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Snow, snow and more snow...

By brownsilent
Picture Books in Winter
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer fading, winter comes--
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Window robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children's eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story-books.

We may see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies' looks,
In the picture story-books.

How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books?

Sorry to be so seldom present here, but there's such a lot going on here, with winter progressing I hope to be able to join you more often...

I hope you all have a lovely second Advent Sunday.

Tags: Snow Winter Sun Landscape and travel

Voters: Mynett, CarolG, danbrann and 69 more

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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
5 Dec 2010 5:50PM
Two fine images, Johanna, but for me, V.1 gets the vote. A great low pov and so well exposed and composed. Carol
danbrann 16 640 17
5 Dec 2010 5:52PM
Superb Johanna. You have shown that snow just as it should be. It looks cold.white ans sparkly.
Magical snow in both Johanna, don't sit on that bench for too long. (You ever had a numb bum?) It's all been coming to Scotland from your side for a change. The snow on the moor looks just like your view across the road.

Try to stay wrm and don't knock yourself out over Cristmas, I know you will of course.


Just had a look at V1 and all in needs is some sprinkles, a huge big trifle, need a hand to finish it? Yummy.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
5 Dec 2010 6:11PM
Looks extremely cool Hanni, nothing like here, well the snow anyway.

imagio 14 12 1 England
5 Dec 2010 6:13PM
V1 is superb Johanna

Growmore 12 4 3 England
5 Dec 2010 6:31PM
Fantastic V1 here. Gary
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 6:32PM
I don't know if you'd really like it, but you're welcome to showel it away Dougie. Anytime! Smile
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
5 Dec 2010 6:32PM
Two great snow images Johanna, both beautifully exposed. Love the sparkle and softly rounded snow textures in V1 , contrasting with the churned up textures along the path in V2. V1 is stunning.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 6:32PM
Listen to the silence...
V1 is simple and evocative, particularly beautiful.
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
5 Dec 2010 6:32PM
2 great shots but have to say V1 is superb brilliant view point and composition

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
5 Dec 2010 6:56PM
My My Johanna; it looks as if winter has finally wrapped you into its bosom.The low light in V1 is a superb example of how to expose for snow. Most people just produce an expanse of white but here we can see every wrinkle and dimple and it looks superb.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
5 Dec 2010 7:03PM
Two beautiful winter scenes, really like v1
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 7:29PM
Both very lovely, Johanna; typical of your winter and now starring over here too. Mind you, I am content to observe from indoors.......
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 Dec 2010 7:53PM
Perfect exposure Johanna, but I think you should call lit "WhiteSilent"

a beautiful snow scene!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
5 Dec 2010 8:20PM
Two beautiful captures Johanna. Wonderful shadows and sparkles in the snow in V1. Just love it..............Sandy
Mavis 19 143 2 England
5 Dec 2010 8:41PM
Beautiful , pristine snow Johanna. Love them both . How snow changes a scene xxx
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 8:43PM
the snow does have its advantages at times and allows a picture or two before it becomes boring when you cant get out of the house, well done on a superb picture not one but two
Herge88 Plus
14 40 6 England
5 Dec 2010 8:55PM
Love the low angle here Johanna, very effective.

Best Matt
goso 14 2 1 Australia
5 Dec 2010 9:33PM
A couple of beauties here Johanna - excellent work...Bill
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
5 Dec 2010 10:35PM
Both lovely, with V1 getting my vote today. Am growing to dislike the white stuff more steadily with each passing day! Looks so good in these images of yours, on Christmas cards and indeed, "in picture story books", where I wish it would stay!

5 Dec 2010 11:03PM
Two wonderful images Johanna, real winter wonderland.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 11:16PM
v1 for me tonight johanna love the low view point wonderful light and shadow a belter Wink
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
6 Dec 2010 5:48AM
Lovely undulation

mishu78 11 Canada
6 Dec 2010 6:22AM
Ray42 13 3 England
6 Dec 2010 7:51AM
Two great snow images Johanna, perfect exposures in both - v2 is my favourite here - just like the low pov
pdcche 10 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 9:11AM
Lovely images, like them both
6 Dec 2010 10:12AM
Beautiful snow scenes - especially V1

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
6 Dec 2010 12:17PM
The very image of "a blanket of snow" is v1.
mondmagu 11 75 Ireland
6 Dec 2010 1:59PM
V1 for me - brilliantly simple.

6 Dec 2010 3:23PM
Ecvellent shots. I still haven't seen any snow here. Not that I'm complaining.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
6 Dec 2010 3:40PM
I just love the low angle on this and the side lighting which picks out out all the bumps and ripples in the snow in V1, Johanna. Bet there won't be many people sit on that seat in V2!
TrevB Smile
Jekaro 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 8:47PM
Two fabulous winter shots, Johanna, wonderful point of view in both but it's V1 for me.
VivienO 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2010 10:48PM
...and it looks beautiful. Lovely captures.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
7 Dec 2010 12:24AM
Love all the ''bumps'' in the snow Johanna.
Good shots.
metro074 11 8 Australia
8 Dec 2010 12:19PM
Beautiful snow scense with suprb pov's. Excellent lighting too
PaulLiley 11 2 13 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2010 10:11PM
I like the POV. Great image. paul
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
10 Dec 2010 1:51AM
What a wonderful POV in V1 Johanna, you must have either lain down in the snow to get that, or the D3000 has a swivelling screen! So nice to be viewing snow without having any, we've been exceedingly lucky so far, don't have to go far for a much different picture! Don't think there'll be many takers for the bench!
Rgds., Jim
AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
10 Dec 2010 9:47PM
Two very good captures of the snow - the exposure is spot on - so often we see grey snow, here it is that glorious white!
11 Dec 2010 12:07PM
Wonderful sight
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
12 Dec 2010 2:48PM
Love v1, well captured images
Roly 13 Wales
12 Dec 2010 6:39PM
V1 for me Johanna.
Dotrob 15 Wales
15 Dec 2010 9:32PM
Great Winter scene V1 for me
accipiter 11 61 England
23 Dec 2010 11:02AM
Both excellent but v1 is a very beautiful landscape. A
User_Removed 12 26 2 United States
30 Dec 2010 3:01PM
Love them both - v1 looks like billows on the sea!

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