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Oh hi there! Here I am with nothing to say. Okay, I have something to say...let's see if I can dig it out of the inner recesses of my brain.

It's beautiful here today, but OMG so cold. It was -9C when I left for work this morning and despite the fact that sun was shining and the entire sky was this pale, translucent pinky lavender blue all day long it was FREEZING. With a capital BRRRR. The fog was laying low over the fields all last night which meant that this morning everything was covered in inches-long hoarfrost. And because the sun was shining it was sparkling like diamonds EVERYWHERE.


I want so bad to go out and take pictures, but guess what? Sparkles don't really translate well to photos. All my winter and hoarfrost photos are always monochrome white and blue. Boring. Maybe I should go out and take videos. I will try, though I was told tonight that it is supposed to warm up this weekend which means everything will melt and all the diamond sparkles will disappear. So sad. Also, I am pretty much inside all day and by the time I get out of work, the sun is starting to go down and the fog is starting to wisp across the fields and it's too bloody cold to stand around outside snapping pictures while your fingers freeze, especially if you ony have an iPhone because then you can't wear gloves because it has to have contact with your FROZEN FINGERTIPS. Stupid iPhones.

You know, we have at least 3 digital cameras around here somewhere. I wonder if I tried to sell them, if anyone would buy them. We can't sell the Wii for love or money...I bet digital cameras are the same thing. Everyone wants iPhones and Xboxes. Poor worthless Wiis. Maybe they'll be like vinyl albums someday, though: making a comeback and being all valuable! Says every hoarder ever. ( no attention to the shelf of record albums behind me)

Did I say whatever it was I had to say? Who knows? Who cares? EVERYTHING IS COVERED IN SPARKLES AND DIAMONDS.
mood: enthralled
music: Vienna Teng—Hope on Fire


OOOOH! I loved seeing the hoarfrost when I was in Sweden in the winter. Lucky you! Love, Lizardmom

It's been foggy and freezing for days and today it was snowing again. SO PRETTY.

It's times like those when I wish I could paint. In watercolours.

My daughter has my Wii and she won't bring it back!

The problem is that when I take photos they are either all white or all blue, depending on what time of day it is :D

Ray, being English, had never seen snow before that looked like a field of diamonds until a few weeks ago. He just stood at the window and watched because not only was it glittering on the ground, but falling from the sky catching the street light, it was like a shower of tiny diamonds. And no, it won't photograph worth a damn - I tried.

They don't have snow in England? That seems strange. It's right next door.

Down in this part of England, when it snows, it's usually at around zero or a couple of degrees less, but it lasts a very short while and usually turns to browny slurry quickly.


Those diamond sparkles are the prettiest. It's like being in a glittery postcard! They have fascinated me ever since I was a child. :)



I tried to leave a comment on your blog but not sure it's showing up. And the images on the side under Instagram lead to a broken link...would love to follow your Instagram feed if you still have one!

From Megsie

How I love stream of consciousness posts! And Hoarfrost! So beautiful. The diamonds in the snow are one of my favorite things too. Yesterday it snowed with snow-globe snow. That is exactly how I felt, like I was stuck in a snow globe. So pretty. It has warmed up a bit here hovering by the freezing mark. This weekend is Dance Recital Weekend. I bow to you.

I bought a GameBoy for Anders not this Christmas but the one before. He definitely wanted the actual old game and not some modern simulation. So you never know, that Wii might just hit someone's nostalgia nerve one day. ;-)

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