December 19, 2009

Enchanted Winter.

It has been the most beautiful winter week I can ever recall from my years in Denmark. Each morning the landscape outside my windows looked as if taken from a page of a fairytale book.

The temperatures have been below freezing and almost ever day we received fresh snow. Today is a stunning sunny day, bitterly cold but vind-still. The sun is now on its lowest position in the sky, barely reaching above the horizon. I can just about see it out of my windows, as it casts its golden glow across the packed snow, sending us into an unusual daylight.
The day lasts only a few hours, but it's light lifts my spirits in an uncommon way, as it brings back memories of my childhood. The time of cold and clear winters, spend in the mountains, where the air was fresh and the snow ever so present.

This is the winter weather that I love. The enchanted winter that defines this cold season and makes it ever so appealing.

22 comments :

steviewren said...

Before I clicked on your blog, I was hoping you would have posted pictures of your snow. My wish came true. The sky and the snow combination couldn't be prettier, especially the snow on the evergreen trees. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Scribe816 said...

With the snow gently falling on your BLOG page, the candle slowly counting down the days before Christmas, and your Winter Wonderland photos I feel like I’m being transported to the magical Christmases of my youth. I also see that your attitude towards winter has changed from earlier postings. I think that’s why I enjoy reading your blog, it give me an uplifting sensation. Have a great weekend.
;-)Frank

Hilary said...

Oh you're sure getting more snow than we are. We're just getting the cold. Beautiful photos, as always, my sweet friend. :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

We only have snows Zuzana up on the mountains in Cyprus, as you might know.

Zuzu said...

Delightful post, Zuzana! I am so happy that you are enjoying the snow. :)

This is my most favorite time of the year. The air is clear and I can see the tiniest details of the Continental Divide from my tiny house. I love how quiet it gets, and how cozy home feels.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend, dear friend!
Zuzu

Jill said...

Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!
Truly a wonderful winter week.
We received a lovely blanket of snow overnight and it is SO "Christmasy!"

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Definetely it looks like a Paradise!!!

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Vagabonde said...

Your snow pictures are so lovely. I like the way you arrange them in your collage – which collage do you use – is it from Photo Elements? I just purchased this program but I have not downloaded it yet. The post before the one I posted last night was called Wishing for Snow – as we did not get any in 2009. It is snowing quite a lot up north and I hear the airports in Washington and Philadelphia are closed. Here in Atlanta it is still around 10 degrees. Going to your blog is like entering a winter fairyland.

Kath said...

Just a few inches of snow for us here in England, but my dogs aer enjoying playing and digging in it! Lovely photos, even I could get Christmassy :D

Sumandebray said...

The pictures do look straight out of the fairy tale picture book.
All of Europe is so white this week. The passengers inside the chanel tunnel last night seems to have gone through a horror story.
Today the White house has become whiter. So mother nature has given a double "thumps Up"to global warming it seems!

Miss Eve said...

Beautiful pictures dear Zuzana...So wonderful the way talk about winter...just as beautifully as you talked about spring and summer earlier this year...

I think it's a pure sign of a happy person who finding beauty anywhere in any season...

I love this attitude...

Wishing you a peaceful weekend, much much love: Evi

sprinkles said...

Our snow has melted but we're supposed to get some more tomorrow. Hope not or if we do, I hope it melts overnight as I have some errands to run in another town about 45 miles away on Monday and I don't want to drive in it.

Your pictures are truly beatiful. I love the blue lighting. Funny how I can enjoy the beauty of snow in pictures but not in person.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

So pretty there! Can't imagine just a few hours of daylight!
Brenda

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: You capture the beauty of where you live and it is obvious how much you love it there! xoxo

jeannette stgermain said...

Can't imagine the day only lasting a few hours! Your snow pics are beautiful- I especially like the one with the wreath on the door and window.

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
Sounds like you are ready for a warm fire, a favorite drink, and a good comfort book. Winter has set in and from what you've shared with pictures of your home, you are sure to enjoy the cozy atmosphere I'm sure that it displays. As always, great pictures... the countdown is closer....5 days to shop! The Bach

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Thank you for making the cold of winter more pleasant by sharing your beautiful pictures, and the warmth of your Christmas spirit.

Reasons said...

Hello Zuzana. Sorry I have been such a poor logger lately. Hopefully 2010 will be less hectic! I love your pictures and just the word 'enchanted' has my imagination going!

I wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season and look forward to catching up with you in 2010. Thank you for your friendship. Jo xxx

maja m.miusow said...

Ur snowy photos are looking lovely:) in Poland there is a lot of snow, even more than we wanted, life became complicated because of that amount, hope U dont have this kind of problems in Denmark;)

Brian Miller said...

wonderful pics...has been an ordeal the last two days...just digging out...though i imagine the roads will freeze up again tonight...they really have no clue how to deal with this much snow around here...anyway, wanted to say hello and wish you a great weekend!

Protege said...

Stevie, Scribe816, Hilary, Phillip, Zuzu, Jill, Mitr, Vagabonde, Kath, Sumandebray, Evi, sprinkles, Brenda, Michael, jeannette, The Bach, Richard, Joanne, maja and Brian – thnak you so much for your visit during a winter Saturday. I am also always flattered by your compliments about my photography. I love taking pictures and the nature is at all times incredibly inspiring to me.

Many hugs to all of you for always finding the time to stop by and for telling me that you enjoy doing so,

Xoxo
Zuzana

Claus said...

I have stared at this wonderful collage for who know how long :-) It's stunning! postcard perfect pictures. It must be wonderful to have such beautiful scenery at Christmas time. You are so lucky!, and lucky we are indeed to be able to take a look through your blog. Thanks for sharing!