Posts tagged “winter

Life lessons

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.

Carpe diem!


Seize more moments here: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch.

Drama in the skies

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!


Clouds created

Lilac veils of drama


And the trees seemed to tickle

The purple bellies of the clouds.


For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.

Floating trees

This winter saw some golden mornings —

With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,

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So that the very trees looked

As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.


For more great dawns, please go to: Skywatch.

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;


Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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For more hopeful posts, please visit: Our World.

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;


And little, red cottages

Snug in snowy pillows.


For more beauty, please visit: Our World.

Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.


For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.

Tiny worlds of crystal

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.


For more tiny beauties, please visit: Our World.

Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:


Making cottages

Into works of art


And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.


For more elegance, please visit: Our World.

Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —


Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.


For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:


Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.


As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.


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