Saturday, 29 December 2012

Walking in the Winter Wonderland




We're privileged to spent the Christmas with my family in Finland this year.


It was cold outside, - 20 C frost,
but with proper clothing we didn't freeze (too much!).




As we were walking outside, I enjoyed hearing the snow beneath my feet ... 






A rabbit had crossed the yard during the night.











The frost had drawn beautiful lines to the window of the sauna-building.








The snowflakes were shining as small diamonds 
when the sun reflected upon them.






We got frost on our hair and eye lashes!






















The sun was setting down around 3 pm,
and the sown turned to rosa - pink,
as we were skiing.








Mom made a lantern of ice to the stairs outside the house. 



The frosty windows of the porch.







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51 comments:

  1. Love your Winter Wonderland shots.

    May your life be filled with millions of reasons to smile, may you have thousands little moments to cherish, and may everyday be a day worth looking forward to.

    HAPPY 2013!
    B.

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful wishes Barbara - I cherish them all! Wishing you a Happy New Year - thank you for your cheerfulness and your uplifting messages ~ you spread beauty and kindness!

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  2. WOW - truly is a winter wonderland! Magnificent images!

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    1. Thank you Kerri! I thought about you as I tried to take a few pictures of the birds ... You have such a talent capturing them!

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  3. Beautiful pictures...I love when the snow is frozen on all things so perfectly. Love the little bird and his home. Thanks for sharing them!

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    1. Hi Debbie, I find the little birdhouse so sweet as well - you can see it from the kitchen window, such a pleasure to see them flying around and popping in to get some food ;)

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  4. What a dream world of white....truly a Winter Wonderland....Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia, Happy New Year to You!

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  5. Like everyone has said, Winter Wonderland in its finest. Nina, you really should frame a few of these. Just breathtaking!!
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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    1. Thank you Laurie! It's long time since I've framed any pictures - thank you for reminding me to do that!
      And - Happy New Year to You!

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  6. I love your pictures, they are so beautiful. It looks very cold, just like where I live. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Also I would like to wish you a Happy New Year!!

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    1. Hi Dawn, Don't you just love the cold air and hearing the snow under your feet! Your Christmas breakfast with Cinnamon French Toast looks delicious - yum! I wish you a Happy New Year, with many lovely dishes to prepare & recipes to share!

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  7. It's really a Winter Wonderland! Very beautiful photos!

    Happy New Year! Ciao!

    http://1brindemuguet.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Müge, and Happy New Year to You!
      p.s. I popped by your blog and I must say I really admire your photography!

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  8. Lovely. I am dreaming of a white chrismas too:)

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    1. Thank you! ... Maybe the snow will fall at the New Years Eve - who knows?!

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  9. Wow, your photos are stunning! I came over from Sunday Snapshot.

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    1. Thank you Marlo! I'm very fond of your photos s well, especially the one of the Coop!

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  11. your snow covered tree are stunning!

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    1. Thank you - The landscape was so white and the light made it very special ... I could have kept on taking pictures!

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  12. simply wonderful!! Have a great week ahead - Happy New Year!

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  13. What lovely captures of the snow, each photo beautiful on its own

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Lorri!

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  14. A white Christmas is so enchanting to me!!! Thank you for sharing. Just enchanting...

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  15. Such gorgeous scenes, love that shot of the young lady and her frosty hair! If you'd like, I have a weekly meme called 'Weekly Top Shot,' we're on week 63, here's the link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=9011 Come share your world with us!

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    1. Thank you, Madge! The frosty lady in the picture is actually me - I held the camera with my right hand hoping to focus right ... my fingers were freezing ;-) Thank you for the link to your blog hop, I'd love to join!

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    2. Thanks for coming over and sharing Nina, all of your shots in this series are so wonderful... those frosted trees look like they are as light as air! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #63! I hope you come by again next week to share your beautiful bit of the world...

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  16. The trees all decked out in white are so magical! Lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you Gemma! Happy New Year to You!

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  17. Very beautiful captures, the red really pops in contrast to the white snow & blue skies, doesn't it. =)

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    1. Thank you Tricia, You're right the red does make a lovely contrast to the blue skies & snow :-)

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  18. Really nice photos! Love ALL of them. So glad I found your site via Simple as that...I'll visit often!

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  19. your photos are just beautiful! wow...you captured the beauty of winter!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Hi Annmarie, thank you! I popped by your blog & started following you as well :)

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  20. I am in awe of your beautiful photos Nina, superb.

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    1. Thank you Linley! I hope they bring some coolness to your 30 degrees heatwave down under!

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  21. Wow, beautiful winter scenes. I grew up in snow & miss the snow during the Christmas holidays. I live in Tucson, Arizona now so we have warm winter.

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    1. Arizona is one of the places I would love to visit one day! I live in Denmark now, and we do not get snow every year ... so I'm happy that there was snow in Finland now.

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  22. Such beautiful photos! I love the way everything looks covered with a fresh blanket of snow, and the way it sparkles in sunshine or light. You have done a wonderful job capturing the beauty of winter!

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    1. Thank you! I visited your blog and would have left a comment on your lovely New years post, but I couldn't find the comment box ... Wishing you a happy & blessed New Year!

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  23. Have a blessed and happy New Year!

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  24. WOW! these are really perfect winter shots! worth a gallery :)

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  25. Those are beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up at the fun friday blog hop. Come join us again next week for another fun blog hop party :)

    Thanks for following too! I followed back :)

    Have a great day!
    Anne

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Thank you so much for taking time to leave a comment! I read and enjoy them all and I'll do my best to to hop on over to your blog for a visit.

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