Quiet World

Snowy surroundings

Yesterday, early in the morning we had another heavy snow fall. I had been looking forward to all 4 of us going for a walk, but as Frida had a terrible cold that came with a fever, and Ronja wanted to do something else, I decided to leave them all at home while Frida took a nap and just bring my camera.

Snowy surroundings

I decided to head in the opposite direction of the toboggan run and the crowds, so my feet led me to the woods and the fields. Usually, there is a gravel road that leads to the woods, but at the moment everything is so covered with snow that you just can’t see where the trail is supposed to be. I took my guess and made it there anyway.

Snowy surroundings

Making my way back, I thought I’d take a shortcut, but as I haven’t done that before, the “shortcut” ended up leading me to knee-high snow in the middle of a field. Lifting my boots high and sinking deep again with every step was exhausting, but now and again when I stopped to listen, everything around me was just really quiet and beautiful.

I was terribly tired yesterday – the impressions from spending an entire Saturday at a bloggers meet-up, in an atmosphere of inspiration, warmth, excitement and creativeness were still very fresh, and the lonely walk was a nice way to collect my thoughts.

Snowy surroundings

I eventually found the path I was looking for to get me back home. Frida was feeling really bad yesterday evening, and her fever reached new heights, so today I’m taking care of her at home. She looks terrible and is a bit more whiny than usual, but other than that she demands entertainment – just as usual. 🙂

10 comments

  1. Jeannet says:

    Hej Astrid.
    Sikke nogle flotte billeder. Så flot vejret var igår. Hvor kommer al den sne dog fra?
    Nå jeg håber Frida snart er fit for figth igen.Det lyder da hyggeligt med et blog træf, dejligt man kan mødes og have noget til fælles. Det ved man jo sjældent før man mødes.
    Hav en dejlig aften
    Kh Jeannet

  2. Its_Lily says:

    I’m sorry that Frida is feeling poorly, but it looks like you had a beautiful day in the woods. I would spend my life out there if work and life didn’t always get in the way. I love the first photo. It makes me want to go around the bend and see what else is in the field. Beautiful….

  3. Astrid says:

    Jeannet – ja, du må nok spørge, hvor sneen kommer fra! Det siges, at den skal blive ved med at falde hele februar – nu må vi se. Frida skal nok komme på toppen igen – hun skal bare lige bruge et par dage hjemme. 😉

    Millie – I was under the impression that the world was under snow at the moment… 😉 I’m sure Frida will be fit for fight in no time. 😉

    Its_Lily – I sure did have a wonderful time, I would have stayed out there for longer if a friend wasn’t coming over to borrow a sewing pattern. 🙂

  4. Frøken Solhat says:

    Hej Asrid….super skønne billeder…de beskriver vist meget godt hvad denne vinter byder på af snefald og skønhed. Genveje…ja dem skal man passe på med i disse tider, hørte fornyelig om en dame der gik igennem en havedam i en have hun ikke var vandt til at færdes i, kunne ikke se den for bare sne -så pas på derude :0)

  5. Jeannine McCloskey says:

    Oh the pictures look heavenly. I miss the snow so much! Winter does not feel the same when all you get is cold and rain. I hope Frida feels better soon. Olivia has a cold too, and it is going on two weeks. I always feel so sorry for them when they cannot breathe at night.

  6. lily boot says:

    so beautiful. I can feel the incredible stillness and quiet just looking at your photos. Hope your little one feels much better soon.

  7. Jen says:

    Such beautiful photos, Astrid. For us it snowed on Saturday and after the children were in bed, I stepped outside to look at the snow and listen to the quiet. We live in a fairly busy town but the snow seemed to have put all the bustle on hold. I get the same feeling from your pictures; the best sound in a snowy landscape is the silence and that translates very well in them.

  8. Det Lille Spørgsmål says:

    Kære Astrid,

    Har lige siddet og læst lidt op på din blog, hvor er det nogle skønne ting du syer (er vildt imponeret over kjolen, ja og tasken x 2), og hvor har I fået et dejligt køkken. Lidt af en handy-mand, din Mads. Og helt befriende at læse en blog på engelsk, selv om der er dansk bag.

    Tak for sidst, det var en fornøjelse at møde dig.

    Kh
    Lykke

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