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!
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This winter saw some golden mornings —
With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,
So that the very trees looked
As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.
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As winter is disappearing,
I want to savour the most beautiful parts:
The delicacy of silvered trees,
Covered in hoar frost and
Slung against the canvas of a blue, blue sky;
And little, red cottages
Snug in snowy pillows.
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There is something very appealing
About splashes of colour in the snow:
Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur
Make the scene even more attractive.
As I continued on my snowy walk,
I turned back to see a lone lantern
Saying farewell in solitary beauty.
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It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…
As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.
We walked through a magical landscape
Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.
The full moon was just setting in the early morning
As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.
Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?
I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.
I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.
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Last week saw freezing cold mornings followed by sunny afternoons.
The constant freezing and thawing
Created the most delightful pearl necklace made out of ice.
(I was amazed how a single strand could hold such a heavy load.)
Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs —
Reminding us that the seemingly fragile
Can also show strength and endurance.
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The skies in February
Ranged from peaceful snowy scenes
And my favourite kind of sparkle —
Hoar frost in the early setting sun
To the jackpot of frosted branches
And gently falling snow.
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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
And a little brown cabin
Enjoying the view of the frozen lake.
This magnificent tree
Looked lovely in its winter dress of hoar frost —
As did Ruby!
But my favourite sight has to be
This hidden red cottage
Nestled in a bed of frosted branches.
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The blushing apricot tones
Of dawn light up the sky,
And bring a sparkle
To the trees wearing
Their winter dress of hoar frost.
Then the dawn mellows
Into a melody of lilac and pink
Over the old church across the frozen lake.
Who says cold isn’t beautiful?
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Winter is a time when you can wake up
And find yourself in Narnia.
Sometimes not having a sky is the best kind of sky!
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