Posts tagged “Sweden

Fare thee well, winter?

Winter seems to be waning —

I say ‘seems’ as this is Sweden and it can snow even in June!

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But I don’t think we will see scenes like this one again this winter:

With thick snow on the iced over lake.

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It’s cold in the mornings,

So, if we are lucky,

We can still enjoy rim-frosted green lanterns

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And diamond-studded

Golden fur.

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For more wintry or spring-like or even autumn shots, please visit: Our World.


De-light

It’s still very cold in the mornings and evenings (below zero) —

But oh, what a joy it is

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To see the light returning in shades of orange

And lilac.

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For more delightful scenes, please visit: Skywatch.


Frosted views

The snow is melting and the light is changing —

But who says that winter is without its own bright light?

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When it is cold with hoar frost

Lying thick on the branches

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And, with the sun shining,

The cold can be just as dazzling.

(Photos taken in February.)

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For more razzle-dazzle, please visit: Our World.


Spot the …

Ruby loves to play hide-and-seek

Among the trees –

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While Simmie says

Peekaboo with snow.

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What about this photo –

Can you spot the dog?

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What about now? Only teasing –

I think this is a fox we spotted in the field.

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It was lying down in the snow and got up with difficulty.

It was much bigger than Simmie so, at first, I thought it was a wolf.

We looked at each other for a long time – each of us not so different from the other.

Then we went our separate ways.

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For more furry and non-furry shots, please visit: Our World.

 


Light burst

It’s cold.

The snow hangs heavy on the trees.

But oh, that lovely March light

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Bursts into song to let us know

That if we hang on just a little bit longer

Then spring will be here.

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For more foggy light, please go to: Our World.


Veils of fog

Fog – a majestic backdrop

For a red dog (or two);

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Fog – veiling landscape

And sky;

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Fog – settling on the ground

Like a silken scarf.

Fog.

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For more beautiful skies – with or without fog – please visit: Skywatch.


Winter joy

When winter gives you freezing cold temperatures

And lots of snow,

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The best thing is to embrace it

And smile —

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And meet it with wonder and joy.

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For more smiles, please go to: Our World.


Pink popcorn skies

The path leads through

Snowy beauty —

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All the way

To pink popcorn cloud skies.

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For more colourful skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Cold crystals

It’s real winter at last!

The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes.

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The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.

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And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!

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Ruby doesn’t mind the

Crystals on her face.

(Neither does Simmie but he’s too busy running around for me to snap a shot of him.)

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Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.

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For more icy or sunny scenes, please visit: Our World.

 


Golden veils

In between the snowfalls,

A hiatus of freezing fog:

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Golden veils fall over the landscape —

Bringing peace, silence and beauty.

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For more golden skies, please visit: Skywatch.