February 01, 2013

Sugar Coated Trees.

Stepping into the second month of the year, our winter weather is once again cooling down. So far it has been alternating between raising and plummeting temperatures.

It started off very mild, the white precipitation of December melting away, as we greeted the New Year with grey skies. Then the wind shifted and Siberian cold dominated our weather patters, bringing with it snowfall, abundant sunshine and bitterly cold arctic air - my preferred conditions by far.

A few days back, the weather changed again, the westerly winds drawing warmer air from the Atlantic, making the skies grow monochrome, the water surf wild and the weather stormy.

However, just a week ago, nature bore an ivory attire, as winter showed off her covert beauty, creating art of snow and ice against an azure blue canvas. These are fairytale views of the last season, when it is at its best - an alabaster landscape full of sugar coated trees.

Our birch stood frost adorned in all its wintery beauty, as if to say farewell in style, knowing that very soon we will forever part our ways...








24 comments:

Kath said...

stunning! I feel all chilly just seeing your wonderful frosty photos.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous pictures my dear Sweety. Enjoy your day out of the office but probably very busy packing!:)

Have a grand weekend. e.

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...it makes that tree look gorgeous...someone said yesterday they look like chandeliers...i agree...our weather has been wacky....snow last friday...ice storm monday....69 tuesdays....tornados wednesday and snow again today...

Marianne said...

Birch is my favourite tree - so delicate and fragile. Even better frosted with snow!

Cat said...

Gorgeous photos! And your description of sugar coated is perfect. Love the beautiful blue skies : )
Have a great weekend!

Myrna R. said...

Oh It's so beautiful and you describe it so poetically. You're such a good photographer. Thans always for sharing the beauty of your srroundings.

ladyfi said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Stunning shots. So glad we both got to enjoy the beauty in our two separate countries.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely sight of those frosted flakes,Zuzana:)

ReltiH said...

UNA IMÁGENES MUY BELLAS. UN PLACER VISITAR SU ESPACIO.
UN ABRAZO

Mimi said...

Wow, wow and wow again!
Zuzana, I really love these photos, the tree does indeed look sugar-coated!
It's very cold here tonight too, wind chill but no sign of snow :( a night to laze in with the heating on!

A Lady's Life said...

Oh gosh. I am missing all this beauty!

Here it's like summer weather. Today it's actually very warm outside.

I love snow. Any excuse to go out there and I'd use it.

sprinkles said...

Your photos are stunning, as always!

We've had a really cold winter this year, with lots of snow and frost. One day, the interstate was closed down due to the ice, so I couldn't get to school. It's been starting to warm up though, which makes me happy.

Betsy Brock said...

We've had crazy weather like that, too! If you don't like the weather, just wait...it will be different tomorrow! hahaha.

Susan Deborah said...

What lovely sights you are blessed with dear Zuzana. I wish I could see some of these beautiful scenes outside my window. Here, the summer is slowly beginning.

Hope you are well, dear Zuzana.

Joy always,
Susan

SandyCarlson said...

Your winter whites are gorgeous. Your season is stunning--especially through your eyes.

Sir Thomas of Sorbie said...

Sugar coated trees are among the most beautiful things in nature. I remember so well as a child growing up gazing at them and also Jack Frost on the kitchen windows. Have a great week Zuzana!

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous winter photographs, Zuzana! It have been cold here, but we've had very little snow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we will get more!
Happy week to you & yours,
Zuzu

Rajesh said...

Wonderful winter shots. The silvery trees looks great.

Kalyan P said...

Nice captures...

entertainingizzy said...

Beautiful photographs and you write with such captivating prose!

Amanda said...

oh my gosh these are heart stoppingly beautiful images...sugar coated indeed. you have such an amazing talent for capturing nature in all its glory.

wishing you all things good in the coming week and some quiet time by a warming fire as well...xoxo

Hilary said...

We should all look as good in white as your beautiful birch does. I imagine you're in your new home by now. How exciting. :)

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

You caught some lovely sparkling glittering images! So pretty Zuzana! I have not been round in awhile. Oh, how I have missed reading!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Beautiful, like a lovely parting gift :-)

Hope the move and unpacking is going well.

xo jj