A Feeling of Snow

The weather is cold as we enter a dark and almost eerie forest. Hesitantly, the snow begins to fall. Floating, fluttering snowflakes fall on trees, and moss. As if the snow doesn’t know the meaning of it.
Hours later, when I look over my shoulder on our way out of the forest I know the purpose. The forest has turned into a bright living adventure.
A homage to nature.

Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby, En vinterskov 1882

Danish painter Anders Andersen-Lundby, Winter Evening 1886.

Hanna Greenwood, An Enchanted Winter Day 2021

“There is nothing in the world so quiet as snow,
when it softly falls through the air,
muffles your steps,
lulls, lulls gently
the voices which speak too loudly.”1

Danish painter Peder Mørk Mønsted, Wood in Snow

Note

1 The danish author Helge Rode wrote the poem in 1886, There is nothing in the world as quiet as snow

26 thoughts on “A Feeling of Snow

    • Thanks for that, Mike. It must have been a privilege to experience that kind of nature every day. Your tours/photos seem to have impressed me, so when I see commercials from the Swiss nature, I think of ‘A little bit out of focus’ 😀😀

  1. That is a beautiful photo and walk you took. And those paintings are quite lovely. The best part about winter weather.

    • Thanks a lot, Bill!! The experiences in nature are endless 😎
      Denmark had a lot of winter weather when I was a child. Those memories are like a treasure chest 😊
      All the best,
      Hanna

  2. Lovely paintings you’ve chosen. I’m often struck by a sense of familiarity, these scenes could be from the Hudson Valley or anywhere in upstate New York.

    • Thanks a lot, Roger!!
      After seeing pictures of the Hudson Valley, we can swap for a week or two 😀😃
      You can read a lot out of landscapes when you get some training. It’s quite interesting. You are right about the similarity. Especially after seeing pictures of Lake Seneca. You live in a wonderful place.

    • Thank you so much, Mei. I have wonderful experiences in frost and snow. Light and silence are like the very best ‘developer’. The landscapes are easily evoked in memory 😊
      Happy walks 💕💕💕
      Hanna

  3. This is a lovely post. I feel like I could feel the fresh air in your photo, and the colors are beautiful. The paintings, too, are a pleasure to see. Thank you for the follow. I’m not sure if you saw my latest post, but there’s a little snow in it – we don’t get snow often in the Pacific Northwest but we had a cold, snowy week between Christmas and New Year – it was wonderful.

    • Thank you for your lovely comment. The fresh air, the light, the crisp squeak under the shoes. It is very sensuous walking in nature in snowy weather.
      Snow for Christmas, is something very special. It’s as if all the fairy tales are intermingling in the preparations for Christmas Eve 😊
      All the best,
      Hanna

  4. The silence of the snowfall. Amazing! The only poets can find the right words. The painting is so real that makes the feeling of being right at this place. Hanna, your post is like a sweet dream! Thank you.

    • Thanks for your wonderful comment, Alexander. It is easy to understand that poets can be inspired by beautiful
      landscapes quietly covered by falling snow. I find that nature walks in snow almost give me a sacred feeling.
      I feel blessed to be present.
      All the best,
      Hanna

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