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.
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I found a charming beach hut
Down by the lake.
(A real Viking beach, isn’t it?)
The view across the frozen water
To the other side looks pretty too.
Further along, we turn up towards
The woods – and Simmie finds an old barn.
The warm colour and old timber
Offers a peaceful sight.
Before turning homewards,
I take a moment to enjoy
Simmie’s frozen whiskers.
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Trees are like Nature’s poems
To the sky:
They take on the tint
Of a lilac dawn;
Even in the middle of winter
They surprise with sudden green
In the snow.
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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At the moment, it’s grey and not particularly pretty out.
I do like grey skies, however,
Especially when they are laden with snow!
There is something magical about not seeing the sky
And being able to enjoy the dancing snowflakes (and a puppy) instead.
Of course, it’s even better if the sun breaks through the clouds
Just before disappearing behind the hill.
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The early winter light
Is all about long, warm shadows;
It’s about painting frozen trees
With golden lace
And transforming the sky
Into a wonder of pink and gold.
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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 …
There are a lot of trees in the garden.
Don’t you think bark looks delightful in the snow?
The pine trees
Look magnificent too.
After the snow,
A nearby path shines
In silver symmetry.
On the way home, a splash of pink
Brightens up the morning sky.
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No matter how you look at it —
Or without a dog:
Winter is beautiful.
(I’m filming away from home this week, so may not be able to reply to your comments.)
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It suddenly got cold – very cold.
This is what minus 20 C looks like in the front garden.
I love the way the pine trees glisten in the sun.
Later, when it had warmed up a few degrees,
I went for a walk in the nearby woods.
The setting sun turned this bush
Into a golden glass sculpture,
And the pastel sky
Was a pretty backdrop for a world
Turned beautiful by snow.
Still drowning in boxes – and a full week of work lies ahead too!
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Just popping in to say hello and to share this glorious view
Of frozen birch trees in a glowing winter sunset.
(It was about minus 16 C.)
Life is still very busy with house unpacking stuff so I apologize in advance for not getting round to your blogs.
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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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