In the winter time, nature looks bare yet very beautiful in all its simplicity. When the chrystal-like snow falls on top of barren branches, it is almost as if the leafless trees got the wintery crowns and dignity they deserve. As a matter of fact, I think that winter is a truly peculiar season in the sense that one needs to deliberately seek in order to find and look in order to see details and life. On the other hand, during the winter time nature reveals its genuine nature and essence. At these times, we can observe the world without any cover and see the woods exposed and vulnerable. Actually, it is exactly these little moments, such as taking a wonderful walk in a snowy wonderland, and tiny things, such as seeing the sprigs and twigs covered in luminous snow, that make up winter time and leave us with unforgettable memories that can be cherished in the heart for many years to come.
With the days being shorter and light being scarce, winter makes me appreciate brightness and sunlight even more. The cold weather, on the other hand, makes me feel happy and safe in fluffy coat, chunky sweater, thick woolen stockings and woolly hat. Even when it’s harsh and breezy, I am perfectly comfortable in my own little soft and warm paradise. And to top that off with having a camera in my hand, I am close to being on cloud nine… a snowy one, that is.
There is something very soothing about wintery nature. Sometimes you can even hear its calming voice speaking silently when the branches nod in snow and trees sway in the chilly wind. Winter with its big sparkly snowflakes, diamond hard lakes and white cotton candy fields is a charming season: rugged and cold yet wonderfully graceful and elegant. Filled with wishes and hopes, it symbolizes the end of an era and, more importantly, the beginning of something novel and exciting – a new upcoming year with new hopes and wishes. It paves the way for new dreams and aspirations. It is our reminder that everything comes to an end… just to get started anew. It is the time to rest and gather strength to new adventures.
After a winter walk, there’s typically an euphorian feeling inside my body and I feel alive. Especially with all the frost and freeze, it is almost as if the wind had gone straight into my lungs and purified my soul entirely. There’s something really magical about being out in the nature on a really cold and severe weather when there’s nothing but you and the harsh wind. It’s a moment to listen to the littlest sounds and look at the tiniest details. Everything seems so peaceful, delicate and serene. It is a moment to breath and spend a moment daydreaming in another world.
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