Brr, it’s getting cold outside and Jack Frost is nipping at my toes, so while I snuggle up with a big steaming glass of mulled wine, I’m thinking of winter and all the things I associate with the season.
Winter wouldn’t be winter for me without a dusting of snow; this is from high up on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.
I always associate the sweet smell of roasting chestnuts with this time of year and I love the look of those little vending carts that pop up on city streets throughout the winter season.
And there’s no better way to chase away the winter blues than to sit in front of a blazing log fire…
…sipping mulled wine. So I’m going to pour myself another glass while you mull over your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Winter
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Tell me, what does winter mean to you?
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. -Andrew Wyeth
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. -John Burroughs
Those chestnut vans look so quaint.
..and smell so good, mmm! 🙂
Like your winter images…snow, chestnuts, blazing fire – I go for all of those. I’ll have to see what else I can come up with! What it is to be challenged! 🙂
Hurrah, glad you like my wintry challenge, Sue! xxx Ailsa
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That forest in winter…so familiar and beautifully calm. And the warmth of the last photo makes a perfect balance, Ailsa 🙂
Here’re bits and pieces of my winter: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/travel-theme-winter/
Oh what a lovely collection of wintry photos, Ese – and I do believe that’s the very first red-eyed snowman I’ve ever seen! 🙂
It’s just the beginning – be sure they will keep coming 😀 Thank you.
Settling in for a perfect winter. Does look like Christmas.
NIce insight by Wyeth “Bone structure of the landscape” – could only be written by one who walks the land
It’s beautifully descriptive, isn’t it?
This I will join – love winter. *smile
Hurrah, looking forward to your post, viveka. xxx
Going to be published just now.
Oh viveka, I love your post, with all those frosty grasses and I adore the expression ‘apricot morning’ – it’s delicious. So glad you joined in! xxx Ailsa
Ailsa, winter is my thing … I couldn’t resit *smile
Healthy problems has stopped from blogging so much as I have done … today I have a good day – and I will join in again. Thank you so much for your lovely comment.
Here’s to many more good days in your future, viveka. xxx Ailsa
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I loved the Wyeth quote! I do love a good snow snowstorm!
Oh yes, I love snowstorms too, Susie, especially if I don’t have to drive in them! 🙂
Wonderfully sensual with the engrained smell of chestnuts and mulled wine? Sounds delish! I have never had it !
Wait, what? You’ve never had mulled wine? Or chestnuts? Oh my gosh, I may have to come over to your house right now and fix that! 🙂
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Hi- I just posted above. I have never had mulled wine , NO : ) I have never even heard of it except cider ? As to the Chestnuts, ahhhhh yes, but come on over anyway Alisa !! Cheers!
Mulled cider is pretty yummy too. Ooh, I’m suddenly feeling all festive! xxx
Me too !!!! YAY!
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Perfect theme for the season! I have to tell ya, I am over all of this snow we’ve had here in Chicago. Which is why I’m heading off to Brazil! So this year, winter to me will mean beaches and caiperinhas 😉 Happy Holidays!
Yum, have an extra caipirinha for me while you’re at it, Kavi. xxx
Can I curl up near the fire, Ailsa? It looks heavenly 🙂 Great theme with great photos.
Here’s my take on Winter: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/travel-theme-winter/
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Happy Winter! http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/12/20/happy-winter-2/
Hi everybody friends
Here my choice
Love your interpretation of winter – crisp, clean white snow, roasted chestnuts and sitting in front of a logged fire with mulled wine. Love the quotes too. I shall go away and see what winter photos I can come up with…
Crikey, all these entries… Well, here’s mine: http://suejudd.com/2013/12/20/weekly-photo-challenge-one-travel-theme-winter/
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Winter in NYC……http://shaanthz.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/travel-theme-winter/
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Here is my winter in Hamburg 😉
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Lovely! Fire is always fascinating, hot and cosy to sit by with a good book…Great shots showing winter! Here in Sweden there is nothing like it this year – yet. So, here’s my solution
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I like your selections, Ailsa. Especially that roaring fire 🙂 Here is my ‘winter’ – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/winter-is/
Winter and the idealised Christmas go hand in hand – such a lovely challenge for this week Ailsa – and perfect shots to share with us. Have a happy happy Christmas and all the joys of the road in 2014.
Thanks for sharing your mulled wine, and log fire, both are warming to my spirit and toes, vicariously! I had posted this one in the wrong place, so here it is now where it really belongs.
Pilgrim at Walden Pond
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Wintry scenes from the Raritan River Basin – http://nwnl.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/its-almost-winter/
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I’ve spent most of December in Hawaii, which was fantastic. Having said that, there something special about a bit of snow at this time of year… http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/winter-one-derland/
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Winter is coming. http://holley4734.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/winter-is-coming-travel-theme/
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Great theme and very timely! Here’s my entry: http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/travel-theme-winter/
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