Anything else than, I live in a strange country
We sat on the porch, eating lunch, enjoying the sunshine in a top tank and bare foot
Just saying,,, spring in Sweden is one odd thing, and amazing
Oh mye oh mye.
One awesome, beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, lovely, cold, windy winterday.
This is what I love about winter.
When the sun shine on you and you can feel that it smothly caresses your cheek .
The feeling inside that say, just turn your face up towards the sky.
Let the sun rays give you that awesome feeling of being greatfull and thankfull over living in such a wonderful place.
Slowly we are now moving against spring.
The daylight gets longer. To wake up and actually see anything else than black and grey, it is amazing.
The nights are extremely cold, but in daytime you get that warm feeling.
Snow will start melting and we can take that first hot cup of coffe outside on the porch.
When snow melts I know we will start to look after the first signs of spring.
But for now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, just enjoy the sparkling snow and the cold.
Winter when it shows its most beautiful face. Ice formations that truly are amazing.
Snow, wind, water and low temperatures can create incredible creations.
Can you imagine that some people take a bath in this cold weather. Im not talking about a bath in a bath tub, no in the ocean.
They make a hole in the ice and jump in.
Sience say that its very good for the body. It starts a huge adrenalin kick, and thats suppose to be good for the circulation and heart.
I have no longing at all to even think about trying. I leave that to others,,,,,
But winter is one amazing season
Those kind of days that makes me feel blessed.
Blessed to live in such a magical country.
Sweden have magic at every season, but for me winter is special.
Today was a day filled with sparkling snow. It was -16 degrees Celsius, completely windless, sun gently peeking out between the clouds. In the snow it sparkled like a thousnad diamonds. In the nose, the cold air gave almost a painful experience. Winter when it is at its best.
I wish I could put in the feeling here, so that you could touch it, feel it.
That kind of cold temperatur hurts the skin in a special way. It almost burns a bit of the cold.
The nose and cheeks turn red. You breath slowly and feel all the cold air going down you lungs. So refreshing.
Fingers getting colder and colder, you have to move them all the time so they does not become stiff.
The smell is also special when its cold. It get more intense.
Its like all your senses become extra sharpened.
10 minutes of sunshine and I feel so free again.
10 minutes took a tons of weight away from my shoulders.
I know its just for a little while, but it is.. and thats the only thing that matters.
Its so hard for others to understand how extremely good it feels to see that beautiful light.
Every pore in the skin becomes happy.
Every breath feels like freshness to the fullest.
Every caress of the sunbeam creates a softness on the face.
To live in such a dark country in winter requires the ability to absorb the good.
Not to get light during day time eats of your body and soul.
Scientifically proven, we get a deficiency of vitamin D and it can create depressions and other issues.
But just to look at the sun, try to save that image in my mind make life easier.
On the 22 of december its the darkest day of the year. It last for 3 days but after that we will slowly slowly get a bit more light in to our lifes.
Usually I can feel it in the middle of januari, those small minutes do so much.
When we come to that point where I suddenly discover that I dont have to have all electric lights on for the same amount of time. That day is worth gold.
Its that day when I start to long for the day that I can sit outside on the porch with a warm blanket on my legs, with a hot coffee in my hand, and my face turned up to the sky. Its that day that i start to long for getting to wear a thinner jacket and put away hat and gloves.
Its that day that my eyes start to look for signs of spring.
Small signs that nature are slowly waking up again.
I end today with a little poem that popped up in my mind, sorry for not being so good in English, but I give it a try.
Give word to tones
create music of silence
preserve the feeling
of living memories
in your soul.