Posts tagged “snow

Silent snow

A couple of weekends ago, it started to snow

And snow and snow.

Blizzard

Nature softened her contours

As everything – including Oscar – was buried in lovely white flakes.

Oscar buried

Twigs sprouted snow cones;

Snow hat copy

People and dogs frolicked in the blizzard.

(Look at those Yoda ears!)

Yoda

And afterwards, we enjoyed the silence

Of a fresh carpet of diamonds.

Sun

For more frolicking, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Pearls of gold

It was the magical ending to a day on the frozen lake:

Pearls of gold

And the deep silence that only snow can bring.

Magical snow copy

For more pearls of wisdom, please visit: Skywatch.


Symphony of black and white and dog

At last – winter has made its grand entrance with several days of blizzards,

Leaving the crooked jetty an abstract canvas.

Jetty

The ladder at the end of the jetty

Now has two handles of ice,

Icy ladder

Each handle transformed

Into a tiny landscape of ice crystals.

Iced copy

The supporting pole

Is encased in an icy boot.

Iced over

And who make those dog prints out there on the lake?

These two friends, of course!

(I call this shot Love in a Cold Climate.)

Love

For more symphonies, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Festive wood

Christmas Eve is the big day in Sweden – with present opening and feasting.

However, the weather isn’t co-operating this year: no snow, just rain, grey clouds and plus degrees.

Kaffestugan

So to get into that festive mood, I’m pulling out some photos from my favourite town in Norway: Røros.

It’s a very old mining town full of pretty, wooden houses (and snow in April).

Pretty houses

Many of the houses date back to the 1700s or 1800s and are still lived in today.

They are very well taken care of – although that statue looks a little frightened of the icicles hanging above him!

Statue

The tiny huts where the miners lived next to the copper mines

Are now one of the star attractions of the town.

(I know I’ve shown this picture before but it really is one of my favourites.)

Mining huts copy

Wandering through the streets, peeking into secret courtyards,

You might even find Santa’s sleighs…

And with that, I wish you all a wonderfully magical Christmas —

I hope that you give and receive the gifts of love and time.

Sleighs

For more festive stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


There’s snow place like winter

As winter slowly slowly melts away…

It’s good to look back and see it was a good year for snow noses —

Snow on nose

And snow moustaches.

Oscar-purple ball copy

For more adorable faces, please visit: Camera Critters.


Snow face

No matter who you are

Or what you look like,

Squirrel copy

A bad hair day can be much improved

By adding some extra sparkle and snow!

Snow face

I’m off to Paris with my daughter for a few days, so please excuse me if I don’t visit you.

For more glitter, please visit: Camera Critters.


Snow blossoms

There is something so delightful

About the bright light of spring

And the cold of a lingering winter.

If you look carefully, you can find snow moons

Dancing on the snow.

Snow moons copy

And instead of flowers,

We have snow blossoms

And dazzling light.

snow blossoms

And – just as in real life —

You might be lucky to find

A diamond in the rough.

Diamond in the rough

For more hidden jewels, please visit: Our World.


Expectancy

You never know what might be waiting for you

Over the brow of that hill you’re struggling to climb;

(Can you see Oscar waiting for me?)

Oscar waiting

Or what small delights await

Around the corner.

Wait for me

Please forgive me if I don’t get around to visiting you this weekend.

We’re having problems with the Internet, which makes it incredibly slow and painful to visit blogs at the moment.

In the meantime, pay a visit to: Camera Critters.


The many shades of cold

Since we’ve had fresh snow and sinking temperatures —

Down to minus 19 C this week —

I am inspired to show you the colours of cold.

Cold fog

Sometimes the cold is a golden fog,

Sometimes an intense orange framed by trees.

Freezing orange fog copy

When the dawn is really cold,

The fingers of the sun paint the treetops

With frosted red.

Cold and orange

My favourite winter colour

Has to be the diamond carpet of snow

Topped off by dazzling blue skies and sun —

It’s moments like these that lift my spirits.

Blue skies and Oscar

For more winter/summer shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Spring Schpring!

People want to know if I’m tired of winter and longing for the spring.

The answer is no.

Snow dazzle copy

Late winter is a fabulous time of dazzling sun;

Of lacy art made out of ice and rainbows:

Art

Of exhilarating days of trees made out of curtains of lace.

Curtain of lace

It’s still minus 14C when we wake up

Making it pleasant to walk on the iced over lake

To enjoy the sight of sunken boats and endless blue skies.

Sunken boat

The secret to happiness is not to long for something you don’t have

But to enjoy fully what you do have.

Oscar rolling in snow

For more bedazzled posts, please visit: Our World.


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