Sunday, 3 February 2013

The dark winter season

 
 
 
When the sun is not shining, the city of Copenhagen seems a bit grey in the wintertime.
The days are short -  it is dark when you go to work and it is dark when you come back home ...
one could say that  the city is hibernating. 
 
 
Maybe it is the darkness and the dim light
- together with the cold wind blowing from the sea -
that is affecting the mood of the people.
 As soon as the spring arrives,
the smiles begin to blossom at peoples faces again.

 
Can you find the person in this picture?

There is something cozy with the dim afternoons and dark evenings.
If you go for a walk, you may see the starry sky and try to find the North Star
- that is, if it doesn't rain.
 
It it rains, you can enjoy the raindrops drumming agains the windows.
 
And if it snows, the snow will paint the landscape white,
weawing a light and soft blanket over the streets and parks. 
This year we've been lucky - it has been snowing a bit every now and then.
 

The local market square has two rows of trees to the left from the fountain.
Under the trees there are lights, reflecting upon the trees,
creating a bit of a magical atmosphere.



I often light a candle when we're having dinner - another little wintery tradition.
Tea in candlelight is one of the top pleasures of the dark winter season.
 
"There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
 
Edith Wharton
 

Black / Shadows is the theme of the 1st week in
Rebeccas (Bumbles and Lights) and



25 comments:

  1. That second image! Oh, my goodness it is lovely.

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  2. oh the second image is so beautiful. And I couldn't see the person. Spring is coming around the corner!

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    1. Hi Pam ... Yes, the spring is right around the corner ... can't wait to see the first birch buds on the trees ;)

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  3. Nina, you have such a sweet spirit. You can always see light in the darkness.

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    1. Thank you Laurie - I cherish your sweet words!

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  4. Your photos are beautiful. I think that I see more smiles when the beginning of spring starts here too.

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    1. Thank you Dawn - the sun & warm weather does cheer us up!

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  5. I'm in love with that first photo! It's cold, grey and gorgeous. I'm in love. Thanks so much for joining us in the Nurture Photography Challenge. Can't wait to see what you come up with for next week's theme: White Minimalism.

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    1. Thank you Kristi - I'm so happy the you & Rebecca are hosting these Nurture Challenges!!!

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  6. Very pretty! Lighting candles sounds like a wonderful addition to dinnertime!

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    1. Thank you, Emily - yes, the candles do add coziness to dinner!

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  7. Beautiful images, and such lovely words. I almost feel like I'm there!

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  8. Such beautiful photos, Nina - I especially am intrigued with the candle image, and love the inspiring quote, too!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda - I love the recipe on your new post ... looking forward to try it :)

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  9. Such beautiful photos you have shared.

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  10. incredibly good negative space shots! beautiful!

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  11. Your photos are beautiful, and I love how you tell a story with them!

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