Almost A Christmas Tale

The snow fell, buses and trucks slipped off the road. Cars were stuck. Trees broke and blocked the railroad tracks
Two women had the closing guard in a shop close to the large furniture house, Ikea. They were allowed to stay overnight together with 30 customers and employees who also were forced to stay overnight due to the severe snowstorm.

Department store manager Peter Elmose said the staff prepared for a cozy evening in the staff dining room with food and delicacies, beer and the opportunity to watch football.
The overnighters slept in the department store’s exhibited beds and sofas and were offered coffee and rolls in the morning.

It happened on Wednesday in northern Jutland
It’s film material 🙂

 Drifting Snow by the Norwegian painter, Jacob Gløersen. Creation date:1889

The Magic of Nature

I’m looking out my window and everything is gray.
The lake disappear in the mist, but the autumn’s bubbling foliage makes me smile ❤

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”
~ Victoria Erickson

“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
~ Hal Borland

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”
~ Shira Tamir

“Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.”
~ William Wordsworth

The Light by the Sea

Today is a cold rainy day in August. In fact, it could easily have been a day in November.
I was looking through my own pictures to match the light of JoaquĂ­n Sorolla’s wonderful paintings.
But I decided to deviate, with this summer image back in June 2015, where people were wearing overcoats.
Just like today 😀

The light on a Danish beach, Bellevue, 8. June, 2015.

After Bathing, date 1915. Spanish painter and university teacher, JoaquĂ­n Sorolla

The Fisherman, date 1904. Spanish painter and university teacher, JoaquĂ­n Sorolla

Time for a Bathe, Valencia, date 1909. Spanish painter and university teacher, JoaquĂ­n Sorolla

Valencian Fisherman, date 1895. Spanish painter and university teacher, JoaquĂ­n Sorolla