Posts tagged “Sweden

Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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The blue beyond

The spring equinox is when day and night are equally long:

A perfect balance that was reflected in the azure blue

Of open water and the white cold of the ice still left on the lake.

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Even the clouds seemed to find harmony

In their own reflections.

As for that bluer than a jay’s wing sky —

All I could do was to stand and gaze in wonder.

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Frosted trees

As winter is disappearing,

I want to savour the most beautiful parts:

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The delicacy of silvered trees,

Covered in hoar frost and

Slung against the canvas of a blue, blue sky;

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And little, red cottages

Snug in snowy pillows.

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Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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Tiny worlds of crystal

Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,

Ice crystals coat the world —

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Turning reeds and wire fences

Into small works of abstract art.

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In fact, you can hardly tell the difference

Between nature’s beauty

And the artifice of a wire fence.

Both glitter with possibility.

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Into the beyond

One of my favourite early morning sights

Was the old jetty

Stretching into the beyond.

(I’m away all weekend so won’t be able to visit your blogs.)

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For more grey beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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Purple ribbons

The sun rises —

Presenting the new day as a gift

Tied up with purple ribbons.

(Dog not included… ;-))

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Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —

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Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.

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The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:

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Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.

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As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.

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For more splashes of colour, please visit: Our World.