Wednesday, 5 February 2014

I-Spy Winter

I've been trying out my mother's new fancy bridge camera, capturing snaps of bare trees, frost-bitten blooms, legs permanently encased in boots...but the upside of winter is ales by roaring fires.  Let's make the most of the excuse of wet and windy weather to stay in and read a good book!


 

 What do you find as the 'upside' to winter?  What will you miss when the sunshine arrives?


18 comments:

  1. Oh, Yay! A reflex camera makes a world of difference, dear Lady. Hubby gave me a camera last Christmas and I am very happy with it. Surely you will very creative photos now. Kisses.

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    1. Lucky lady getting one for Christmas - I'm going to start saving for my own, and just 'borrow' my Mother's whenever I can! P xx

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  2. Must be wearing some lovely winter faux fur coats and muff....every excuse to emulate some vintage style into the daily wardrobe! Love the peaceful and warm photos too.
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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    1. I can just picture you in some fabulous coat and muff! Yes, any excuse for a bit of vintage glamour! Thanks for stopping by. P x

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  3. The upside of winter for me is the excuse to drink red wine and light a fire as soon as the night draws in :-)!

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    1. This has to be the top reason?! P x

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  4. Those boots are marvelous!

    I think there are lots of upsides to winter! One is not sweating! Others include hot soups, wearing fur, and I personally think the trees are really pretty without leaves.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thanks lovely, I've worn them to death though, feel like I've been in them for about 3 months straight now! Hot soups is definitely high on my list, and I love how when the leaves are gone, you see glimpses through the trees of things you'd never spotted before. P x

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  5. Where I live, it doesn't usually get too terribly cold, but the upside of winter for me is being able to wear my knitted objects (way too hot the rest of the year), and TIGHTS. I really love wearing tights, and I think I look nicer with them than without.

    Found you through By Gum By Golly, and I just wanted to say that I really love the mix of things you blog about! The vintage-style outfits, book reviews, recipes, and even home diy stuff. Excellent job, thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. I love tights too Kristi, all different patterns and colours! I find they are a fun injection sometimes on a dreary day. Thank you for your sweet comments. I just found your blog too - my gosh you're one of those talented sewers! I bow to your creative knowledge! P x

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  6. Winter is way prettier in Wales then it is in the arid SW of the US. You have flowers blooming?! Lucky :)

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    1. We do have flowers! Camelias (like the one pictured) flower this time of year, and we have Snowdrops and Daffodils coming through, some crocuses, so their blooms have started as well. My Dad's a keen gardener so there's always something in flower in his garden, whatever time of year. I do envy the SW of the USA though for not having to leave the house with umbrellas, wellies, etc. every day! Thanks for stopping by x

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  7. because i´m the icy princess (hubby says so) i LOVE the winter!
    ok - a propper winter like the last, not that snowless thing of this season. for the daily live that warmer weather are o.k., but when i think about how steps on -20°c cold snow sound i start dreaming of endless ski tours and "gemütliche" cabins.........

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    1. Hello Icy Princess! I think what you describe sounds wonderful, I've never been skiing but I've seen friend's pictures that have made me most jealous. Maybe one day! P x

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  8. I will miss my woollies... but it's lovely getting them all out again in Autumn, and perhaps I wouldn't love them as much if I needed them all year round.

    Hope you're having fun with the camera - what sort are you thinking of getting for yourself?

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    1. I think that's what I like too Mim, the change in seasons rather than a constant all year around.

      I am a bit unsure about what camera to get, but have a photographer friend I might have a chat with. My Mum's is a Lumix but apparently has a really good lens in it. Might club together with the OH. If you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them! P x

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  9. being from Australia, I bloody adore the snow. I hope we get some soon, else this whole winter will have been in vein!

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  10. The element of winter that I miss most once summer's sizzling heat returns is the clarity of mind that I find the colder half of the year grants me. I tend to do more writing, creating and general deep thinking during the winter, whereas my mind can sometimes feel rather parched and lethargic during the dog days.

    ♥ Jessica

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