Friday, January 22, 2021

January Pictures

 


I tried to make such shots in which there would be something that makes you look closely at the picture. It could be last year's leaf, surprisingly preserved on a birch branch, dried red Ligularia flowers with snow caps. 

A strange deep blue winter sky reflected in the unfrozen stream. Icicles first appeared this winter. The days were not cold and snow began to melt during the day. 

Today is my birthday. Time flies by, Life goes on. On this day  I am used to meeting  with my family and friends, but this year it is not possible.  Therefore today I want to indulge myself to something tasty, a piece of cake and a glass of red wine.

 




54 comments:

  1. Надежда, сердечно поздравляю с Днем Рождения! Здоровья, счастья, радости в дачно-садовых делах.
    У вас красивая зима на даче.
    Лилии очаровательные.

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    1. Надежда, большое спасибо за поздравление.
      Садово-дачные дела всегда радуют, надо только беречь свои силы.
      Удачного дня.

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  2. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    Happy birthday my friend and many healthy years ahead!!! Yes the way of celebrating a birthday is different from what we are used to do. Let's hope things get better very soon. Your garden looks beautiful with the snow.
    Have a beautiful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Dear Marijke,
      I do hope things get better as well. Thank you very much for your kind words.
      Have a nice day.

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  3. Hello dear Nadezda,

    Happy birthday to you! Yes, times flies by, and we all get older every year. That's the way it is. Beautiful photos of snow from your garden.
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs!

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    1. Dear Marit, Thank you very much!
      The Earth spins and spins and we get older, it's true.
      Our souls stay young.

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  4. Happy Birthday, dear Nadezda!
    Winter is showing its real face this year, isn't it? Lot of snow and some really cold days!

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    1. You're right Tistou. This year winter shows its character, snow, light frost, cold days.
      Thank you!

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  5. Happy birthday, Nadezda. Enjoy your celebratory meal. The scenes you present look like what we all imagine of winter in Northern Russia in January.

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    1. Winters in Russia are different, climate changes. This winter is more or less similar to the average for St. Petersburg.
      Thanks, I really liked the chicken Caesar salad.

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  6. Muchas felicidades y que el año que viene podamos vernos por aquí. Tus fotografías están preciosas. Un abrazo.

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    1. Teresa, tengo el mismo sueño: vivir como antes, viajar y conocer lugares.
      Gracias!

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  7. Dear Nadezda!
    May your birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer. Happy birthday my friend!
    Lovely winter photos. Your garden is amazing even in winter.
    Lucja

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    1. Dear Lucja, your words are so touching. We all need sunshine, happiness, love and peace.
      Glad you liked my pictures. Thank you very much!

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  8. Ensinnäkin lämpimät onnittelut syntymäpäiväsi johdosta.
    Kauniita lumen kuorruttamia kuvia.

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    1. Kiitos, Anemone. The winter pictures give us hope that spring comes soon.

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  9. Querida Nadezda muchas felicidades, que tengas mucha salud y bienestar y que el año próximo lo puedas celebrar como a ti te guste. Preciosas fotos llenas de detalles maravillosos. Un enorme abrazo. Cuidaros mucho.

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    1. Gracias querida Lola!
      Me gustaría celebrar mi próximo cumpleaños como me gustaría.

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  10. Your garden sleeps beautifully under snow, winter fluff...
    Dear Nadezda, on your birthday, I wish you good health,
    reasons to be happy and make your dreams come true.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs and greetings from Anita.

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    1. Thank you Anita, health that we need this year. When spring comes and my dreams will realize.

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  11. Bom dia minha querida amiga essas fotos são da sua casa? Acho que eu congelaria com o inverno de vocês.

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    1. Luiz, si esta es la foto de mi casa pero hay una sisteme de calefacción adentro. La casa no hace frio.

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  12. What amazing photos, I loved the second one.
    My friend, many congratulations 🎁🎉, that life always smiles and brings to you a universe of happiness.
    A big hug

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    1. Thank you indeed Maria.
      There is a small tuja covered with a snow hat on this photo.
      Hugs!

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  13. Belated Happy Birthday -I hope next year you can really celebrate

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  14. Gusta cumplir años amiga. Un día más tarde y te deseo que sigas cumpliendo muchos más. Felicidades 🥂🌷🙅
    Mucha nieve tenéis ahí.Por aquí el agua se la llevó toda.
    Buen fin de semana Nadezda. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Sí, está nevando aquí, Laura. La nieve me aburre, espero con ansias la primavera.
      Gracias por las palabras amables.

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  15. Happy happy Birthday dear Nadezda, all my best and a glass of champaigne to celebrate your personal new year! The garden pics are lovely. Snow in January is a need :)!
    All my best and enjoy your days
    Elisabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth for the kind words.
      Personal new years pass faster and faster.
      Happy week!

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  16. Happy birthday, Nadezda! All the best, and a happy new year!
    Beautiful winter pictures, enjoy your day,

    Hugs, Ida

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    1. Glad you liked my snowy garden Ida.
      Thank you indeed!

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  17. Happy BDay! And many more cozy and indulging in the way you like!!
    Hard times will be replaced by better ones...

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    1. I really hope, Irina, that better times will come soon.
      Thanks for your congratulations.

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  18. Belated Birthday Wishes, I hope you had a lovely day.
    I enjoyed seeing all of your snowy photographs.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Belated happy birthday wishes, dear Nadezda!
    Thank you for your kind comments. We have some health issues in our family now. I'm looking forward to reading your posts with more time.
    Take care!

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    1. Dear Sara, I sincerely wish you to solve all your health problems and you to be healthy as your family members.
      Thank you for your congratulations.

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  20. Belated happy birthday, Nadezda.
    I hope you got your piece of cake and glass of wine.

    What wonderful winter snowscapes, in England snow is always short-lived and messy. I am always glad when it’s gone again.

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    1. I agree, Friko. I love it when the snow is gone, I always look forward to the arrival of spring.
      Thanks for your kind words.

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  21. Snow.... something that I couldn't find here. The lilies are so beautiful! So lovely, I really like it. Keep warm and healthy!

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    1. Glad you love snow Endah. I'd love to be on a beach and to see sun every day.
      Take care of yourself!

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  22. aww....cold, but beautiful....
    great shots.

    Have a wonderful day

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  23. Happy Birthday, dear Nadezda! Beautiful winter images.
    Have a nice week! Take care.
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Tania,
      happy Tuesday, all the best to you.

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  24. My birthday is in January too. I realised I dislike January so much a few years ago that now I celebrate it later in the year. I think perhaps this year I will celebrate it in March, or perhaps April! Alas, it does not make me any younger to celebrate it later :) What time of year do your first spring bulbs generally start to show above ground?

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    1. I do not like January as well Jenny. Because it's cold. This year they are not allowed to visit any museum or gather with friends. I love your idea to celebrate my birthday later, I prefer May when my garden is in bloom :-)
      The first spring crocus and tulips start in April if the weather is warm enough here. It's always a happy event for me.

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  25. I was a little late but I send you my best wishes for your birthday, dear Nadezda !
    I admire your winter pics!
    Greetings

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    1. Glad you like those pictures, Ela.
      Thanks for kind words, it was a lovely day with my family.
      Hugs!

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