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16/01/2016

Happy weekend!








Hello all! With this post I participate in 

Saturday's Critters, hosted by Eileen,

Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen

and 

Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith.

Thank you to all the hosts!

It's cold outside. When I'm writing this on Saturday morning, it's still dark outside and the temperature is -31 degrees Celsius (-23,8 degrees Fahrenheit). When the sun rises, the first thing to do is to make certain the bird feeder (and at the same time the unofficial squirrel feeder) is full. 

These photos were taken yesterday. Do join me, my camera and a zoom lens for a short walk! :)











Tracks I'm not able to identify. I'm afraid it could be a mink (Neovison vison).







Many of you have already seen my fern frost photos. In the not heated porch of a summer house, there are windows to three directions. There I was, turning like a spinning top, trying to capture the lovely play of light and colours.  My photos, especially when compressed, fail to do justice to it. I'm dreaming of... a macro lens. ♫

Nature is an amazing artist.






























Three photos added on Sunday afternoon:














I hope you enjoyed the photos.  Have a lovely weekend!






44 comments:

  1. Kauniita kuvia kamalimmasta vuodenajasta ;) Sijoitus makroon kannattaa, sen jälkeen ei muulla haluakaan kuvata <3

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  2. oh my! it is freezing! wonderful images! I really love the squirrel + bird image! I'm also dreaming of a macro lens... have a beautiful weekend!

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  3. the footprints are intriguing. Really quite straight. You sue have a lot of frost here but the shots are lovely. Have a great weekend.

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  4. I loved your (or nature's) pictures on the window glass, Sara. Do minks live in your place? I've never seen them near my cottage. Nice winter photos, but it seems it was very frosty.

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  5. Absolutely wonderful, hope you have a fantastic weekend x

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  6. Todella mielenkiintoiset tassunjäljet, niin säntilliset... En ole tuommoisia ikinä nähnyt, ehkä tosiaan minkki... Meillä näkyy jäniksenjälkiä ympäri puutarhaa. Saapa nähdä keväällä mitä on syöty!

    Kauniita kylmiä kuvia! Vietä lämpimässä mukava sunnuntai!

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  7. Ihania talvisia kuvia :)
    Pidän niin paljon tuosta söpöstä oravasta ♥
    Hyvää viikonloppua!

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  8. Hello Hannah, I love your frosty images. Well done. The woodpecker and squirrel are cute. The tracks in the snow are neat, all great captures. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  9. Hello!:) I had never seen your fern frost pictures before but they are beautiful. The bunny and the bird captures are sweet, and that sweet dessert looks yummy.

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  10. Siitä makrosta täälläkin haaveillaan... :) En ole mikää oravien ystävä, mutta tuo kuvan pullea ja pörheä kurre on kyllä niin suloinen! Olet onnistunut nappaamaan kuvan juuri oikealla hetkellä!

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  11. Ooohh.. I just love those little critters :)

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  12. Oh Sara, such beautiful images of the frost! And that little squirrel is so darn cute!

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  13. Goodness - that is cold. I haven't seen frosty glass like that for a long time - I love the intricate patterns that it makes - nature does these things best doesn't she. Beautiful.

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  14. Gorgeous photos of your cold winter day Sara. I love the unknown animal track through the snow but the frosty windows are stunning. Have a cozy warm weekend!
    Pam

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  15. Beautiful. Have a nice weekend, too.
    Greetings :-)

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  16. What a lovely shot of the woodpecker! A shot that has evaded me so far.

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  17. Talven ihmemaa!
    Kuurankukkien taikaa ja kahvia kermavaahdolla.
    Se on täydellistä viikonvaihteen viettoa!

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  18. The photos of your window are amazing! I keep going back to look at them again. And I love those tracks...how interesting. I showed them to my hubby. Happy weekend!

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  19. I admire your photography ♥♥♥
    Have a great weekend

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  20. Great photos, enjoyed them all. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  21. Now that's COLD! You were brave to venture out but I'm glad you did as your photos are wonderful!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  22. Such beautiful photos!!! The frost pictures are truly incredible, but oh gosh, it must be so very very cold! Hope that you are keeping warm and safe! xx

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  23. Beautiful photos. The frost ferns are so lovely! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  24. I feel terrible for moaning about -15! We are so lucky to be enjoying a mild winter here. I should be more grateful! Nature does have an artist gift doesn't she? I love the pale pink tulips in your header.

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  25. This is definitely one of my favorite collection of photos from you. The little squirrel is darling and the snow scenes took my breath away.

    Simply beautiful, my friend. Have a wonderful new week. Hugs and joy!

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  26. Amazing - you have captured Winter perfectly for me.
    I can't begin to know how cold -31C is.
    The pristine snow shots with the paw prints are my favourites and the beautiful little squirrel!
    I'm longing for a zoom lens and a macro too!
    Shane x

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  27. Upeita kuvia!
    Linnuista on kyllä huolehdittava näillä keleillä, minä kävin ulkona vain viemässä niille ruokaa. Ja hakemassa puita takkaan:)

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  28. Brrr...che freddo - 31!!! Le foto sono bellissime il piccolo scoiattolo è semplicemente stupendo . Ciao Marina :)

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  29. Well that is some mighty cold weather - I almost feel bad for complaining about my temperatures that have barely reached the minuses some nights! It looks like you rewarded yourself with a nice hot treat once back home. Yum.

    The third picture down is adorable!

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  30. Your images are beautiful, Sara. I love how you capture the beauty of winter. The frost photos are stunning; they remind of one the houses I lived in as a child, when I would wake up to see what paintings Jack Frost had left on my window. Thank you for participating in Sunlit Sunday and sharing your appreciation for this season.

    Karen

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  31. Your frost images are gorgeous. I love the sun peaking over the horizon. The sparkling snow is magical. Happy Sun Lit Sunday!

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  32. I always shudder when I see how cold Finland can get and yet you manage to get outside to take the most incredible photos. You would definitely benefit from a macro lens, hope one comes to you soon Sara. I looked in my animal tracks book and the tracks you captured could indeed be mink, one footprint slightly in front of the other.
    xx

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  33. Fabulous woodpecker and tracks. Those frosty windows are so creative....love your captures. Seems it has to be pretty cold to get that frosty window. We are getting another snow storm again so we are hunkering down indoors!

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  34. Hi, Sara! Beautiful frosty pictures. I have stolen some of ideas for photos for my Sunday's walk, as we finally also have winter here. -32C!!!! How do you survive this? Here, kids are allowed not to go to school if it is -20C outside.

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  35. Yes, I so enjoyed those fern frost photos and I'm so curious as to the tracks! I think it's -17F. here this morning, but that temp is taken in the village and we're always a bit colder. At those temps, it hardly seems to matter, because in my book it's just plain too cold! I'm so thankful for our wood burning stove and a good supply of firewood.

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  36. What beautiful photos, I love the ones of the ice patterns. So pretty

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  37. Cute, cute squirrel. I'm really liking frosted window photos this season.

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  38. Hello Sara !
    I think this is my first time here and I am in love with your photos: )
    The frost pictures are absolutely stunning .. we don't get a chance to see that any more since windows have evolved so heat efficient etc .. so seeing these have reminded me of my childhood and the awe I had in seeing those amazing patterns.
    Thank you !
    Joy : )

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  39. Wonder post, Sara. Nature is amazing.It gives us good gifts at each station. Precious photos of this cold winter.
    Good tuesday.
    Besos.

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  40. Beautiful images of the ice, Sara. Footprints in the snow are always interesting to try and identify. A mink! That would be a wonderful capture on your camera if you saw one.

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  41. Absolutely loved the frost photos! An amazing artist indeed! But that wee squirrel, now he's just as adorable as it gets! Great post!

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  42. I lOVE your squirrel! Hee Hee!!! Also the frost pics are fantastic! Beautiful pictures all!

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  43. On ne kauniita nuo kuurankukkaset! En yhtään ihmettele, vaikka ne ovat inspiroineet taiteilijoita. Luonto osaa!

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