A walk in the woods in winter …

Unless the weather decides to spring a last minute wintry surprise, I am anticipating an early start to a fabulous spring. After the freezing weather in January with frequent snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures, the weather in February has been relatively pleasant, often filled with bright sunshine. I hope it will continue this way until spring … but … even if it does not, I am still pleased that spring is just around the corner.

And as a little momento of the soon-to-be-over winter season, below are some photos of the day when the hubby and I decided to take the long route to do our grocery shopping by passing through the woods so as to be able to go walking on freshly fallen snow.

However, unlike the colourful photos that I had shared in my previous post of autumn colours, these photos are the total opposite. Apart from the spot of colour provided by the skiing jacket that the hubby was wearing during the walk, the photos are almost devoid of colour. Almost like black and white photographs … I love them! 😀

sam_0477aAfter the initially flurry of snowfall just a few days after we went walking in the woods to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours in early November, it did not make its grand appearance again until the first week of January. And when it came … what a nice change it made to the landscape.

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Covered in snow, the woods was magically transformed into a charming winter wonderland. And we were very fortunate that the snow which had been falling since the previous day finally stopped just as we reached the woods, so that I was able to take clear snapshots of our little walk.

sam_0494bA small bridge which we had to cross in order to continue our walk to the other side of the Flon river.

sam_0524bThe tree-tops in winter. What a contrast to those seen in autumn!

sam_0548bThe walking path along the river was totally obscured by the thick snow.

sam_0555bApproaching the first of several small waterfalls in the woods. We first discovered these waterfalls about three years ago.

sam_0559bFirst waterfall … incidentally, the nicest and the easiest to get to.

sam_0578bSecond waterfall, as seen from the top of a slope. It is not as nice as the first waterfall but this is definitely one of my favourite shots of that late Saturday morning walk. It looks almost otherworldly, does it not?

sam_0592bAnd the third that we managed to see that morning … although in this case, I am using the word waterfall in a loose sense.

sam_0616bOur last photo stop before heading to our local supermarkets … a small and totally frozen pond located at the periphery of the woods.

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These small red berries covered in snow provided such a beautiful contrast to the grey and white backdrop.

Even though I shall miss such a beautiful snowy landscape, the arrival of warmer weather means that I can now indulge in my other passion … gardening and foraging! So I have no complain if we do not get anymore flurries for the last remaining weeks of winter! he,he,he … 😀

 

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3 thoughts on “A walk in the woods in winter …

  1. Sama-sama kasih. Kat sini pun dah beberapa hari asyik hujan dan angin kuat. Tak boleh nak buat apa2 sangat.

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  2. Syukur alhamdulilah dan terima kasih banyak-banyak atas usaha you buat entri baru. Tengok gambar salji tu terasa sampai ke sini sejuknya. Dah hampir seminggu cuaca di tempat saya hujan dan berangin…

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  3. In the early nineteenth century, the place was considered so beautiful to be included in engravings of Switzerland published in travel guide books from that period. (I guess I shall have to post some such engravings on my own blog.) Today, people have become so cut off from nature that on that very morning (which got to see the first major snowfall for winter 2016-2017 in our part of the greater Lausanne area), although I first went for a jog along that stretch of the river and then went back there a second time with you for a walk, I saw only one other human being there. And it was NOT a week day, it was a Saturday morning. How come more people did not want to be out there to enjoy such a beautiful landscape? It really baffles me.

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