Snowfalls lead to magical forests and beautiful walks

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For the last week, I’ve been blessed with a winter wonderland and what seemed like non-stop snow falls for days! Now if you don’t know this already, let me tell you… I looooove snow! It makes me feel like a little kid from the moment I see my first snowflake in the very first snow fall. When I was younger, I’d open my window and just watch the snow fall until my fingertips got too cold to keep the window open. I’d make full use of snow days by building snowmen and igloos, admiring snowflakes’ intricate designs and I’d even pretend I was a wolf in the snow (did anyone else do this?). I haven’t had a proper snow like this for years so I made sure to be out in it as much as possible this time around… I don’t know when I’ll get another snowy season like this again, gotta make the most of it! I took long forest walks, admiring every twist and turn and the absolute beauty the snow bestowed onto the canopies and sprinkled down onto the ground below. I felt like Lucy in Narnia! There’s just something so magical about snow.
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I hope your 2015 has started off wonderfully and that it will be full of so much love, peace & joy!

  • Jeannie MacArthur

    Oh, I too love the snow. I loved it when my sons had snow days from school. We all were on immediate holiday mode. Ahhh.

    Here’s a poem by David Kuhrt: “Snowflakes”

    Snowflakes,
    white as frozen light
    where darkness dies,
    and heaven lies
    incarnate on the ground.

    Savor the quiet, the cool on your face, the textures of the surface, the crunch, the ability to pack the snow into different shapes, lick some snow off a branch of a fir tree…..thanks for the images……

    Warmly,
    Jeannie

  • http://www.iwillbloom.wordpress.com Helen

    Oh, it looks so beautiful! Happy New Year!

  • Eva

    Jeannie – Snow is so full of happy memories :) thank you for sharing the poem!

    Helen – Happy New Year! :)

  • http://www.greenderella.com Greenderella

    Such beautiful pictures! The 7th picture looks like the entrance of a secret path – love it! Pretending to be a wolf in the snow would have been so fun, why didn’t I think of that back then!! :-D

  • Eva

    Greenderella – Yes, it almost felt like it! That’s my favorite :)

  • http://laloofah.blogspot.com Laloofah

    Happy New Year, Eva! What magical photos! I’m a big fan of snow too (and winter). I love how it makes everything look so soft and muted, and how it muffles sound and makes everything so still and quiet. Your beautiful pictures really evoke that hard-to-find stillness, peace, and solitude. This series is like a tranquil meditation – just lovely! (Btw, who is that tiny speck of a person in the last photo?)

  • Eva

    Laloofah – Happy New Year! :) I’m so glad you enjoyed my pictures and that you were able to feel a little bit of what I did on my walks. You noticed! That speck is my brother (I think, at that point, he was just ready to be in the warmth at home, haha).

  • http://www.daleka-droga.blogspot.com Ola

    My God, it looks like a looooooot of snow:)
    I like snow but only
    1) on Christmas
    2) after Chritsmas but outside the city
    3) not longer than until let’s say end of February
    hahaha

  • Eva

    Ola – It was still not enough for me :P very true… the snow seems to stay nice here the whole time since I’m so near the woods. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :)

  • http://www.hanhabelle.com Hanh

    This photos are beautiful, they totally remind me of Lucy in Narnia too :)

  • http://www.theunlikelyhousewife.com Elisa

    It was a lot of snow, wasn’t it? I didn’t have snow boots so I didn’t get a chance to talk a walk in the forest while it was all white and lovely, but I will be correcting that so next time down’t catch me unawares!
    Lovely photos, Eva!

  • http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com Chelsea

    Oh it looks so beautiful!! I’m crossing my fingers hoping for snow this winter, sadly it’s just really cold with nothing to show for itself! Enjoy it!!

    http://www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

  • http://www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es inesRdP

    hello sweetie :)
    nice post!, great pics so inspiring . . .
    love design of your blog … like everything!
    Tell me how about follow each other?
    Let me know please, I always follow back :)
    Have an inspiring day :**
    keep in touch

    xoxo
    http://www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

  • Eva

    Hanh – Thank you so much! :)

    Elisa – Thank you! I was able to use some hiking boots that never soaked through, but somehow still managed to have wet socks, haha! The snow would collect in my pant legs!

    Chelsea – Thank you :) I hope you get some soon!

  • http://www.wildheartsandgreentea.com Wild Hearts + Green Tea

    Oh, how I love snow, too! I’m crazy about the winter wonderland time of the year and am so bummed I haven’t gotten much snow this year. This looks amazing, thanks a lot for sharing the pictures :) Dreaming away now…

  • Eva

    Wild Hearts + Green Tea – Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :) I hope you get some snow… there’s still time!

  • http://little-white-whale.com/ Gloria

    What a winter wonderland!! Snow in New York City is beautiful only for a short while until everyone tramples all over it :-) Hope your year is off to a great start!

  • http://www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es inesRdP

    I love snoooow <33333333
    amazing!!
    have a great day hun :)
    xoxo

  • http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com Christina

    This photography is BEAUTIFUL! I truly enjoyed this post.

    Christina
    http://www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

  • http://sending-postcards.com mina

    Thanks for your sweet comment, Eva!

    I can’t say I miss the cold but these photos are definitely making me feel nostalgic for snow.

  • http://quesosuizo.blogspot.com Amanda

    makes me miss Switzerland! Seriously — magical photos!