Wednesday, December 8, 2010

THE WINTER IS SOVEREIGN

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Frost Junkie


White fields
Minus
Mountain cold
The numbing fog

Arctic wind
Intense
Freezing dawn
A bitter gust

Frost junkie
Artisan
Ground sleeper
The winter sovereign

Glacial sculptures
Frozen
Nimbus form
Twelve in numbers

The north chronometer
Ageless
Aberrant art
From the creator

~ Lyrics by Sarke, Norway

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This year winter has arrived much earlier than usual - at least one month in advance. Ten days ago we got our first serious blizzard-like weather and minus temperatures (-8° C/17° F during the night and -3° C/26° F during the day). Brrr, it was quite chilly and Siberian looking...

On the last Saturday of November, it snowed the whole day long. That first snowfall was quite important and nature was covered in a dreamlike powdery coat of white. What a beautiful sight!

As I find winter storms so exciting there was no way I was going to stay home looking at it through my windows. I had to go out in the freezing cold, walk in that crunchy white powder, feel the crisp air bite my cheeks and inhale the clean smell of fresh snow.

So, armed with my camera, dressed like an Inuit and eager to face the hyperborean climate outside I set a foot out of the house. It was snowing quite strong, my hair was frozen and the wind was quite strong, but I courageously shot pictures of the magificent scenery that offered itself to me. It was really a lovely walk and day!

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63 comments:

  1. I love the look of the bare trees dusted with snow. Looks quiet and lovely and cold!

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  2. Tres belles photos de neige, merci Rosa !

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  3. Oh I so do wish I could have a few days like this Rosa. I lived my whole childhood in Florida and the rest in San Diego California..like 75 all year long these days. I was so happy to have a fire a couple of days ago!

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  4. these are very colourful fotos of winter landscapes. Wunderschön !

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  5. I have seen you on other food blogs and wanted to come by and say hello. Lovely pictures of your wintery wonderland. I live in Kansas and we don't have snow yet. Soon, I am sure, but in the meantime it sure is cold! Nice to "meet" you!

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  6. These are beautiful photos : )

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  7. Wish I had your talent as a photograph! It is all white here too, but the way you transpose it in your art is 10000 times more fantastic.

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  8. Rosa, these are gorgeous photos. Your winter is prettier than mine :)

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  9. This is why I like snowy photographs so much. They are truly magical !

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  10. How lovely. It's like majic for us who see snow only once every 2 - 3 years.

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  11. Belles z'images toujours aussi magiques Rosa..

    Gros bizous XX

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  12. Wow - gorgeous photos as per usual! So nice to see a part of the world so unlike the part I'm in! New Zealand will never ever get snow like that - unless we get another ice age :)

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  13. Absolutely stunning, Rosa. So peaceful and wonderful. Thank you. :-)

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  14. Still remember the colorful pictures some days ago and today all is white! Time for winter-sports there :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  15. Good on your for venturing out! I can totally identify with that because it's such a shame to pass up an opportunity when everything looks so stunning. Looking at your wonderful photos, it was definitely worth it. Keep warm Rosa!

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  16. Coming from sunny Singapore this is beautiful to me. However, I read from the press that too much snow is causing havoc to most European cities too.

    Now all I need is assam curry with rice and then a hot cup of tea :D

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  17. Wonderful pictures Rosa! Winter wonderland indeed!

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  18. Wow! These are all awesome photos!

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  19. Looks cold! But sure looks beautiful, too.

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  20. Always good to get a good dose of reality and be reminded that LA winters are NOT cold. Beautiful photos-- feels like I'm really having the winter wonderland experience!

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  21. I've never seen snow before. :( But I guess having too much of snow is not that fun.

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  22. Par ici aussi c'est tout beau tout blanc (on a reçu 30 cm de neige dans les 3 derniers jours...) Quelles belles photos tu nous offres!

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  23. Oh My Word!!! Stunning photos:) Totally awesome!

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful Rosa and the polar opposite to what we're experiencing!

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  25. Beautiful! Can't believe it's winter already!

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  26. you are such a charmer yourself, what I am going to do without you! :) you are always there even we are so busy, your thoughts always count. From the boyz, sunny & sid

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  27. Nice shots of the early winter, just adore the almost-silhouette photos with beautiful contrast. Enjoy your Winter!

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  28. C'est magnifique Rosa, on entend le silence... Cela dit j'aurais été curieuse de voir à quoi tu ressembles en inuit ;-)))

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  29. I don`t like winter at all, but I really like your pics :)

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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  30. Brrrrrr......... stunning photos. They made me want to curl up by the fire. I particularly liked the (corn?) field. Thank you

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  31. C'est le même décor en région parisienne.

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  32. Such beautiful and serene winter pictures. Thanks for sharing, Rosa!

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  33. Beautiful pictures Rosa...I love the snow and winter time in general...I was looking at your pictures and listening to "I'll be home for Christmas" it was perfect!
    xo e

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  34. Buon pomeriggio Rosa anche da noi l'inverno è arrivato con anticipo ma non così tanta neve come nelle tue splendide foto, solo tanto freddo ciao

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  35. Oh Rosa, I would be right there by your side popping photos all bundled up trying to keep warm. There is nothing I LOVE more than crisp, crunchy, puffy fresh snow. Beautiful photos! xo

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  36. these photos are making me chilled for some reason. Must be all that snow engulfing everything!

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  37. Just stunning Rosa...I love these pics and the post processing. They really capture the feel of a cold winter.

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  38. I embrace all four seasons...and certainly Winter when mother nature blesses us with a pristine carpet of white powder.

    Love the photo of the corn field ;O)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

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  39. What a change since your last several posts. I cannot believe how fast things can change. Gorgeous though. Really quiet and pretty! xoox

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  40. These are beautiful photos. There is something alluring about the snow.

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  41. beautiful photos! i love winter photographs. it didn't snow here until the first of december. it was a bit late, but had appropriate timing ;)

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  42. I really enjoyed your pictures. Thanks

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  43. It looks like a winter wonderland! I love that you went out in the snow to take pictures. I love to go out in the snow. I makes me feel so alive. Your pictures are beautiful as usual.

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  44. Very pretty, Rosa. I love the look but can't stand the feel. Been walking all day in the cold wind brrrr.

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  45. Oh wow! so these are photographs! When I saw them on fb I thought they were paintings. Thanks for braving the cold! They're so beautiful.

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  46. Tes photos sont sublimes! Elles ont quelque chose qui évoque un conte de fée ou des cartes postales anciennes. Vraiment très belles!

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  47. j'aime qd la nature est "nappée" ainsi de ganache blanche ;-)))

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  48. Beautiful photo's! You have a natural flair with that camera ;)

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  49. Beautiful clicks, love looking at them but I rather not have this kind of weather.
    Over here it has been very cold too, I am already missing the Summer.
    Wishing you a great weekend ♥

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  50. Tout ce blanc - je suis eblouie!

    Bises et bon weekend Rosa.

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  51. Although I don't like the cold, this sure does show that winter is beautiful!!

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  52. Tu as bien fait de t'habiller en Inuit et d'affronter le froid, les prises de vues sont magnifiques.

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  53. Absolutely nice pictures Rosa, I love them! I love all yours pictures, are amazing! x gloria

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