Painting Winter

Snowy trees || by marion

The snow came early this year.

Watercolor palette || by marion

I decided it was a good time to get started on the winter version of my birch forest series.

Snowy landscape || by marion

It was the kind of snow that stays on the trees. I just love it, when this happens.

Watercolor birches || by marion

The birches are ready to be cut.

Snowy winter landscape || by marion

It was winter wonderland last week. Now everything is melting again.

Watercolor painting in progress || bymarion

Funny coincidence: this afternoon, I ran out of white paint.


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Here Comes The Snow

snow on autumn leaves || by marion

first snow in the forest || by marion

snowy fir branch || by marion


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Mist And Sun

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This happened over the weekend.
Perfect timing for this week’s photo challenge: Transmogrify.
It had been a while!

October Mood

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autumn forest

autumn leave

Tree with yellow autumn leaves

Blue skies, bright autumn leaves, all gone.

Shorter and shorter days. Gray skies, first frosts. The harsh smell of manure. No wind. Cardamom, Cinnamon. Chilly, lazy mornings. Bubbling apple sauce, newly baked bread. Knitting needles, colored pencils. Bowls of oatmeal, cups of tea.

Suddenly everything revolves around the wood stove.

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In The Autumn Forest

autumns birch leaves || by marion

On the last day of August, I took a little morning walk.

Path in the forest || by marion

I followed the path into the forest.

Autumn forest lingonberries zoom || by marion

The floor was covered with red blueberry leaves and lingonberries.

mushroom || by marion

It’s been rainy lately and now mushrooms are popping up everywhere.

Autumn forest floor lingonberries ||by marion

As I explored and took pictures, the wind made a nice rustling sound in the trees above my head.

mushroom || by marion

It really really looked like a fairy tale forest.

Lingonberries || by marion

Quiet, and full of treasures.

Autumn forest floor mushrooms ||by marion

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Fields And Skies

Field turning yellow, cloudy skies || Västerbotten countryside || by marion

Field turning yellow, cloudy skies || Västerbotten countryside || by marion

Green fields are turning yellow, wild geese and swallows are back.

Field turning yellow, cloudy skies || Västerbotten countryside || by marion


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July Snapshots

Making coffee on the camp fire

roadside flowers || by marion

a river between two lakes

roadside flowers || by marion

red houses by the river

roadside sign loppis, västerbotten countryside

building a miniature watermill || Swedish summer || by marion

drive safe, retirees playing playing road sign

Dipping feets in the river || Swedish summer || by marion

mountain view, south lapland, sweden

Wow, it’s been quiet around here. But you see, July is such a busy month : sunbathing (vitamin D, please!), dipping feets in rivers, driving past roadside flowers and funny road signs (“drive safe, retirees playing !”), treasure hunting in flea markets, building miniature watermills, making coffee on campfires, having picnics with a view (and occasionally, mosquitoes), etc, etc.

Bright summer nights, great times, great company: July in Sweden is just wonderful.

roadside flowers || by marion

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Solstice Skies

summer solstice sky, västerbotten, sweden, by marion

summer solstice full moon, västerbotten, sweden, by marion

summer solstice sunset, västerbotten, sweden, by marion


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One May Evening

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grass along a red wood wall

straw

rut in the field

dandelion

horsetails

… watching the earth turn green once again.

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The Golden Hour

Field Västerbotten Sweden

willow buds

Tree Västerbotten Sweden

Barn Västerbotten Sweden

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… at this time of the year, comes just before dinnertime.

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