Posts tagged “snow

Winter snapshots

Winter has many forms of beauty —

Sometimes it’s clear ice and cloudy skies,


Or a burst of pink dawn;


At other times, it’s golden fog


Or a honey glow over cottage and snow.


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.

I’m linking up to: Our World and Skywatch. Please pop over there for a visit!

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.


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!)


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!)


For more snowy views or sunny vistas, please go to: Our World.

Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple


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! :-))


For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.

The heart of the snow

This is a snowy post —

(Sorry about the pun),


Where splashes of red and white

Look like Santa’s hat;


And snug houses

Are framed by snowy branches.


And, if you’re lucky,

You might find the heart of winter.


For more snow or sun, please visit: Our World.


The sheep in the snow

This is a winter’s tail

Full of snow and sheep.


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?


The sheep were framed beautifully

By the snowy pine needles.


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!


For more ram-bling posts, please visit: Our World.

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.


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;


And paw prints were etched across a purple

Canopy of snow – leading the eye

To that glorious sky of hope.


For more festive skies, please visit: Skywatch.

The gold in the cold

What a gift from Mother Nature —

Lots more snow!



Ruby and Simmie look

Especially photogenic

With their golden fur against the snow.


Ruby looks good

Dressed in snow sparkles too.


On the way home, I found a mirror and took

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


For more golden stories, please visit: Our World.

Winter haitus


One day, it’s glorious autumn

And bursts of colour,


The next, it’s heavy snowfall

And the magic of winter —

With autumn leaves still hanging on.


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.)


For more magic, please visit: Our World.


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.


The snow was up to my thighs.

My feet got cold as it seeped into my boots.


The bench seemed a good place to

Contemplate the horizon

And enjoy the view.


For more contemplation, please visit: Skywatch.

Wear it like a crown

We had the biggest snowfall every recorded

In November over the past 111 years.


Mist rose from the ground

As the storm raged on.


Autumn leaves continued to fall

After it stopped snowing – creating

A curious mix of winter and autumn (wintumn).


It was a struggle to get down to the beach

To enjoy snowy views.


Trees turned into Japanese paintings

With graceful curved branches

Wearing the gift of snow like a crown.


For more tales of snow or no snow, please visit: Our World.