Posts tagged “snow

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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For more festive skies, please visit: Skywatch.


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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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.

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


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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For more charming stories, please visit: Our World.


The language of trees

Trees are like Nature’s poems

To the sky:

They take on the tint

Of a lilac dawn;

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Even in the middle of winter

They surprise with sudden green

In the snow.

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And deep in the woods,

I was lucky enough

To breathe in the beauty

Of abstract tree trunks

Looking like a beautiful picture.

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Snowy memories

At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.

I do like grey skies, however,

Especially when they are laden with snow!

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There is something magical about not seeing the sky

And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.

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Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds

Just before disappearing behind the hill.

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For more snowy or sunny memories, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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For more wondrous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


New surroundings

Let’s take a walk around my new neighbourhood.

Here is the front of the house (you can only see one half in this picture) —

It’s a bit like the Tardis: the house is bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside …

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There are a lot of trees in the garden.

Don’t you think bark looks delightful in the snow?

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The pine trees

Look magnificent too.

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After the snow,

A nearby path shines

In silver symmetry.

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On the way home, a splash of pink

Brightens up the morning sky.

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For more amazing areas, please visit: Our World.