Sunday, November 25, 2012


"Vision is the art of seeing what is
invisible to others"
Jonathan Swift
I feel a chill in my bones..
November has cast its somber mood..
bare branches reveal a naked landscape.
A feeling of loneliness grips me.

A whole new world seems to have
moved in overnight.
The first snow..
the long period of Nature's apparent dormancy has arrived.


Leslie's Garden said...

So pretty! Our trees are still holding on to their leaves, but I do notice more bare branches with each passing day. Does winter make you sad? I love the winter. I love the bare branches against the gray sky. I'm not too crazy about very cold weather, luckily we don't have it too bad here. A few nights a year in the teens, a few in the 20's. But I like it cold in some respects - it makes the garden bloom better! I'm back to work tomorrow - aargh! So nice to have had this past week off!

Pamela Gordon said...

Anna, these are really beautiful photos. You definitely captured the winter season that's about to fall on us. Have a great week! Pamela

Arija said...

Every season has it's beauty, the trees shed their party dress and show their bare souls to the world and for this honesty, winter festoons them in diamonds and white,white snow.

Naturegirl said...

Arija:Your words are poetry

André Lemay said...

I always like visiting your blog regularly; but these pictures are ones that I enjoy the most.

Commonweeder said...

We also had a breezy chill - and snow this morning that is nearly gone this afternoon. I did not get any photos as beautiful as yours.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful reflection. Ih hope this winter you will find joy in the beauty around you.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful reflections. Winter is here. Valerie

stadtgarten said...

Beautiful pictures!
Have a nice Advent Season (do you have "advent" in Canada like we have???)
Hugs, Monika

Naturegirl said...

To observe "Advent" the season before the coming of Christ I suppose in my country is a personal choice.In Canada we are so multi-cultural and so many different religions choose their own celebrations. As a Christain, I do celebrate the true spirit of Christmas Dec. 25th as the day Christ was born.
To you I say may the period of Advent leave its rich blessings in your heart and those you love.

Catherine said...

Such terrific images! November is almost over and December is almost here. Wishing you joy!
xo Catherine

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Nature girl and thank you for stopping by my blog!
These are stunning pictures .. the naked trees and their reflection in the water is so beautiful!
Yes .. my lavender is hanging in but I am hoping for a little blanket of snow to tuck them in for the winter!
Joy : )

Judy said...

Gorgeous reflections!! We have the first snow here, too! I am hoping it will melt again...

Cher' Shots said...

Beautiful pics! I find it amazing how the weather can play on my moods. I used to get so excited with that first snowfall ~ not so much anymore.
Stay warm in knowing that you have friends who care :)
'love & hugs from afar'

warriormom said...

Just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written Anna. You have captured the desolate feeling of winter both in words and pictures. Yet there is something so hauntingly beautiful about it all. Hugs, twt