A change of seasons

As the winter wraps its cold fingers around us tightly and as the year draws to an end – it is time to recap what has been a great year as far as natural scenic beauty is concerned. Germany is very beautiful and the outdoors are a treat to the senses. With it beginning to get dark earlier by the day, I am drawn to the time when I reached here – winter was fading away and the days were getting longer, sunnier and prettier. A sheet of ice and a blanket of snow often remained, but the sun was up, and the colors were spreading. Here’s a toast to Nature!

Frozen lake and setting sun - Fire and Ice!

Frozen lake and setting sun – Fire and Ice!

On one of my evening strolls, I stumbled on this lake. It was frozen over completely and was the first time I had seen such a sight. Was splendid, to say the least.

Over the next few days, the ice thinned out and was hesitantly slipping into the lake – almost as if it wanted to stay out and enjoy this pretty overlap of climate for some more time.

Ice thinning out and the trees and grass all colorful now!

Ice thinning out and the trees and grass all colorful now!

And in the next few days: birds! Sun bathing, catching up with their buddies, discussing plans for the summer and probably complaining about the winter? 🙂

With the birds I shared this lonely view

With the birds I shared this lonely view

With so much changing around us everyday, the most constant and cyclic of changes – seasons – have so much to offer.

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2 comments on “A change of seasons

  1. thomasgable says:

    Early winter photo! Absolutely great and the words accompany the photo as well! Certainly captured the changing of the seasons!

  2. gabbartrip says:

    Hello! Thank you for dropping by! Actually this is not an early winter photo, but the other way around! This was the winter leaving around end of March this year up-to around mid-April. Needless to say, am now trying to see the winter enter gradually in the woods and lakes – so far it’s been slow, but beautiful! Just visited your blog and loved it! Regards!

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