January 08, 2011

Fifty Days In Snow.

Last year will indeed make its mark in Danish weather history as the one that begun and ended full of snow.
January through March and November through December were bitterly cold and white. Thus this means that we have been under more or less heavy white blanket for the past fifty days.

Although Winter is not my favorite season, I am not complaining when it comes to the white precipitation - in fact in my perception it creates absolute magic in nature. Combined with pristine, sunny days it gives rise to postcard like views, full of platinum sunshine and indigo blue skies.
Such were the conditions on the last Sunday of last year. I took a walk in my immediate surroundings and captured the brilliant splendor of a winter day, when it is at its best.





37 comments :

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous photos! There is something uplifting about snow and sunshine, isn't there?

We had snow mid-October until April last year. And then this year's snowfall fell mid-October again. Looks like another long six-month winter!

Sumandebray said...

The pictures are simply out of this world ... at least out of my world for whom ice is limited to ice cubes in the refrigerator.
But what ever nature does it does with grandeur and style and we are left awestruck!

Snappy Di said...

Postcard views! I too love the light that bounces around off the snow. They grey days can be a bit of a downer, but the sunny days are quite nice.

Your photos are stunning today!

DI
Happy Winter!!!

Elizabeth said...

Danmark at its best during the winter. Your pictures are really stunning.
Have a great weekend, just stay in bed it is raining cats and dogs.

Doreen said...

you can't beat winter for lovely photos. people that have never experienced are really missing out. I love the shot with the fence.

Gal Friday said...

Like you, I am not a "fan" of winter, BUT there is no denying it's stark beauty. These photos of your surroundings make me want to come visit you! ;-)
I was inspired these last few days to write about my feeling of winter when seeing the sunsets and snow coated fences and trees, too(and I have not written in my blog for days and days)==winter can do that to us.
Stay warm, Zuzana!

MOOD, call me Mahmood said...

Incredible shots. It's total magic moments to me from the equator. Love them all.Hav a pleasant weekend.

LauraX said...

stunning images Zuzana!! I think here it is the opposite...this is the year of the least snow I can remember since moving to NH! There is a fairy dusting coming down outside but so light...it is hard to even see the delicate flakes without sitting and concentrating...actually, quite a nice meditation practice for this morning:)

Jill said...

Beautiful, vibrant color. I particularly like the horse. I would think it would be both a challenge AND pleasure to ride in snow.

Our snow had melted leaving things DRAB and GRAY but it has returned in the last two days making things CLEAN again.

Happy Weekend to you Zuzana!
XO

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, these pictures just whisk me away to that beautiful land! These are breathtaking!

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful, just absolutely beautiful! :)

Myrna R. said...

Such beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them. We saw a tiny bit of snow here right after Christmas. Mesmerized, I watched it's process - falling, shinning, melting. It didn't take too long, but that's enough for me.

Kath said...

What fab photos! I particularly liked the one of the horse back rider, when I had my own horses, I used to love riding in the snow.

Just_because_today said...

sometimes the snow falls and clings on trees. It is the most beautiful view. Today was a day like that. The roads, however, were difficult to run on, running on snow feels like running on sand.

sprinkles said...

I love to look at snow in pictures but I don't like to drive in it.

We got TONS of snow in November and some in December but I guess overall, it hasn't been to terrible of a winter. I'm ready for spring though.

Have you ever thought of entering a photo competition? Your pictures are striking!

Titane333 said...

Here in Belgium, the year ended with snow and start the same way. Long ago it had not happened, although 30 years. Now it's raining and there are lots of flooding. True, nature can be great but so unexpected.
Very very nice pictures that invite to visit Denmark. have a nice week Zuzanna. XOXO

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are utterly gorgeous. Thank you.

A Lady's Life said...

Your pictures are a feast to the eye.
Thanks for sharing them. Winter can otherwise be a drag

steviewren said...

Your snowy winter landscape is fantastically beautiful! I imagine that the snow helps to lighten the darkness of the short days and long nights as well.

We are expecting a "winter event" here tomorrow and Monday. A few degrees difference in the temperature will determine whether we get snow or ice. I'm hoping snow. If we get ice, we will probably lose power and that could last for days. Without power I won't have any other source of heat, except a pile of blankets and lots of layers of clothing. We'll see what mother nature decides to send our way.

Baron's Life said...

Sounds and looks just like another Canadian winter.
Thanks for an excellent post...looking at these pictures, I would think you were right here in Canada...small world.!

Elisabeth said...

If only it felt as stunning as it looks but the cold of it all puts me off, even in my imagination. Thanks, Zuzana.

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

such beautiful pictures!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Simply gorgeous photos.

And yes, we need to notice everything about Nature. Especially when it is giving us, something different. Notice and appreciate and thus, enjoy something unusual. Rather than just moaning about it. ,-)

Gentle Jan. hugs...

Sukanya said...

very beautiful pictures Zuzana. Winter is not my favorite season too. But sometimes when I get out of bed in the mornings, it seems like the whole world has turned into a fairytale land covered with snow and it instantly freshens me up and reminds me that I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place and that keeps me going.

Thanks for the new year wishes and wish you too a very happy new year dear Zuzana !!

Cheers,
Sukanya

Radka said...

Ahoj Zuzko, jdu ti popřát hezký den, máš zde moc pěkný zimní fotky, já jsem poslední dobou nic nenafitila, kromě Matýska. Ahoj Radka.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

incredibly beautiful photos, as always, zuzana - and these of winter beauty, just magnificent - i can feel the frigid air from here!!! as a matter of fact, here in the deep south, we are facing a major winter storm today - with ice and snow expected - right now i am listening to the sounds of sleet hitting the concrete of my patio - thanks so much for always coming by my places with such kind thoughts and words, dear friend! your visits are cherished - keep warm there - peace and love - jenean

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Your pictures are amazing. Choose some of them and send me for "Taxidiaris"! What do you think?

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like we are getting a dose of your kind of winter here in Connecticut.

(Even the Carolinas are getting a hint of it this year....)

Hilary said...

Absolutely beautiful, Z. That second photo takes my breath away!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of winter. In my place we do not get to see this.

Absolutely Ladylike said...

These shots are breathtakingly gorgeous dearest Zuzana...thank you so much for sharing it. Winter is not my favorite season as well but I adore the magic of a snow covered landscape...

Happy Monday and much love to you: Evi

Claus said...

postcard worthy indeed!! beautiful takes Zuzana! How much I wish I could experience snow in such beautiful conditions and scenery. Thanks for sharing!!

Claudia - from a very sunny, rather hot day in Guatemala!!

Zuzana said...

Ladyfi, Sumandebray, Di, Elizabeth, Doreen, Tina, Mahmood, Laura, Jill, Betty, adrielle, Myrna, Kath, Myriam, sprinkles, Christiane, Sandy, A Lady’s Life, Stevie, Baron, Elisabeth, laoi, Amelia, Sukanya, Radka, Jenean, Philip, Hilary, Rajesh, Evi and Claudia – you are way too kind with your compliments on my photography.

Indeed, winter is gorgeous when it looks like on the pictures here and I would not mind having two more months of snow.

Thank you everyone as always for your kind visits and kinds words, they always warm my heart.

Xoxo,
Zuzana

Sareezfashions said...

Awesome pics.. Really Nice.. thanks for sharing..

Salwar

Zuzana said...

Sarezfashions - thank you for your kind words.;)
xoxo

Rebecca said...

Wow. Winter never looked so beautiful. Gorgeous shots.

Zuzana said...

Thank you Rebecca and welcome.;)
xoxo