Winter Stills!

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” — Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The swans of the summer are long gone and the small lake is frozen.

The pasture that had cows is deserted, the grass covered in snow. Clouds skim over the frozen landscape.

The horses all have their winter blankets on. But they are looking at me to see if it is time for them to come in.

The sun is setting on another winter’s day.

This is my response to Terri’s Sunday Still challenge. Not so much of the glacier blue in these photos but in the cold air it feels “glacier” blue!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. “How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year”

    I guess I missed all of them; we don’t have your kind of winter here

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Haha! Don’t worry I do not think it is necessary to experience all the rigors of the Canadian winter to gain in knowledge in life.😀

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      1. I’m so glad to know that 🙂

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  2. Irene says:

    Your part of the world is simply beautiful. ❤️

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  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Such beautiful winter images, Anne. Love the fence line.

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  4. Amy says:

    Beautiful blue and snow, Anne! Love the third one especially!
    Stay warm.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Amy. I appreciate your comment. The third one was a serendipity as the horses all looked up at theright moment.

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  5. So so beautiful 🥰

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  6. Winter beauty for sure.

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  7. Michele Lee says:

    Stunning photos. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. David says:

    I can feel the cold in your winter stills. We are supposed to receive snow later tonight into tomorrow, then again tomorrow night into Tuesday

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  9. Tina Schell says:

    One can almost breathe the crisp, cold air in these beautiful landscapes Anne. Nary a footstep to be seen either. Lovely post.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Tina. Winter is very photogenic in this part of the country .

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  10. Prior... says:

    oh such beauty in your stills anne

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you so much!

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  11. dprastka says:

    And the sunset photo is gorgeous too!

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  12. dprastka says:

    Beautiful photos and yes, the horses in the pasture my favorite! ❤️

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  13. Rupali says:

    Such amazing collection of winter stills and lovely blue.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Rupali!

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  14. Wonderful blues, Anne. I feel the glacial air here too as snow is in the forecast in Eastern Washington. I really love the image of the horses in the pasture, such lovely composition.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Terri I appreciate your comment. I can remember skiing in Eastern Washington when I was a kid growing up in Vancouver BC. so I know there can be snow there.

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      1. Mt Spokane and another resort in nearby Idaho have lots of great skiing!

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Perhaps that is where we went. It is a loooong time ago and I am not certain about where it was.

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          1. I’m still learning where everything is!

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  15. Megala says:

    Wow! Beautiful shots! These make me feel the biting cold from here. 🙂

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Haha! Yes it is cold. You would need a lot of special clothing to be comfortable outside here.

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  16. Lesley (the English one) 😉 says:

    Fantastic photos, Anne. Winter has its beauty too.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it does. Thanks Lesley.

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