Winter Skies

Here on the edge of Great Skave Lake, where I am north of 60 degrees N latitude, I feel like I am living inside a winter post card.

The light here is diffused by the sun’s angle.

We are only getting about six – seven hours of daylight now but the landscape that comes into view is spectacular.

The sun peeking through a layer of cirrus cloud.

At night, there is also a light show.

The Aurora Borealis.

At two in the afternoon, the sun is getting ready to go down.

Frosty trees, warm light.

The light and colours are here are almost monochromatic, and very restful.

What does your winter look like?

 

15 thoughts on “Winter Skies

  1. My winter looks nothing like yours! Cold damp and grey just about sums it up for now. Although my cold and your cold are on different scales, I appreciate thatβ„οΈπŸ˜€β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ

    • Actually, the sunny day shown in the pictures came after about three weeks of overcast and snow. And now of course we’re heading for some really short days where it gets down to about 4-5 hours of daylight. I’m going to be going back home for a couple weeks for Christmas break though and so I am going to be getting a bit of a break from the cold (it will be about -2C instead of -20C πŸ™‚ ) and those very short days.

      I like your new gravatar. πŸ™‚

  2. OMG, the northern lights. I’ve always wanted to see those.

    I’m curious, do the long, dark days make you sleepy. Our days are short here, but not as short as yours, and I’m sleepy so often.

    We had winter in fall and now fall in winter. Temps have been warm for the past week, but the bottom is dropping out tomorrow. Temps set to go below freezing with wind chills even lower.

    BTW, I sent you an email at a gmail address. Don’t know if you received it.

    Lovely pics of your winter wonderland.

    • Sorry that my Aurora photo isn’t a better one – I’m still figuring out these nighttime distance shots. We are right under it here and so I am pointing the camera almost at 90Β°. It really is beautiful. If you have the opportunity to come up, it’s worth it. πŸ™‚

      We do get sleepy. The hardest part is going to work in the dark and then coming home in the dark – I don’t like that at all. Of course, we get tired in the spring too when it’s daylight for 20 hrs and it keeps you awake, even if you have blackout drapes.

      Right now we have -19Β°C which I think is about -2F. Pretty cold but we will get down to about -40C later on. Burrr…

      I will check my email. πŸ™‚

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