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.
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;
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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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.
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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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.
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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!
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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.
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What a gift from Mother Nature —
Lots more snow!
Ruby and Simmie look
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.
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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.)
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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.
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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.