Well, springtime is here. Normally I’d be happy about that, but we didn’t really get a proper winter, and so I’m feeling kind of cheated. Yeah, that’s right. I actually like sub zero temperatures. Or, rather more accurately, I like discernible seasons. The freezing weather makes me appreciate the warm weather. Plus, snow is pretty.*
Without much snow, the winter was pretty drab. When what little snow we had finally melted away, I was feeling a bit bummed about it. So, to counter the sad feels, I went out and took some pictures of the pretty things I could find, despite the drabness. And so I figured why not make a blog post about it. You know, to spread the joy.
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And while I’m sad to see the frozen lake melting, it is kind of pretty in its own way as it thaws.
The moss growing on this rock almost looks like a tiny little forest.
And then there were these weird pod things. I tried taking a picture of them with the wind blowing, which resulted in a somewhat surreal looking photo. I kind of like it.
One of the things I love in Sweden are the cute little red houses. Of course, for the blog post, it didn’t occur to me to take a picture of, you know, an actual house. But I did take pictures of parts of such a house… Doors and windows and such. Seemed more interesting for some reason.
Like this one. It’s a door that hugs you with love and stuff.
And then windows. I think there might be a kitty in one of them (click “Next” below the picture to scroll through). In the other, I don’t even know… Also an old water pump, which I think is really cool.[tabs slidertype=”images” fx=”slide”] [imagetab width=”800″ height=”533″]https://saracsnider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1000225-e1458218096316.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”800″ height=”533″]https://saracsnider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1000219-e1458218309814.jpg[/imagetab] [imagetab width=”800″ height=”533″]https://saracsnider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/P1000222-e1458218132389.jpg[/imagetab] [/tabs]
And because I’m not sure whether or not there was a kitty in the window, here’s a kitty on prowl. Because, kitty.
Another good thing with the arrival of spring is the forest trail I usually walk through is no longer paved with ice. I went walking there yesterday, and found myself grinning as I did. I don’t think I realized how much I missed it. Spring. We shall get along nicely after all, I think.
Are you happy to see spring arrive? Or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, autumn?
*It’s actually snowed this morning. So now I’m mostly confused… 😉 It will probably melt during the day, though. Probably.
I’ve been waiting for Spring here in the south east of England as well, because, yeah, it hasn’t been much of a Winter. We had a few beautiful frosts, which brought me out with my camera, but mainly it’s been grey and dull and damply chilly. I would have liked to have had one snowy morning, even though it doesn’t stick around in the south, but no, we were not granted that.
We had a bright frost this morning, sunshine and ice on the leaves and any flat surface, but I think I’m ready for Spring now.Reply