Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Coasting Down the Hill



Frosty is the morning;
But the sun is bright,
Flooding all the landscape
With its golden light.


 




Hark the sounds of laughter
And the voices shrill!
See the happy children
Coasting down the hill.


 



Eyes with pleasure beaming,
Cheeks with health aglow;
Bless the merry children,
Trudging through the snow!



 



Now I hear them shouting,
"Ready! Clear the track!"
Down the slope they're rushing,
Now they're trotting back.


 





Full of fun and frolic,
thus they come and go.
Coasting down the hillside,
Trudging through the snow.






36 comments:

  1. Such a lovely posting, Nadezda! Awesome pictures. It would be fun to join those children.

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    1. Satu, I hope you haven't such strong frost as we have here. The kids can sledging in any weather!
      I saw the kids sledging near our hotel 'Arthur' in Kaisaniemi last winter. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Your poem and pictures are wonderful and make me want to play in the snow too!

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    1. The snow is wonderful in a photo, actually it's cold. The hands and feet getting cold too very fast. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hallo Nadezda!Your photos are fantastic!Lovely sceans with snow!Great poem too!Have a lovely evening my dear!
    Dimi..

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    1. Merry Christmas, DIMI! I'm glad you liked the poem, I was looking for some to go with pictures.

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    1. Yahooo! It's pity my sledges are too small for me, so I can only look and take photos :)) Thank you, Astrid!

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  5. Welcome Nadezda!
    Beautiful winter pictures. Wonderful post. Great poem.
    For me there is no snow. I hope it falls on Christmas.
    I send greetings
    Lucia

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    1. I wish the snow fall on Christmas in your place too!
      Merry Christmas and happy New Year, dear lucia!

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  6. Hi,Nadezda
    I brought up the snowy place so your images reminds me of my childfood!
    Thank you for sharing joyful shots:)

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    1. I'm glad the snow reminded you some nice years. Thank you, Keity, and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Great post Nadezda, I wonder what it would be like to live somewhere where it snowed at Christmas, I guess I can only imagine, oh well.
    Have a great day
    Karen.

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    1. Karen, I live in North and we have snow till March. Can you imagine: you could sledging 4 months!
      Merry Christmas!

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  8. Hello Nadezda..
    I came over from dear Betty's blog.
    Lovely christmas post.
    Hope to see you over at my side of the world.
    No snow here.
    Happy Christmas
    val.
    valerietilstenblogspot.com

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    1. Val, thank you for stopping by my blog!
      I've read your last post and wrote my comment.
      Merry Christmas!

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  9. Seeing the sledging is just amazing! We used to have winters like this when I was a kid but things have changed so much now. A couple of years back we had lots of snow and when I wasn't having to work out how I could get to where I needed to go, a friend and I took our snowboards to a local field with a big hill and made a little jump! It was cool! As soon as I needed to try and drive somewhere though or go to work, things became unpleasant!! I loved the snow as a child though, happy memories : )

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    1. Anna, I understand you very well. The snow can be a problem. This winter we haven't lots of snow and the roads are cleaning every night. In the morning the streets are looking well. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  10. Give me some of your snow and frost. All we have is rain, rain, rain.
    Lovely pictures of happy children playing in the snow.

    Happy Christmas, Nadezda.

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    1. Frico, I'd like to send you some snow, but the wind blows in other side :0))
      Merry Christmas to you, your beloved and Milly, good health and peaceful New Year!

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  11. Tobogganing, what fun! We haven't had enough snow for that yet but I love the shouts of excitement you hear as the toboggans hurtle down the hill. You have a wonderful first photo with the beam of light on the snow, good to see all those footprint marks, means the snow is being enjoyed :)

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary, I'm glad you liked my photo, it was cold when I took these pictures and my camera said that it doesn't want to work more 0((.
      Merry Christmas!

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  12. Hi Nadezda, What a cheerful post. The children look like they are having fun:) I love the photos, especially the first one and the poem fits them perfectly.
    A very happy Christmas to you Nadezda! Good health and good times in the year ahead.
    Betty

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    1. Betty, I tried to find the poem that goes well to my pictures and glad you liked it.
      I wish you to have all things you want and I wish to your grandchildren to be the best granny's helpers.
      Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year!

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  13. Hi, Nadezda! I have something for you in my blog...

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    1. I appreciate this Award, thank you, Satu!

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  14. I haven't been tobogganing in years. I used to love it as a child. So far we are having a green Christmas here. All the best for the holidays and the new year Nadezda!

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    1. I wish you white Happy Christmas! Thank you, Jennifer!

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  15. Beautiful photos, very far from the weather in London right now, we had nice sunshine and 12 degrees Celsius today and I was out working in my garden. Christmas holiday will be a wash-out with rain and more rain they say. No white Christmas for us! I wouldn't mind some of your snow just for a couple of days, but no more than a couple of days :-)

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    1. Helene, I think you can imagine your Norwegian winter and you might was sledging in that time.
      Thank you!

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  16. Beautiful images of fun in the snow and I loved your poem. There is no snow here yet, but we expect a white Christmas.

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    1. Donna, I'm glad you liked my post. Thank you!

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  17. Beautiful and fun pictures. I love second photo most of all though the rest are good too. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by.
      Merry Christmas, Stiletto!

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  18. Beautiful photos, Nadezda! What a delight to see all the children enjoying it as well. We don't have enough snow for sledding yet, but I'm sure it won't be long.

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    1. Rose, I do hope you'll have snow on Christmas.
      Thank you!

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