Waking up yesterday morning to a bright white quilt of snow was rather exciting.
I stepped out onto the balcony to enjoy the fresh and crisp air and was taken by how beautiful everything was looking. A true Winter wonderland!
I couldn't let the morning pass without taking a stroll in the snow. I wrapped up nice and warm (two jumpers, along with my pyjama trousers underneath my jeans) to go and investigate my newly transformed neighbourhood.
Snow and ice clung to everything, adding a touch of magic to the simplest of things.
The ducks were still swimming about in the lake, looking a tad chilly with snow collecting on their backs.
and created some rather stunning views!
Look at the contrast between the fluffy looking snow and the dark brownish/green of the tree bark.
The little glimpses of colour that I could see amongst the snow were looking so much more vibrant than usual.
and bright reds.
The colours were glorious! However, what I love most about snowfall is not only how beautiful everything looks, but the silence. The snow seems to soak up all noise. Walking around the lake, hearing only the sound of the crunching snow beneath my feet was rather lovely.
Jumping on my bike and cycling to work was done in complete silence. The roads were deserted and not a single sound could be heard. A perfect time for contemplation.
For me silence only truly happens when it snows. Even now as I sit at home writing this, I can hear the refrigerator humming. I'm thankful for my silent walk, it cleared my head and calmed my thoughts.
Hope you're all having a lovely calm week.
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