Dreaming about winter meets spring

Wonderful times when winter meets spring

I love when winter meets spring, don’t you do that to? We haven’t had much winter lately, not for several years. 5-6 years ago we had some fantastic winters in opposite to the latest years. We had lots of snow and then spring arrived. As a result the snow was slowly melting in the warm sun, much as it “should be”, according to me.

While I have been looking in my photo archives I have found some amazing winter photos. It seems like we have had days that are cold and crispy, while the sun light makes the whole world several shades lighter.

I also found wonderful, sunny spring day with melting ice. Finally the sea is slowly winning the fight against the compact ice and it breaks apart.

It’s lovely to see how finally the spring wins the fight and the water gets it’s freedom. It’s much the opposite to last year when we did not even notice that winter turned into spring. The last photos in this post is taken in springtime and summer. Both with wonderful evening light and stunning reflection. I hope you will enjoy and leave your opinion below about winter meets spring! What do you think about when you see this photos?

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Evening in springtime
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Spotting a mirage a cold day

A mirage by the horizon

Magnificent seaview, all covered in frost and ice. In the horizon I can spot some islands, a mirage makes them look like they are floating. Looks a bit fuzzy, like if I couldn’t see clear. I guess it’s because of the very cold weather that day.

We are now expecting some rainy days but I hope winter will get back one more time before spring arrives. I love spring but I don’t like a rainy winter and it will be two more months until spring is here. Until then I would love to have cold and snowy days!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Transition from summer to autumn

Transition is the theme in this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge, see more entries here: WPC.

Suddenly when I woke up one morning it was all frosty outside, but still all boats where in the water and the nature was all green. A fast turn from summer to autumn this year…

But, I must say we where a bit cheated, few days later the weather was warm again and we still don’t have some really low temperatures, as we should by now. I love cold and crispy days, when the air is so clear and fresh, it look like I have to wait for that a bit longer. I hope for some snow before Christmas, but that’s not happening every year…

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Frosty morning

Winter garden -my roses are freezing

I have more or less given up the one year long photo challenge that is called “365 foton“.

My time is not enough for all things that need to be done in my life. And I have to make some choices. But still I enjoy my moment of photographing, even if it want happen every day.

Like today: the world has turned into a frosty landscape and all the roses in my garden are freezing. They are still beautiful, but covered with ice crystals. Soon they will be gone for this time. Guess I will see them next spring, when the nice warm weather returns.

But I really like winter and wish for a cold and snowy one. It’s been a few years now with little or no snow at all, which is a bit sad, I love the silence and the white snow that lights up in the dark, so I hope it soon will be here.

Meanwhile I hope you will enjoy some of my frosty garden photos:)

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180/365: 312 titta här! (look here)

Wow, look here!

Look here what I found this morning, when I was taking a walk and arrived at the marina: it was all frosty, already… I must say it adds some special beauty to things, that glimmering, ice cold frost. The sun really reinforce the glimmering:)

Titta här vad jag såg i morse när jag tog min promenad och kom till småbåtshamnen: allt täckt med frost, redan… Men ändå: det blir väldigt vackert med den glittrande, kalla frosten. Solen förstärker verkligen glittret:)

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Longing for winter to arrive

I have started to long for winter to arrive.

This autumn has been warm but last weeks it has been extremely dull and grey. Some photos from some winter days light up. Especially when Christmas is coming up, the grey days seems to be so wrong:)

In my archives I have found some sparkling white landscapes from the past few years. They make me happy and also give hope for some change to come. I know there have been a lot of snowing in other parts of the world lately, and of course it might be too much snow as well…

But I hope you will enjoy theses photos whether you have some winter or not.

Winter in the eastcoast of Sweden
Winter in the eastcoast of Sweden

Contrast
Contrast

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Ice cold morning by the sea

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A sparkling day

Femöre a wonderful archipelago nearby

In my hometown, where I grow up, we had a huge industry… We had a huge harbor with a lot of shipping to and from the industry. But there also is a fantastic and beautiful archipelago. The small town is situated just by the Baltic sea, and there are some wonderful views. I usually still go out there, at all season. The photos below is taken in January, a day with cold weather but no snow. I will in a later post come back here, to Femöre as it is called, in a day with plenty of snow.

The light in the winter is amazing, and the colors are so characteristic for winter. The sun is not getting so high up:

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And finally the same house with the bell outside across the water:

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Some more lovely winter days

Today it is like this outside:

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But January this year gave us some fantastic, cold, but beautiful winter days. Waiting for next snow season I look at my photos. See how the sun looks like a great, big star:)

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I have some other shots taken at the creek in our town:

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It sure is a bit cool with this water in contrast to all the ice and snow. When I look at the first photo and then the others there is no doubt that it is going to be nice with som real winter…