Posts tagged “snow

Of snowy bikes and Christmas trees

My daughter and I visited Stockholm during the last weekend

Before school and work started.

The sky was heavy with the promise of more snow.

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The pastel buildings looked like cakes

Topped with icing.

(Look at the height of the city’s Christmas tree – 38 metres tall

And decorated with 5,000 lights!)

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Fairy tale buildings

Brightened the gloomy sky;

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And optimism was not lost

In the knee-deep snow!

(Not sure if that cyclist ever managed to cycle home though!)

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Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple

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And blue that roll over the landscape

As the sun slowly rises to say hello.

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And, of course, my poser Ruby

Looks good in that early morning light.

(Meanwhile, Simmie just prefers to run around 

In circles enjoying the snow! :-))

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The heart of the snow

This is a snowy post —

(Sorry about the pun),

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Where splashes of red and white

Look like Santa’s hat;

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And snug houses

Are framed by snowy branches.

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And, if you’re lucky,

You might find the heart of winter.

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The sheep in the snow

This is a winter’s tail

Full of snow and sheep.

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The dogs and I were out for a long Sunday walk

When we herd a strange sound.

Wool you just look at what we found?

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The sheep were framed beautifully

By the snowy pine needles.

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I feel a little sheepish for all my baaa-d puns,

So, I’ll just leave you with one last photo

And wish ewe you all a wonderful holiday season!

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Paws for thought

13 December is Lucia – one of my favourite times of year.

Lucia is all about children dressed in white and carrying candles

To symbolize hope and light in the darkness.

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The dawn that day didn’t disappoint either.

It blazed with light and colour,

So that dogs (and people) seemed small and humble

Under the huge lilac sky;

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And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.

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The gold in the cold

What a gift from Mother Nature —

Lots more snow!

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Ruby and Simmie look

Especially photogenic

With their golden fur against the snow.

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Ruby looks good

Dressed in snow sparkles too.

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On the way home, I found a mirror and took

A (fairly bad) shot of myself with the dogs.

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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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Big snow, cold feet

After our huge snowfall last week, I thought it would be fun

To fight my way through snowdrifts to capture

The snow-laden clouds.

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The snow was up to my thighs.

My feet got cold as it seeped into my boots.

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The bench seemed a good place to

Contemplate the horizon

And enjoy the view.

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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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By the lake

I found a charming beach hut

Down by the lake.

(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)

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The view across the frozen water

To the other side looks pretty too.

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Further along, we turn up towards

The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.

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The warm colour and old timber

Offers a peaceful sight.

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Before turning homewards,

I take a moment to enjoy

Simmie’s frozen whiskers.

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