Winter Wonderland, February – 42/365

Every day  Every moment is unique. From one minute to the next the sun moves across the sky from sunrise to sunset, the colour and quality of the light changes, a cloud passes, trees and plants grow. In the winter we have very occasionally a soft and fluffy snowfall, with perfect conditions to resemble a film-set winter wonderland. The temperature has to be right, the air has to be perfectly still so that the snow stays on the trees and outlines every twig and branch and every needle of the evergreens. When this happens (which often seems to be in the night), the moment is truly wonderful and, in the stillness, with the snow softly falling, you could really find yourself in a dream world. To have two days of this type of snowfall is very rare. If you don't have your camera and take the picture when the moment is upon you, you lose it forever.

Yesterday morning was the morning after the second consecutive one of this kind of snowfall. The trees here looked as if they were hanging with cotton balls.

By this morning there was little snow left on the branches as it had all fallen to the ground. The special feel is gone until the next time. This is one of my favourite trees in our garden and you can just see our house roof behind it. I had not realized quite how much the trees on the right, and this tree itself, were leaning away from the prevailing wind direction until I took this photograph.. 

I took this photograph specially for +Heiko Mahr who asked me if it looked like a winter wonderland where we live. As you can see, it did look like it, Heiko! And no doubt it will again before the snow melts.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

#whitewednesday +White Wednesday by +Synnøve Zynne Tilrem
#winterwednesday by +Antoine Berger +Logan Miller
#hqsplandscape , +HQSP Landscape curated by +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan

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  1. It's not the same today, +Ursula Klepper and it is doing a steep climb up to 0 degrees C and we have heavy rain forecast, with some snow, so it could/will be very messy. But when it's like you see it there, it is very special!

    Thanks a lot +Christina Lihani 

    +Patricia dos Santos Paton – thanks so much.

    +Heiko Mahr – what can I say? You are an amazingly creative individual and the fact that this inspired you lyrically (and in English, which is even more wonderful to see) has touched me. Thank you my friend.

    Thank you very much, Sumit. +Sumit Sen 

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  2. A winterly world
    I'd wander enchanted
    my foot steps so deep
    a landscape so fluffy delightful
    that I want to weep

    Hey Nova Scotia
    you trees are reposing
    under a blanket  sereness
    so magic lies the land.

    I sigh for a winter
    like you have embraced it
    all ye white and ye blue tones
    are your own ensign
    H. Mahr

    That is what comes to my mind seeing that  wonderful winterland.

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