are equal

All around the world.

Bare lace

And now, here in the northern hemisphere,

We go towards lighter times…

Even if we are enjoying the coldest ever winter this spring!

Lacy branches

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