February 04, 2010

Dreaming Of Turquoise and Golden.

This Tuesday brought us more snow. Tons of it. As I was gazing out at the falling snowflakes, the storm kept dumping inches and inches of new snow everywhere.

It looked absolutely beautiful, I agree.

BUT - somewhere deep inside, I could feel the beginning of a certain longing, one which is only going to intensify in strength by each coming week. And in about two months, this longing will manifest itself with all the powerful force, which it will have harvested during this waiting time.
A longing for sun and the sea.
The longing for summer.

Thus, the coming cold weeks will find me dreaming of blue green coloured sea and white beaches, while my reality will be far removed from these pleasing images.
In my daydreams though, I am free to travel to the most visually stunning corners of the world, to the hidden tropical coves, forgotten islands and lonely bays, in search of virtual sunshine.

And the clip below helps.
I dedicate it to everyone who is just about to have had it with the snow.


Absolutely Ladylike said...

Dearest Zuzana! We had tones of snow here in Budapest as well! Strangely I find it charming...perhaps because we hadn't had really snow in years.

However I love the song and the clip about the beautiful beaches...will going to Thailand on Tuesday...I can't wait!

Hope you having a great week, much love: Evi

Tom said...

I'm disappointed to say the best beach in the world wasn't included, but I'm not going to say where it is other than it's on the Big Island of Hawaii!

It's a beautiful white sand beach with wonderful snorkeling but the most important thing is most tourists know nothing about its existence - and that's why it's special!

I enjoyed the video!


Anonymous said...

I have the sun and sea but am longing for the snow and rain... you wanna swap for a while? ;0))

Brian Miller said...

oh i will watch this again and again this weekend during the storm...maybe it will keep me warm. smiles.

Mahmud Yussop said...

Woohh! I just can't believe the tons of snow that's going to cover your grounds and rooftop.I guess in winter you must be allowed to work from home.It's so much different with our tropical climate with its evergreen cover, mostly sunshine throughout the year,rainy and humid at times.As such we can visit beaches everyday of the year if we want to!! Will be looking forward to a time in future to touch snow somwhere in the northern hemisphere :))

Dan said...

Hi Zuzana
Mmmm looking at those lovely beaches just makes me want to rush straight out and book a holiday! Not going to happen this year though, with the cottage to concentrate on. I have been lucky enough to visit two though of those shown - Tortola and Aruba.
I think, like you, many people are longing for spring. Your snow does look beautiful though. Here in North Wales it is pretty foggy at the moment!
Best wishes

Gal Friday said...

Your snow does look beautiful(and it's good for your still sleeping garden), but...I am in that longing for a warm beach phases right now, too.
Loved the beach slide show(and the Jack Johnson music)--my boss is away this week in the U.S. Virgin Islands--hope he is enjoying himself!
Just today, I was thinking of the coming spring and just longing for that first day when you can smell that warmed earth scent.

Calli said...

So beautiful and timely. Not a lot of accumulation this winter here in NY but certainly frigid temps.

Oh, I too long for the beach...any beach...anywhere!

Have a lovely day Zuzana~
Calli xo

Cat in the road said...

December snow is highly anticipated since it gives hope for a White Christmas.
January snow is depressing. The days are short and cold and everyone is dealing with the post holiday blahs.
February snow on the other hand should be savored, because spring is right around the corner.
The days are starting to get longer and all the stores are bringing out their summer inventory.
The rebirth of another season is on its way.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...the beaches are wonderful! Reminds me of our trip to Kauai. The scenery is so beautiful that it is surreal. We are expecting snow tomorrow, but nothing like yours..maybe 4 inches. Thanks for the ocean breather...very relaxing : )

G said...

Mmmmmmmmmm... I do hope for sunshine and warmth for you very soon.

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm not a beach person (much prefer lazing round a private pool), the one you show looks absolutely incredible. Reminds me of that one featured on The Thorn Birds when Meggie went away and spent a few days in passionate encounter with the priest.

CJ xx

Kath said...

OOh, turquoise and gold, what a stunning combination. I have a turquoise tunic, embroidered with gold. I will wear it in your honor this weekend my shivery friend! ps here in England, it's grey, drizzly, a mild 9' and MUDDY!

Anonymous said...

Ah, our heaviest snows come in March and April and the beginning of May, so if I were to start dreaming of Spring & Summer, I would be disapointed by the long wait. :)
I am however watching for the baby calves which will be born soon. It is such a joy to see them out in the pastures!
Have a lovely day, dear Zuzana!

S. Susan Deborah said...

May your deepest longing come to pass.

Joy and hope always,

Margie said...

Hi Zuzana
It's snowing here right now but I love it as the sun is shining on the snow and I see magical glistening diamonds!
We haven't had that much snow this winter.

Thanks for that wonderful video!
I so love the beach!
I have to say I love every season as they all have so much beauty!

Enjoy the day, may you find magic in it!


Claus said...

Pretty snow...but I agree! nothing can be compared to the wonderful sun :-)
Like you, I love sun, palm trees and the ocean. Pity I don't live so close to it like you, or Tina, but fortunately, I am currently enjoying beautiful ble skies, almost cloudless, sun, and warm temperatures...officially our summer is just a month away, but it's like we are in the early stages of it already. And I'm overjoyed :-)
Sending you warm thoughts Zuzana!!

Blogaire said...

The snow LOOKS wonderful. It's a different story though when you have to venture out in it and it can play havoc with peoples lives. So what a great distraction to dream of sunny places far away. Phew, I am exhausted now Zuzana after that fabulous virtual beach tour.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Deep sigh...such a beautiful clip. I may have to pop back over and look at it again over the next few days.

The media is telling us to expect 6-7 inches of snow tomorrow...time will tell.

Stay warm!

sprinkles said...

I'm so sorry you keep getting so much snow, Zuzana! It's been rainy here lately which I can't complain about.

I'm ready for summer too! I couldn't watch the video because then I'd be depressed knowing that I can't visit any of those wonderful beaches.

Alex said...

Oh yeah! the islands look extremely tempting.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Zuzana...so glad i stopped by today...cause i got to see this...that beach in the virgin islands is where i spent my honeymoon...so very, very beautiful there...

wish i was swimming in that warm blue water right now...

lovely post..

Donna said...

I am feeling the same as you, Zuzana.....longing for that sunshine and warm weather.
Beautiful clip.


Nessa said...

My happy place is a beach like that.

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Cheryl Kohan said...

A very welcome video...the music is just right, too. Thanks...I needed that!!

steviewren said...

Occasionally, I take a mini-mind vacation to some wonderful place I've visited before. I"m thankful that the ability to dream is part of the human make-up. What a dreary world it would be without this.

Kata Wagner Berg said...

A,I am really looking forward to spring! Birds talking, flowers growing...lovely....not that far anymore ;)
One of my dream is to go to Bora Bora...OH,soooo beautiful!


your wonderful post is just in time for me as a big snow storm is expected to hit here by noon tomorrow and expected to be larger than the biggest one of the season - so - more delay before i can smell the roses [literally] - thanks so much for sharing!

Hilary said...

I think I'll dream right along with you. Just beautiful. Hurry summer.. ok spring.

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Beautiful snow, but I am so ready for the spring. We have been getting lots of rain and mud! I hate it! Ready for some sun. =)

I hope your having a good week.

xoxo, Shelly

Jeannette StG said...

Can imagine that winter seems too long, when there's yet another blanket of snow falling...
only normal to be ready for sunny warm beaches!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful post. The collection of beaches and warm place in the video is fantastic.

Danielle Barbe said...

i'm feeling the same way - we're getting 8 inches of snow this weekend! i'm dreaming of blue skies and warm sand, too!


Mark Kreider said...

I too share your acute longing for the summer and all that it brings... warm waters to swim in, harvesting of wonderful fruits and vegetables, the sand between my toes, a song in my heart. Patience will bring it all to us, we just have to hang in there a little more.

Zuzana said...

Evi, Tom, Etrenally Distracted (welcome!), Brian, Mahmud, Dan, Tina, Calli, Scribe816, LadyCat, BPG, CJ, Kath, Zuzu, Susan, Maggie, Claudia, Blogaire, Jill, sprinkles, Alex (welcome!), Kary, Donna, Nessa, Cheryl, Stevie, Kata, GYPSYWOMAN, Hilary, Shelly, jeannette, Rajesh, Danielle and Mark (welcome!) – I truly enjoyed reading the description of your sentiments in respect to winter, snow and the longing for summer and sun.;) I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the virtual travel to the most stunning beaches in the world.

Thank you all for your time and for those absolutely lovely comments. They always make my day.


Lynne said...

The snow is always lovely when it is fresh. I hope you get some sun and sea soon.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I enjoyed your post today - Winter is lovely with the frosting of pure white snow, but I already miss the warmth and sunshine of south Florida and the Carribean which I left just yesterday. Jack Johnson's music was lovely with the video! The beach at St. Thomas was gorgeous - the sand was so white and in the harbor area the water was so deeply turquoise--beyond imagination! Looking forward to Spring! V.