One winter …

Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you’re at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you’re at!

The Mad Hatter –ย Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Twinkle is a too twee word, much better things that sparkle.

One winter, many winters ago, the morning silently sparkled (and twinkledย aย bit):

One winter morning ...

One winter morning ... One winter morning ... One winter morning ...

Twinkle twinkle chocolate bar
Your dad drives a rusty car
Press the starter
Pull the choke
Off he goes in a cloud of smoke.

Anon

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40 comments

  1. la_lasciata · December 14, 2014

    Indeed ‘sparkle’ is a better word for these lovely shots. But methinks there is a tad too much protest … {grin}

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the less than sparkling (twinkly) weather we have at the moment – it is getting me down ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • la_lasciata · December 14, 2014

        Unhappily, I understand that such is almost always the case up north there, after a progressively shorter time each year. Melatonin might help – and no, I ain’t kiddin’ …
        ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. suej · December 14, 2014

    I totally agree with twee twinkle….much better to have a bit of sparkle! Lovely snowbound images

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      Many thanks Sue – shame it isn’t like that here at the moment, just dull and wet
      ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • suej · December 14, 2014

        Bad luck…we in the South are having beautiful sunshine, but due rain later today….

      • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

        It’s grim up t’north ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. Malin H · December 14, 2014

    What a lovely post, Robin.Beautiful images x 4.

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      Many thanks Malin – just digging through the archive to remind myself how spectacular it can look around here (it doesn’t today).

      • Malin H · December 14, 2014

        Keep on digging, Robin! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. klaasfidom · December 14, 2014

    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr, nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. LaVagabonde · December 14, 2014

    Hahaha. Love the alternative songs. And the photos, of course. I have doubts that this will be the scene this winter in most of Europe.

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      You may be right – just back from a very dull and wet walk – http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/5055288
      We are heading for Norway on Wednesday in search of snow and northern lights.

      • LaVagabonde · December 14, 2014

        Have a fabulous holiday up there, Robin. ๐ŸŽ„ Hope you get some good shots of those lights.

      • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

        Many thanks Julie – if the lights don’t show up, I will be contacting our lawyer ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. ilargia64 · December 14, 2014

    Wonderful light in those photographs!!!

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      Many thanks, it was a very special morning (which shows no sign of repeating itself right now ๐Ÿ˜ฆ )

  7. Pit · December 14, 2014

    Sometimes I really envy you: what wonderful sights! But then, the Texas Hill Country is beautiul, too – only in a different way.
    Have a great Sunday afternoon and evening,
    Pit

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      Many thanks Pit, you too.
      There is not much to envy here right now – very wet and dull. Texas Hill Country sounds very tempting!

  8. Robyn Graham Photography · December 14, 2014

    I absolutely love the first image! Perfect composition….inviting!

    • northumbrianlight · December 14, 2014

      Many thanks Robyn – I confess this has appeared before but I ‘dabbled’ with Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask to make it ‘twinkle’ some more ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design · December 14, 2014

    I want another winter like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. kiwiskan · December 14, 2014

    fantastic photos

  11. zark66 · December 14, 2014

    Amazing photos! Wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2014

      Many thanks – the stars are the light and the snow – anyone can point and shoot great images on a morning like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Tina Schell · December 15, 2014

    Beautiful but better you than me!! THey do look like a Currier and Ives postcard tho, don’t they?!

    • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2014

      Many thanks Tina – I love the cold and snow; we will be in Kirkenes on Christmas Day! I had to Google Currier and Ives – now I know – very educational this blogging lark ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Tina Schell · December 15, 2014

        LOL! I thought about that when I said it. Very famous here ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2014

        I love these cultural surprises – I had thought to include this Youtube video by the sixties singer, Twinkle, but thought nobody outside the UK would know about it (you have to be a certain age as well ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  13. socialbridge · December 15, 2014

    Super photos. Love them.

    • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2014

      Many thanks Jean – I love these sorts of mornings. Hopefully we will get some more this year.

  14. elleturner4 · December 15, 2014

    Lovely photosโ€ฆbut the poetry!! Marvellous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • northumbrianlight · December 15, 2014

      Many thanks Elle – the poetry is almost Wordsworthian ๐Ÿ˜€

      • elleturner4 · December 15, 2014

        Yes I’d have to agree…do you practise much? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. calmas5 · December 16, 2014

    Wow fantastic images..

    • northumbrianlight · December 16, 2014

      Many thanks – such an easy subject, it all looked so good from any angle.

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