Posts tagged “snow

Tiny worlds of crystal

Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,

Ice crystals coat the world —

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Turning reeds and wire fences

Into small works of abstract art.

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In fact, you can hardly tell the difference

Between nature’s beauty

And the artifice of a wire fence.

Both glitter with possibility.

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Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:

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Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.

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As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.

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Winter snapshots

Winter has many forms of beauty —

Sometimes it’s clear ice and cloudy skies,

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Or a burst of pink dawn;

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At other times, it’s golden fog

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Or a honey glow over cottage and snow.

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All photos taken with my mobile phone, so please excuse the quality.

I’m away for work this week, so may not have time

To get around to your blogs.

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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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