Scenes of winter

Forget what I said about winter in a last post. When I opened up my curtains on Wednesday morning, there was a big cover a fluffy white crystals covering the landscape. The snow on my neighbor’s roof almost blinded me, as the sun reflected heavily of the snow surface. A true winter wonderland. The bus to school did not show up as expected. So slightly in panic I ran back to the house and practically commanded my dad to bring me to the city to catch my bus to college. At 8.27am we arrived at the main hall and set ourselves ready to ruuuuuun to the exam room, halfway across campus. Why are teachers always late?
When I got home that afternoon I wasn’t really in a mood to study. I needed a little break from my books and so I grabbed the camera, put on a few extra layers and stepped outside. Those “few extra layers” were tights under my jeans, a pair of basic socks, a pair of thick wool socks, legwarmers, a shirt, a cardigan, a sweater and a coat. To keep my fingers happy I wore dad leather gloves and my head was kept warm by the fleece lined hat grandma bought for me in Düsseldorf. Hey, a girl has to keep warm right? Like a waggling penguin I made my way into the woods, where I got all snappy happy. It’s so fun how a camera can strike up interesting conversations! A lot of people were out that day, and I was stopped several times to be asked about photography or by people pointing the way to pretty scenes. There was a group walk going on and the hikers asked to take their group photo. A little later I ran into my dad, who won’t let me go into the woods by myself and so gave me a lecture. Whoops. A man with one of those big fat Canon approached us and asked if he could take a few photos of Dasha, our German Shepard  in the snow. He put a snowball on the poor thing’s head! He promised to send us the photo if he’s finished editing so maybe I’ll show it later on 🙂 That is, if I don’t forget!
To catch up on my last post about traveling and what holds me back to just GO, I think I’ve found a good first step. A nearby bus company offers short and one day trips to our neighboring countries, and especially their offer on Canterbury caught my attention! I’ll have to wait until my internship starts to know what days I have off, but I’ve been thinking about this offer for the past year now, and since it’s only about $30, I think I might just go for it! I’ll keep you updated 🙂
Check out last years scenes of winter here

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  • Beautiful photos! It's quite a winter wonderland here too, but I'm stuck in the city because of my exams. Can't wait to go home!
    And Canterbury sounds dreamy, I wish we had offers like that here (but we don't :().

  • your poor dog! lol i love how you describe yourself as a penguin 🙂

  • Love the pictures, they took me to another world altogether! Must say that Winter is like one of my favourite seasons ever. Also, love how you described this.


  • Die laatste foto is subliem. Mensen zijn inderdaad echt geïnteresseerd in elk toestel dat ietwat ingewikkelder lijkt dan het doorsnee compact cameraatje 🙂 Camera's zorgen gewoon voor sociale cohesie, AMEN.

  • First off, very lovely photos with gorgeous light.

    Secondly, what a fun idea to try these day trips! Can't wait to see an update on this.

  • okay so i LOVE snow. i really do. its just so gorgeous and perfect. but lately, it's also been bringing along some dreadful cold weather and a chilly breeze. not fun. but when i see your pictures like this, it makes me love it again 🙂

    The DayLee Journal

  • Love these photos! I love winter.

  • Supermooie foto's! En Canterbury is echt leuk, ben er in het 6de middelbaar ook al geweest op studiereis haha, gezellig stadje! x

  • these are gorgeous photos.
    and you are good at layering.
    definitely need all of that to stay warm.


  • lovely photos 😀

  • Yes. I demand that you travel as much as you can. See the world!

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  • what beautiful scenes from winter. i always curse the cold and snow, but then like you said im reminded of its fleeting beauty and we make amends 🙂

    again, gorgeous photos.
    tiana of l'esthetique

  • Um go for it if it only costs 30$!!

    Also these photos are so beautiful Nikki. I especially love that last one. The light looks like it is inside the snow! And good job on the layering! Sounds like my outdoor excursions when I'm back home in a snowier climate.

  • So exciting! I can't wait to see your photography from Canterbury! $30, you lucky duck!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  • Oh those are BEAUTIFUL pictures! My parents think I am crazy 'cause I go out for like, hour long walks in below freezing weather in just a hoodie, shirt, jeans and socks. Sometimes a scarf and hat! I am definitely not a bundle-upper. XD

  • I'm glad you made it to school in time!

    I LOVE These snow photos, it's so beautiful – even if you did have to dress up in loads of layers to get out and take the photos 🙂

    So jealous of the snow with the heat here!

  • Thank you so much for your comment hun, it made my day!

    Really like your photos here, especially the first one!

    Have a great day,

  • I love these snow photos!!!
    When is winter I'm the less-sexy-lady that you could see!!!
    That's why I love summer!!!!

  • these photos are so beautiful. I love the mood you have captured in these images.

  • Good for you making that travel wish happen! You're lucky you're at a point in life where you can financially and relationally make that happen — take advantage! Agreed on winter too. It's -13' outside but the snow and frost make it so beautiful!

    <3 Cambria

  • I'm so jealous of all of the snow! It doesn't feel anything like winter here in LA and I so want it to!

    Lady à la Mode

  • What stunning pictures!!!

  • Stunning photos, so great quality, there is no snow in my city !

    What about following each other on several networks : GFC/FB and Instagram for exemple ?

    Elegantesque Blog

  • I can't get over how beautiful these snow-covered shots are of the woods. My favorite is definitely the last one – so magical. It's making me miss the snow already (I know I'll regret that after this weekend's snow storm in NY). 😛


  • Your photography is beautiful! such lovely photos!

  • These pictures are incredible. I really hate the cold but love the snow- a bit of an odd combination! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! I've followed you on GFC!

    xx Kait


  • I have been loving all the pictures of pets in the snow. So cute, for some reason!

  • Such gorgeous photos Nikki! They almost make winter seem OK…if only it wasn't so freaking cold lately 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • these pictures are GORGEOUS, i'm glad you went exploring in the snow. i laughed when i imagined you waddling out to the woods like a penguin- and what a pain it is to take all those hundred layers off when finally coming inside haha. that's so fun that people actually stopped to talk to you about photography and even suggested some snaps; i love when people are welcoming like that 🙂

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  • such pretty pictures – you're so talented nikki!

  • These pictures are gorgeous! I always seem to have blown out photos when I'm shooting snow — your shots are full of rich, beautiful color! Super envious!

  • great photos! your tights are so cute!

  • beautiful snow photos! cute story about the photo taking, and hope to see the picture of the dog 🙂

  • love the pictures!! sometimes there is really nothing better than wandering outside with a camera

    so glad i found your blog 🙂

  • Beautyful Pics <3
    You have a great blog,maybe we can follow each other!