as chill days bury hopes of self expression beneath drifting snowflakes and icicle sharp winds slice deep, raking with claws of unavoidable hardship, then inner strength blooms with the deceptive fragility of snowdrops, for a beautiful soul can still flourish even in the bitter grip of adversity The sight of flowers in the snow is … More Flowers in Snow
I dream of a world
where sunbeams and
snowflakes coexist … More Sunbeams and Snowflakes
Day 252 of 365 Days Wild was a day of mixed sunshine and snow showers as ribbons of weather passed over us. … More Sunshine and Snow Showers
Day 227 of 365 Days Wild was a snowy day in our Nottinghamshire village. … More Snow Day
We’ve had the possibility of snowfall appearing in our local weather forecast several times over the last week but each time it seemed to miss us. On day 215 of 365 Days Wild we actually had some of the wonderful white stuff fall. … More Footprints in the Snow
Day 187 of 365 Days Wild brought the first snowfall of the winter season. … More First Snowfall
Sometimes, no words are needed.
amidst familiar realities transformed
into landscapes of unwelcoming frigidity,
harmonize like a squirrel in the snow, drawing
on autumnal bounties and memories of summers past,
for soon icicles will melt away, freeing frozen
dreams in Spring’s long awaited thaw … More Squirrel in the Snow
Sometimes, no words are needed. … More A Snowy Walk
This post is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. This week’s theme is Things that are Cold. I have to admit that I got a little muddled this week. I had it in my head that ‘things that are cold’ was the theme for the Black and White Challenge. I dug out a selection of cold pictures from my … More CFFC: Things that are Cold
In the original version of yesterday’s snowman picture I’d included snowflakes. These didn’t really work there as they were too detailed for the rest of the picture, so I removed them. I didn’t want to waste them, though – which means you get an extra picture!
Here’s a snowman colouring picture for you all today. Enjoy!
This is my entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Douglas M. MacIlroy. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words. Occupational Hazards “Situation report, SR1.” “Data collected, Sir,” Lena responded. “Returning to base.” “Affirmative. Beware storm from northeast.” Lena quickly calculated her best course. It wasn’t … More Friday Fictioneers: Occupational Hazards
I’ve decided to join in with Cardinal Guzman’s monthly blogging event. He asks that you post a gallery of between 10 and 20 photos for each month, all taken in an area near to you. Over the course of the year we’ll get to see the landscape changing. If you would like to know more about … More Monthly Photo Challenge: The Changing Seasons #1 December
From Winter Retreat, huddle down, as darkness creeps ever further over the barren landscape. Icicle fingers bind tight; hearts and minds joyless, fearful in Winter’s captivity. A flickering glimmer of light amidst shadow. Watch night retreat. A shaft of pale daylight dances across the pristine crystals clothing nature’s naked beauty. A jubilant laugh; a … More From Winter
Winter Sleep Winter’s chill creeps and the urge to sleep engulfs nature’s domain, with earthen blankets overlaid with the softest of white coverlets concealing dormant heads, as life retreats from frosty air to await the sun’s return.