Last weekend, we had some magical freezing fog.
The dogs were covered in hoar frost,
And the little sauna house
Nestled cozily on the icy lake.
Ruby posed in the mist —
She’ll do anything for a treat! 😉
All shots taken with frosted fingers and my mobile phone.
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When you get up close,
Humble objects can transform.
Is it a sunflower perhaps with icy petals?
Or a frozen sun
Glowing next to the physical one?
Even when the object is itself —
A screw with ice crystals —
It still retains its humble beauty.
(I’ve still got some crazy deadlines to meet, so will only be posting once this week.)
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The beginning of a new year is often time to take stock:
I don’t make resolutions as they tend to go in one year and out of the other!
But I do hope that I grow and learn a bit every day. Here are some of those lessons:
Make the most of those festive moments with people you love – you don’t know how long they will last.
Try out new perspectives and angles;
Remember to enjoy the view
And have some fun (even if you look silly);
And, finally, take the time to dwell on what you have
Rather than on what you don’t have.
Seize more moments here: Our World.
And don’t forget Skywatch.
We had a lovely snowfall, which has now all melted away unfortunately,
But I made it down to the lake to enjoy the view before the snow disappeared.
This is our sunset at 14.45!
Lilac veils of drama
And the trees seemed to tickle
The purple bellies of the clouds.
For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.
This winter saw some golden mornings —
With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,
So that the very trees looked
As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.
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Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.
It’s that mixture of spring and winter —
With spring promising warmth one day,
Only to go back two steps to winter;
Then forward a step to spring.
You could say it’s spring and winter
Performing a salsa!
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As winter is disappearing,
I want to savour the most beautiful parts:
The delicacy of silvered trees,
Covered in hoar frost and
Slung against the canvas of a blue, blue sky;
And little, red cottages
Snug in snowy pillows.
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Winter doesn’t always dazzle;
Sometimes it is simply enough
To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.
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Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,
Ice crystals coat the world —
Turning reeds and wire fences
Into small works of abstract art.
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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I love the way snow
Softens the contours of nature:
Into works of art
And turning leaves
Into elegant pictures.
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