Thursday, 9 December 2010

Winter Sunset

Our cold spell continues. It is causing chaos for those who have to travel. This country is used to more temperate winters so we are never prepared for the snow and sub zero temperatures. The fuel bills will be high but the countryside looks magical covered in it's white sparkling coat. The gutters wear long diamond earrings and the mist thrown over its shoulders lends an ethereal quality to the scene. So much prettier than the usual dark clouds and rain.






























17 comments:

Ah Tze said...

What a cold winter! For us in Asia, we long to see snowing...

Mary said...

hi, i don't really envy you at all...i like the snow but when it's too much no. I must say that these pictures are lovely to see ..ahahah but only in the picture.

Brownieville Girl said...

Wow - fantastic photos!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, those are splendid shots! I love the atmosphere. England is so beautiful during the wintertime.

Cheers,

Rosa

Rhyleysgranny said...

Ah Tze - Nice to see you here. I have been in Singapore and I would find the constant heat and humidity difficult. We are never happy are we. :)

Rhyleysgranny said...

Mary - I prefer a bit of heat too.

BVG and Rosa - Thank you. I have to say the ten minutes I spent at the bottom of our drive taking the pics caused my fingers to nearly drop off from cold. -10.C is not for loitering outside LOL

Gloria said...

I understand you my dear, here is a little hot (we are almost in summer) thats the world! Take a cup of hot chocolate with some cookies and enjoy this time my dear! cheers! gloria

kenju said...

I love the diamond earrings!!

It is cold here, but it looks colder where you are!

Grannymar said...

The 100% humidity is the problem, but you make it look and feel romantic. Alas, my metal hip does not agree - it thinks we were in a walk in freezer for the past three weeks! :(

Stay warm.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

so beautiful! ... just got back to the cottage and its freezing!

Isa said...

Preciosas fotos¡¡¡¡¡¡
besos

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How beautiful the photos are. Can't wait for snow to come to my town.

Zoe said...

Cold but beautiful! It's warm and humid at Down-under, Australia. It has raining, raining and raining...and hot, hot, hot...our Christmas is so different :D

Sarah said...

Brenda, your photography is stunning, are you secretly studying as well as being a baking goddess? Hope you're well. Sarah x

Lucie said...

Stunning pictures Brenda- you could use one of these images for a Christmas card. Lucie x

The Caked Crusader said...

Lovely photos - lovely words too, I shall always think of icicles as gutters wearing long diamond earrings now!

HomemadeMother said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for posting them.