Saturday, 26 January 2013

Winter Impressions


La Pouyette - December 2009

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, 
that it kisses them so gently? 
And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; 
 and perhaps it says 
"Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  
 Lewis Caroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


La Pouyette - 2009

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The Beauty and Magic of Hoar Frost


by Starstream
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24719166@N02/5984513953/ 

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by Andreas Trepte
http://www.photo-natur.de/

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Sunrise
by Dan Jurak   
http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/danjurak.html

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Devon, UK - source unknown

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Wales, UK, source unknown

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Mecklenburg, Germany, source unknown

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City park, Germany, by aniabeta

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"Exquisite Scotland"


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with thanks to

http://www.exquisitescotland.com/gallery.aspx?id=19

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Black Forest, South-Germany

by Karl Herrling
http://www.fotocommunity.de/fotograf/karl-herrling/17130 


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by Dieter Biskamp
http://www.fotocommunity.de/fotograf/dieter-biskamp/415218

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by Catherine Faust
http://www.catherinefaust.com/index.php?x=about 

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“My old grandmother always used to say, 
Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, 
but winter friends are friends forever.”
George R.R. Martin

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Winter in the Périgord


Brantôme... 

 see also:   A snowy day of Romance
here

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Château de Montaigne, near St. Emilion

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Château Pitray, near St. Emilion

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more info about this beautiful wine Château

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At last but not least....


A beautifully snow-covered French country garden in the Limousin

by Marie Claude from the wonderful blog
L'almanach désuet
here

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La Pouyette 2009

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La Pouyette - February 2012


“Snowflakes swirl down gently in the deep blue haze beyond the window...


 

...The outside world is a dream.

Inside, the fireplace is brightly lit....



 and the Yule log crackles with orange and crimson sparks.
...There’s a steaming mug in your hands, warming your fingers.

There’s a friend seated across from you in the cozy chair, 

warming your heart.

There is mystery unfolding.”

Vera Nazarian, The Perputual Calendar of Inspiration

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Stay cozy and warm and - keep warm!


La Pouyette - February 2012

Bon Weekend!


13 comments:

  1. Liebe Karin,
    So ist der Winter ein Gedicht.
    Ich genieß den Winter momentan von der Couch aus, weil mich ein grippaler Infekt schwer im Griff hat!

    Amicalement!
    Franka

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  2. Dear Karin -
    Thanks for this beautiful winter wonderland tour! From your own garden to the chateaus....fabulous photos. We finally have snow here in Washington, DC. Not much, but enough to enjoy.
    Warm greetings,
    Loi

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  3. Danke meine liebe Franka!
    Yes, exactly...I like to see the winter like/or as a poem!
    My Grandmother's philosophy about flue - "grippaler Infect": 3 days to come - 3 days to stay and 3 days to go.... Well, in the "old" days! Now, I guess, we have to count 7 days.
    ;-)... - :-(... - :-)

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  4. Liebe Franka,
    schöne Winterbilder hast Du gepostet.
    Ich komme gerade vom Hundespaziergang zurüch bei Vollmond und glitzerndem Eis und Schnee.
    Herrlich,glg sternchen

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  5. Wonderful photos, Karin. Winter does have its own special beauty.
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  6. Hello Karin

    You have captured the mood and essence of winter. A feeling of peace and tranquility reigns in your beautiful corner of the world. Oskar looks appreciative too.

    Helen xx

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  7. Beautiful...brrrr...nice to have the sun at my back, but love the look of your snow! XO Trish

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  8. Stunning beautiful winter photos! Lovely quote by Lewis Caroll. The "winter friends" quote too. Bon weekend to you too!

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  9. Such stunning winter shots... I would love to take a walk through that winter landscape! I hope you and Oskar are enjoying your white wonderland!

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  10. Hello Karin,

    I hear and feel almost the snow crunching under my feet, I find the pictures beautiful and thanks for all this beauty of snow!

    Greetings from a rainy Belgium
    XX
    Jérôme

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  11. ooooooh beautiful winter photos ! but now I need a warm drink to warm me back up ! my cats are not impressed with the cold weather and hardly venture out at all ..they lay around dreaming of summer ! have a nice weekend ...Gail x

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  12. This post is so beautiful, and the photos so exquisite, it makes me heart ache somehow.
    If anything could make me see the splendors of winter, it is all this. Especially the chateaux in the snow! But all of it, really. La Pouyette is so lovely --
    And since a fire is the one thing missing from our current house, what we left behind when we moved, it is especially delightful and soul-warming to have it flickering brightly as I watch.

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