We are walking, climbing and running down the mountainside and suddenly the lake is there. Indescribably beautiful. We are silent for a moment. The moment must be kept, never forgotten. Mountain lakes are wondrous. A reflection of sky and mountain. A raven watch every step we take. The only sound is the cry of the bird while it is moving uneasily on a branch. Life is here and now.
Outlet at Lake Tahoe by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
The Head of a Scotch Lake by the British painter, Alfred de Breanski
Mountain Scene by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
In the Mountains by the German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
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
1 The danish author Helge Rode wrote the poem in 1886, There is nothing in the world as quiet as snow
The light, the sky and the sea. We are in the northeast corner of Denmark. At the end of the snow-covered road lies Kronborg. Elsinore, home to the buzz of history. Kronborg Castle and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Norwegian painter, Thomas Fearnley, 1802-1842 Helsingør mod Kronborg, vinter. Date of art: 1833, oil on canvas.
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 🙂
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 Joaquín 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, Joaquín Sorolla
The Fisherman, date 1904. Spanish painter and university teacher, Joaquín Sorolla
Time for a Bathe, Valencia, date 1909. Spanish painter and university teacher, Joaquín Sorolla
Valencian Fisherman, date 1895. Spanish painter and university teacher, Joaquín Sorolla
Some journeys are about a quest: An adventure, the magic of course, and about treasures and love. *
The Matterhorn German-American painter, Albert Bierstadt
The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, scribble or not scribble— to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills. ~ Phillip Connors
Frühling am See Austrian painter, Alois Tott
You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, I have a world apart that is not among men. Green Mountain ~ Li Bai
The Watzmann German Romantic landscape painter, Caspar David Friedrich
My first encounter with mountains was in Italy. After one night of driving, the mountains towered up in front of me. That landscape was magnificent and impressive. I’ll will never forget the following days on narrow mountain roads. A sublime adventure.
Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard. Amalfi Coast seen from Convento dei cappuccini – 1894
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. ~ Anita Desai
Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard. View of the Gulf of Naples – 1871.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes
Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard. Lodge on Lake Como
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. ~ Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon
Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard. Pergola in Amalfi ca. 1880