The very fact of snow is such an amazement. – Roger Ebert
This week Tina is inviting us to post on a subject of our own choosing. ”Feel free to use your imagination to take your post anywhere you’d like – we look forward to lots of variety!” I’ve chosen some of the winter sceneries we’ve been lucky enough to experience here for a couple of weeks. Too early to stay until Christmas though, but certainly putting myself, children and dogs into the spirit of the holidays!
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different. – J.B. Priestley
These images are all from a short drive yesterday, to visit friends.
A glimpse of sun through thick skies.
Winter forms our character and brings out our best.– Tim Allen
On our way home, the snow started falling again, and I loved every second of it. As Tina says – every day is indeed a gift. This snow will not last for many more days here, but I try to live in the moment – taking it in, loving the serenity.
We look forward to seeing what the week will bring as you gift us with posts that suit your own fancy. Please be sure to link them to Tina’s post, and to use the Lens-Artists Tag to help us find you in the reader. Thank you for sharing your celebrations last week, and next week Patti will be back at the helm. Until then, stay safe, enjoy the holiday season – and remember: One kind word can warm three winter months. – Japanese Proverb.
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Such a beautiful post, Ann-Christine. The images and the quotes!
Thank you so much!
As in your following post, the small areas of color stand out against the otherwise black and white regions that make up most of the rest of the image.
Glad you noticed. Has to be some colour as well!
So oooooo beautiful
♥ Thank you.
I commented last time on your exquisite snowscapes. There is an undeniable beauty to new fallen snow and you have captured that magnificently. You inhabit a true winter wonderland.
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Your lead quote perfectly sets the stage: ”The very fact of snow is such an amazement. – Roger Ebert.” All six of your photos are an amazement, as Roger Ebert proclaimed. The image of the building or house is charming. What does the word at the bottom of the sign out front say? The bottom image is so purely black and white until one notices the orange roadside sign! Same for the next to last photo until one notices the brown raw wood where apparently the snow was heavy enough to break off a big branch – poor wounded tree!
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you really gave us the charm and magic of snow! I want some here now
Ha, maybe you got it from us now? It left us today!
hi – no just have some rain – 🙂
Ooh, I love thick snow that like! It must be wonderful to see it without footprints, pristine, white and so beautiful. Unless I go abroad in the winter, I can never see snow like this, but i suppose in many ways I’m lucky that we don’t have cold winters where I live.
I am glad you like it too – but I agree – too much cold is not easy.
Nice captures AC. Really like how heavy snow like this just quiets everything, especially in the evening.
Thank you – yes, the silence is very special and very different from other ways of silence. You have to experience it to understand, don’t you?
Beautiful photos. Outstanding. (#178, not #158???)
The snow on the trees is so beautiful! I especially love the photo with the patch of brown exposed trunk contrasting with all the black and white 😀 But here in the UK you probably wouldn’t even consider driving in that weather, the roads would be impassable!
Haha, OK. That’s what happens when there is snow in Stockholm…Glad you liked the photos!
I’d love to have a day with this much snow. Of course, everything would be closed in my town, but I could walk through it and enjoy the quiet! Beautiful shots!
Good Idea – thank you! At least you got some minutes!
A snowy winter wonderland which always looks so lovely in photos and of course when the snow is freshly fallen. You have captured the beauty, the silence and the stillness of a snowy landscapes along with some great quotes. ”…You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different” makes me remember snowfalls as a child, when you hoped it would snow during the night and that excitement when drawing back the curtains and seeing pristine whiteness.
I remember too…🙂
Every photo is beautiful! I do love LOOKING at the snow. Haven’t driven in the snow in years. I would be terrified to do it now! So I will look at photos 😊
You are welcome to look!
Stunning images and lovely quotes which showcase the wonder of snow. I particularly like the way you describe the snow as a soft duvet.
I am glad you liked this post, and everything comes to rest under the duvet.
Beautiful winter wonderland!!
I love your snowy pictures, Ann-Christine! The trees covered with snow looks so magical, especially your first and last images.
Thank you Sylvia – it’s a passion
I so remember this from my early childhood . . . the parks in Tallinn looked just like this and since most ‘taxis’ came in the form of horse-and-carriage, remember crawling under je much needed lap throw and then just looking at the darkish misty wonderland . . . must have been a misery for the poor horses . . . ! Beautiful photos . . .
Glad to have brought memories…
Brings to life the song ”Winter Wonderland” Ann-Christine. What magical landscapes you’ve brought us this week! I loved everything about your post, which reminded me of some of the magic we experienced when we lived on a mountaintop in the northeast for several years. So very beautiful, thanks so much for taking advantage of the ”you choose” week in such a glorious way!
Well, the challenge came in the right time for me!
And thank you for the magic!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and what a treat to see so much snow! 💛☃️
You definitely capture the season … and I imagine you normal see white until April. That first image is stunning!!!
Glad you liked them, Frank!
wow a. c., these are wonderful winter pictures, i like them very much. especially 1st and 5th photo.
best regards robert
Thank you, Robert.
Oh these are all so beautiful
Lovely! And that first one is Narnia!
Winter wonderland, indeed! What an enjoyable drive through these breathtaking seneries, AC.
I am glad to be able to take you! Not the usual amount of snow – so grateful for this.
Beautiful christmasy snowscapes
Christmasy they are – but will not last until Christmas! Thank you for liking them!
Your snow photos are so pretty 😀 😀
Thank you, Cee – snow makes the world beautified!
The silence of snow is something special, hon. Love that last photo, though I wouldn’t necessarily want to be there.
♥ I know you wouldn’t…but through the screen you are safe!
Beautiful snow landscapes Ann-Christine. It must be nice to have that beauty where you live.
I cannot tell how happy and grateful I am. Not often we get this much snow – and for two whole weeks. Tomorrow it will start melting away though.
This is a real winter wonder land !
The beauty of winter so well captured!
Thank you, Sandy – I am loving it of course, which makes my interpretation come from my heart!
Your snow images in black and white are breathtaking!
Thank you – I hope to post some more. Not often we get this much snow!
WOW! We are speechless. So GREAT. And perfect matching quotes.
Your pictures remind me of all the winters I experienced in Scandinavia. Especially when living in Finland. I was lucky that I had to drive once a week for hours through such a winter world on white roads. I miss that here.
Snow changes the whole atmosphere. It makes everything look more beautiful, more like fairy land.
Thanks for letting us see your winter wonder world.
We all wishing you a wonderful week
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I am so happy to take you to a winter wonderland for some minutes! Hope Siri and Selma had fun!
Wishing you a lovely week.
and Dina too, she misses the snow very much
So serene and pristine and tranquil, everything that Italy is not. 😀 But I hide out here in the countryside and it’s fine. I’ll post what my Saturday looked like tomorrow.
Manja – italy is a glorious country! Why are you hiding? Not at work anymore?
Hm… sometimes I get something to translate but rarely. I’m afraid the blog is my work. Without it I’d probably write a few books by now. 😀 Italy is glorious for sure. I’m taking it in little bits to last longer.
Well, I think you should write a book anyhow! With your gift of words and poetry, and funny photos from your world!
Great clicks AC.
I always love snow.
We never see snow in my part of the world.
I always get exited when I see snow or snow fall.
We do have snow but in north of India near Himalayan range.
I wish to live in those areas.
Thank you for these wonderful photos .
I am glad you love snow – many people don’t, thinking of the cold. And of course, if you cannot protect yourself from the cold, it is not so nice. You have to have warmth too to appreciate it.
Well said AC.
I can understand about the people from colder countries.
People from my part including me never realize the difficulties one can come across in these countries.
‘The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’
Thanks, and agree with that proverb!