winter beauties

I am discovering that a long, cold winter can also be beautiful.

It belongs to God, after all.

These have given me joy –

 mainland mountains boasting white attire …

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early morning frosty wonders on a rare clear day …


a forest twig burst open, its sap frozen in unbelievably delicate threads of ice …

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 the pleasure of a cold-weather-visitor looking for something to nibble on …


 the pond down the road snowy and icy …

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 And, if you are lucky, a small winter beauty, inadequately dressed …

Small winter beauty

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8 Responses to winter beauties

  1. Shell says:

    Ah what awesome pictures – what beauty. Glad you enjoying the season ;-)
    What a gorgeous winter beauty ;-) I have a naked summer beauty running around here all the time!! Love to you all and love getting glimpses into your life there. Miss you x

    • Corli says:

      Hi Shell, so appreciate hearing from you each time! The thought of your little summer-buff really makes me smile – what a good life!! We miss you guys too. Lots of love!

  2. Mari von Backstrom says:

    Love it to bits… Liefde Ma xxx

    • Corli says:

      Knew Ouma would be able to appreciate it!!! So pleased to have you along for the virtual ride. Hugs and kisses from everyone!

  3. Beth says:

    Hello hello
    It does look so pretty and so cold and wow the prettiest little snug bug!!!
    I had a little viswitor from your old neck of the woods. She is so cute and comes to see the fish!!
    But I miss four little voices. Tell the biggest one that her olive tree boast 3or 4 fat green olives.
    Lots of love Beth

    • Corli says:

      Hi Beth, aah, it warms my heart that another little bug is getting to enjoy the wonders of your garden, even though we can’t! Brings back fond memories of your befriending the four small people in my house. My biggest one is not so small anymore – going on 11… she will be so pleased to hear about the olive tree! Hope you have a lovely late summer in our favourite village! Love from us all.

  4. Tammy says:

    Aaaah little baba in the snow …… too cute!

    • Corli says:

      Hello Tammy!! Oh this little baba makes me laugh the way she wants to go outside. After a few barefeet-and-hands excursions in the snow she is now happy to wait for gloves and snowboots to be put on. We are still working on some snowpants and a beanie, though! Love to your barefoot baba and my best boys!

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