Thursday, December 29, 2011

A December Walk In The Woods









How strange that these are photographs of December in Austria. Normally at this time of year we are tucked deep in banks of white snow. But these days, the air is mild, and the birds sing as if it's late March.

These are quiet days; walks, cooking, talking, watching movies, and mostly, spending time with Rafael.

I took out all of my old January issues of my favorite magazines from the couch table and have them in a neat stack, ready to be leafed through like they are every year. Am I the only one whose favorite issues are the January ones? They are always so full of clean freshness...humble designs and hearty, simple meals. Somewhat of a relief from the gaudy Christmas issues, where you feel this pressure for decorating and cooking to be especially spectacular.

January lies ahead...a new year. Soon we'll be packing up the holiday decorations and bringing home hyacinth and tulips.

But first, we'll enjoy these final days of December. And who knows...maybe snow will fall after all?

xoxo

16 comments:

  1. Stunning photos. Happy New Year to you!
    Claudia

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much, Claudia! I am really loving shooting with a Canon 5D and hope I can borrow it a while longer!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Dawn, your photos are simply beautiful. Is this the same camera you mentioned of before? The one Ramon borrowed from work? I think you need one for yourself...your photos are amazing!
    I feel the same way about December. I love all the excess of December (the decorations, baking, eating) but as soon as it is over I just want a clean slate. I've started to take down the extra decorations and am leaving just a few until New Years.
    Hope you are well and that you get some snow!
    xox

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy New Year ..... I always visit your blog with great curiosity and pleasure grazie Dawn

    madamada

    ReplyDelete
  5. Winter maybe late this year but what a treat to get out and snap some wonderful shots! Love the one of that sweet boy's face!! Happy New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh Dawn I love all your photos..you do such an amazing job taking them. I need to take some classes..as I have a two Cannon cameras..a Power Shot & the Rebel. Of course I'm not real mobile so have to take a lot of them out the windows, either the house or the car...smile! Love little Rafeal...he is so sweet! Also dry here Iowa..USA..no snow. Warm temps also...a different year.

    Bless you my dear friend,
    Gert

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi Dawn it looks like winter is late to here in Chicago we have not have any snow .I love your pictures they are beautiful nice to see raffi and the rest of your family .

    Hope you have a wonderful Day :)

    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  8. You're photos are absolutely beautiful! I love them all! :)

    My daughters and I are spending the holidays with my parents for the first time and my daughters' dream was to play in the snow. So much for that. We're in central California, but had planned to go to Lake Tahoe.

    We'll be returning to Mexico next Wednesday, and my girls still have hope of going to the snow.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I wondered if you'd had any snow, as it's been so mild here in the UK (but very windy). Dawn, your pictures are really amazing yet again!
    All the best for 2012.
    Dan
    -x-

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a wonderful collection of photos and moments. Happy Happy New Year Dawn and may we be together soon celebrating being mother & grandmother.
    Yoma & GMa

    ReplyDelete
  11. Austria...now I know where you are from. I am sure it is beautiful there. I, on the other hand am from Dover, NH in the USA.

    Your baby's picture today is over the moon beautiful ...what a bundle of joy he is!!!

    Happy New Year...Happy winter in Austria. We are also lacking in snow...that is fine with me!!! The less, the better!

    Barb

    ReplyDelete
  12. So beautiful Dawn! I just love the serene beauty you capture so well of your surrounding landscape. I always feel so refreshed when I visit...as if I've taken a nice quiet walk in the woods myself.
    LOVE the close-up of Rafael. Absolutely adorable.
    xoTrina

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy New Year to your family. Strange weather everywhere. We have no snow, just cold. Your pictures are so beautiful and I love the one of Rafael, what a cutie!
    Hope we both get a bit of snow before Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy New Year to your family. Strange weather everywhere. We have no snow, just cold. Your pictures are so beautiful and I love the one of Rafael, what a cutie!
    Hope we both get a bit of snow before Spring.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy New Year Dawn to all your wonderful family!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Dawn this is my first comment on your blog but I have been following it for a while now! Not very IT literate wasn't sure how to post a comment! Just wanted to say love your blog and the pictures and sweet little Rafael!Thank you for brightning up my day! xx

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails