Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Walk

 C left Sunday at noon and it all felt very empty and sad when he was gone all of a sudden. I felt I needed to get out and do something to distract myself from feeling too lonely. I looked out the window and to my delight saw the sun peaking out from behind the clouds. I put on my comfy boots and grabbed my camera and headed out for a walk at Haga parken. 

 So nice and wonderful to get a little bit of sunlight on my face and see some blue skies. There is still some snow left on the fields but it has that hard and icy surface on it. The kids were still able to have some fun in it.

 Even if we have lived here for a while with the close proximity to the park I haven't had time to explore all of the park in detail. I spend my Sunday afternoon doing what I love the most, walking around with my camera exploring. 

 It was one of those beautiful winter days when all of nature is covered in a thin layer of delicate frost. Every branch and twig dressed in frosty ice crystals.

Quite a few people were out skating on the lake as well. The ice seemed perfect, clean and hard without any snow on it. As most of the snow melted away after Christmas I was surprised to realize that the ice on the lakes is still strong enough for skating. I love that special sound that the ice makes as you skate over it. As I stood here looking out over the water I heard that sound in the air.

January is a month of soft colors, not the bright colors you get during spring, summer of fall. A palette of white, grey and soft blue.

 Despite the bleak winter skies I love the silouette of the naked branches against the sky. Now you get to see the tree in it self with all it's gnarly and twisting branches. There is a beauty in that as well.

 An abandoned and lonely midsummer pole left in the snow. Looks odd and very much out of place as it also is.

 My camera battery died halfway into my walk so I had to return home and get a new one. I headed out again as I did not feel ready with my walk. Wanted to take the opportunity to enjoy that last daylight. The time of day when you get the best light for pictures.

 I took another route and found some new paths I had never walked on before. Actually I discovered a whole new way to get to the park from where we live. I love to explore and discover new paths and trails. This path a long the shore line should be very pretty in spring and summer. I should go for a run here if I get the opportunity.

Passed the butterfly museum at Haga. Dusk was approaching  and the street lights were lit.

 Even if January has never been one of my favorite months I have decided to try to see the beauty and charm in it. Trying to find the best parts of it or at least some of my favorites about it. It was nice to come home and get warm. My walk turned out to have become a long walk of about 3 hours. A good walk and plenty of fresh air. That probably helped me to fall asleep in a good way as I had to wake up early for the first morning in about two weeks.


Miss Marie said...

Hagaparken verkar så mysig, jag har aldrig gått där men sett massa bilder därifrån. Och jag har hört mer än en som sett kronprinsessan ta powerwalks med barnvagnen där! :)

Annika said...

ÅÅ Desiree...
ÅÅÅÅÅ Desiree vilka ljuvliga, vemodiga och lite melankoliska bilder.
Jag tycker de är SÅÅ fina.
Kom precis hem själv efter en vacker kameraprommis. OCH precis som DU slås jag över hur vackra de kala träden är denna årstid.
OCH även färgerna på det hela taget fastän de är så bleka.
Vintern är speciell, och jag älskar den, både med och utan snö!
TACK för denna bomb. Den var underbar.
Kramar från mig!!!

Saltistjejen said...

Underbart vackra bildet!! Och hagaparken är så fin. Jag har mest sommarminnen därifrån dock men bra sådana.
Här är det milt nu. Ingen snö i sikte direkt. Fast just nu tycker jag det är rätt skönt. Så länge det inte regnar...

Lotta said...

Jättefint Desiree. Haga är så härligt och fint - så mycket att se och man kan verkligen komma nästa in till city från Solna om man går genom hela parken.

Förstår att det känns att C åkt. Snart ses ni som tur var!!


Christina said...

Fantastisk bilder! Du har verkligen fångat januari i Sverige! Förstår att det känns tomt nu när din älskade C har åkt men snart så får vi vara tillsammans igen i en ny stad på nya äventyr! Älskar frostbilderna och dessa vackra siluettbilder av träden med den januaribleka himlen!

Desiree said...

Marie, jag känner folk som har träffat på kronprinsessan i parken. Den är väldigt mysig. Underbart med stora grönområden som dessa som ligger nära stan.Mycket poppis på sommaren med många som tar med picknick.

Annika, jag har bestämt mig för att ge januari en chans och försöka hitta även det vackra i denna månad. Det är speciella fäger och blekt ljus som kan vara vackert på sitt sätt. Nu när träden inte har blad kan man uppskatta det vackra knotiga grenarna och trädets struktur i sig. Det är ju vackert på sitt sätt det också.

Saltis, skönt att ni inte har någon snö just nu med tanke på att du bilpendlar en del. Känns tryggare om det inte är en massa snö på vägbanan.

Lotta, ja det är underbart att man nästan kommer in till city som du säger om man promenerar genom Hagaparken.

Christina, ja jag lyckades fånga ett litet ögonblick av januari Stockholm. Vackert på sitt sätt.Lite extra glad blir man här på dessa breddgrader då solen bestämmer sig för att kika fram.

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