Sunday, November 23, 2008

Winter wonderland







I love this magical time of the year, when the last leaves of autumn are all but gone, and the very first snowfall of the season has just begun. When the stray birds say their goodbyes and depart for the winter. And the earth covers up in a thick white blanket and falls into a deep slumber. The only sound in the cold air is the soft crunch of the snow beneath my feet. The world sleeps quiet and serene as I walk through winter’s wonderland.

~vagabond~ © 2008

33 comments:

alok said...

So beautiful pics! and wow – the second and the last photo from top are my favorites, I say - amazing pictures from winter’s wonderland :)

have a equally beautiful week ahead. Well done!

bindu said...

Oh wow! Beautiful pictures. I so miss snow in the winter.

~vagabond~ said...

@ Alok: Thanks...and always nice to hear your picks from the series. You have a good week too. :)

@ Bindu: I love the first snowfall and for all of December, it's all really magical...but by March, I've had enough of all the white and I'm ready to have a nervous breakdown if the sun doesnt come shining through the gloomy clouds. Right now, I'm still in my sigh-i-love-snow phase. lol.

Rahi said...

yeah the pics were beautiful. did u shoot them. everything was fine except the snow thing. bahut tamanna hai ki snow dekhun. dekho kab poori hoti hai

Diana said...

The second and the third pic are magical....

navin said...

Wow! images are beautiful and your description is bringing them to life. Wish I could experience this first hand

trisha said...

Halo, am late, sorry, I liked the first, second and the last the best :) The last and the first one is again is such contrast in experience, one is 'warm, pregnant with possibilities' and the other 'cold, not hopeless'
Be careful while walking, did you know the back of ur neck is the part, you must cover to save urself from catching a cold? thats what the trekkers wd teach you...brr beautifully cold but I love the sunshine - sunshine in the waters makes me happy...have a nice week, Vee.
Am struggling with Gujarati docs rt now, trying to read my house agreement on my own ;)

trisha said...

and "winter wonderland" is a nice title too

Cuckoo said...

Oh Oh Oh.. You have become very popular !! Just one day & so many comments ! :P

And I think you've decided to make me envy now. I am so much missing the winters of western world. :(

The bright wide smile when I feel the softness and see the enormous white blanket.

My picks are 2, 4, 6 & 7th.

Because of time constraints, I am not visiting all the blogs (have just started reading them slowly) but you force me to do so. :)

~vagabond~ said...

@ Rahi: Yes, I took these photos and every single photo that you see on this website. I take copyrights very seriously. I dont use other people's photos and I dont like other people using my photos without permission.

I hope someday tumhari tamanna poori ho jaye and you can get to see snow for yourself. :)

Oh Geez. I lost half of my viewers because of my pathetic hindi, didnt I? Okay, you guys can stop laughing hysterically now.

~vagabond~ said...

@ Diana: Thanks...glad you like them. :)

~vagabond~ said...

@ Navin: Thank you. And you never know...someday when you least expect it, you'll get to experience snow.

~vagabond~ said...

@ Trisha: I liked reading which ones you liked and why. Sunshine in the waters makes me happy too. Heck. Sunshine in itself makes me happy. Warm sunshine peeking through the clouds during a cold winter day. I could use some of that right now. It's cold and dreary outside.

LOL. You sound just like my mother with the cover the back of your neck when you walk in the snow part. :P

~vagabond~ said...

@ Cuckoo:

Hahaha! I pay them with brownies to come visit and drop flattering comments to make it look like I'm popular. Didnt you get the memo? No brownie for you.

After all the envying I did watching your photos from the "reporting from" post, I figured you could use some envying too. You're welcome. lol.

GMG said...

Hi Vagabond! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! And these snow pictures are awesome!
Now, interested in Tunisia? Blogtrotter has it! ;)) Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

Trevor Penn said...

Beautiful set of photographs.

Very very good use of contrasting colors (2nd pic) and textures (esp. the last pic).

Abhijit said...

I liked the last image....yellow on white!

~vagabond~ said...

@ Gmg: Thanks...will check out your blog soon...you have a great week too! :)

@ Trevor: Thank you for your encouraging comment...and welcome to my blog :)

@ Abhijit: Thanks for telling me your pick. :)

Rashi said...

b-e-a-u-t-y

Im awed!!!

a-fool-such-as-i said...

hey beautiful pictures...m sure uva heard that loads of time...but the are just that..

i especially love the fourth and last one.. they are very meaningful..

interesting blog(s) by the way.

~vagabond~ said...

@ Rashi: Glad you like it...welcome to my blog :)

@a-fool-such-as-I: Thanks for your nice comment. I always enjoy reading everyone's favorite picks from a series. Welcome to my blog :)

Vamsee said...

wow, what a great blog site. I love these pictures. My favorite ones are the frozen fall leaves and the park bench. You are really really talented.

~vagabond~ said...

Thank you Vamsee...and welcome to my blog! :)

trisha said...

take care Vee, hope u r out of ur cold by now...
c ya soon

~vagabond~ said...

^Thanks, Trish...maybe walking in winter's cccooold wonderland wasn't such a good idea. *Aachhoo!*
LOL. Am feeling better.

Rahi said...

Hey vagabond, landed on your blog for some entertainining stuff but see that u haven't updated since my last visit. I hope everything is okay. Keep posting

~vagabond~ said...

^LOL. I just saw this comment after I uploaded the new post. I was a little under the weather. Am okay now. And there's a new post up now. :)

RAWNIE said...

so serene...so beautiful..loved all the pictures...brilliant shots..dificult to pick my fav.though i love the 1st,2nd n the last one:)

~vagabond~ said...

@Rawnie: Glad you liked the photos, and thanks for letting me know of your picks. Welcome to my blog :)

ashes said...

Amazing photos! I especially love the first and the second ones. The second is simply superb with the red and the white....where were these taken?

~vagabond~ said...

@ashes:
Thanks. These were taken really close to where I live. I live in an apartment across from a river and most of these photos were taken on a walk by the side of the river. A few of them were taken in a park in my neighborhood.
They're all taken in Indiana, USA.

Photographer Pappu!!! said...

These ones are cool, I liked the red one in the foreground of white snow..:)

Paras said...

The best one is the one with red... and the white background...so unusual, so beautiful!