On Saturday and Sunday we had beautiful and picturesque winter. On Monday morning however we found absolutely different environment. After overnight blizzard we woke up in the winter wonderland. It was nice to watch all this white silence through the window, but nothing we could do beside that.
Even birds did not come to take some seeds. The day came to the end with this beautiful sunset.
Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,
To meet the North Aurora, deeming
The Star of North, let you arise!
Last eve the blizzard howled angry,
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,
The vapid moon was scarcely seen
Among dark drear clouds drifting;
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting –
Look now – what a change has been!
Under a bright blue vault of heaven
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even,
The snow glitters in sunlight;
Transparent woods are soly dark,
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.
With amber light the entire room
Is being lit up. What a boon
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.
How swell to ponder near a fire!
But listen, wouldn’t we desire
To ride in our open sleigh?
While sliding over morning snow
Be drawn into a run in tow
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?
And visit fields that now are empty,
And woods – a recent horn of plenty,
The bank too dear to my heart.
A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)
It is January 2022 already. The day is beautiful and looking wintery. There are a lot of Sun, Snow and Frost today. We do not have real winter nowadays, this is why any beautiful day is appreciated a lot.
As of December 30 in the morning I saw through the window a lot of birds on the tree. They looked not really seasonal. I made pictures of them and surprisingly found they are Robins. Usually they come here sometimes at the end of March or so. However, this winter is not a real one for now. The temperature is mostly around +5C, there is no snow, even at night time we do not have any frost. Probably, the birds felt the Spring in the air and decided to come back to us. They actually brought the Spring on their wings and happiness of New Year!
The Snow is white, the Sun is bright,
The coming Night will be Devine.
The Dreams are flying to the sky,
And Hope is never dying. Right?..
Hey, People please remain alive!
And spread the Love, and stop the Fight.
And build the Happy, Happy Life!
For Everyone, for every Soul.
And save fragile beautiful World!
Today we have snow. However, what is going be tomorrow if we expect +12 degrees Celsius.
Icewine of 2021 harvest is on its way.
Next week we expect first snow of the year. However some of the flowers do not give up and still blooming. Farewell Roses in the Garden still send the hope!
Niagara Falls never leaves you indifferent. In any season and in any weather, it is mesmerizing.
Unlike last autumn this one has a lot of rain. Ball’s Falls this year look like real waterfall.
Following along the river to the lower falls.
This is the same place and time last year.