A Winter’s breath

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep– Robert Frost-“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Winter on our side of the mountain


past corridors of light

snow glow

and ancient guardians


out back the lights twinkle



and outside the window


the cattle are lowingcattle were lowing

and who doesn’t love a Heilan Coo!!


and I just had to resurrect this from a few years ago- my brother and I with the kids up the mountain with Grieg ( one of my very faves). My brother is in Mexico this winter while we languish on the coast and the kids are now busy with their own friends!

The real action starts at 1:47 I am holding the bouncing camera and not very well but —–the joy is infectious and Little “Teg” is valkyrie crazy while I’m screaming “don’t jump!” She jumps!

To all our beautiful children

the hall of the mountain king

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Wonderful! And that video is amazing … love love the music with the fun!

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    1. so pleased you enjoyed it Julie!! yes fun!!

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  2. You create strong images that show nature’s influence. Always enjoy your storytelling.

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    1. thank you Sally and for your visit!


  3. Ah, ah…very nice short film and wonderful you smiling and relaxed. Happy Year to you all!!!
    Ciao, Glauco

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    1. So good to hear from you Glauco. Thank you for visiting and many blessings to you in the year to unfold.


  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Very beautiful, my friend, and “the hall of the mountain king” stirs me.

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    1. it is very stirring when you are with three crazy children. 😀 Thanks Adrian!

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  5. Anita says:

    Breathtakingly lovely winter pictures, Cybele! I too especially love the Heiland Coo! 🙂

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    1. I miss your blogging pics Anita!! Happy New Year and thanks for visiting!

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  6. Love your photos — as always! I can say brrr! That’s one fancy cow! LOL! What a fun video bursting with happy memories for you. It looks like so much fun! Have a great weekend!

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    1. children don’t say children long enough!! Good to see you here Linda and will look forward to your next post!!

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      1. That’s a true statement about children. My new grandson is already four months old and I have yet to see him. They live across country. Pictures and videos just are not the same ….

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      2. aww Linda, I hope you see him soon!!!

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  7. paula graham says:

    Utterly Divine

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    1. many thanks Paula!!


  8. Eh love a heilan coo and eh love yir blog the day. it’s braw. A buttie shivery aye but braw xxx

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    1. Hugs to you dear Shehanne!! May we meet one braw day!!

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      1. xxxxx Cybele… sorry I got so broadly Dunonian where we say Sehbele, But one thing does not change. i hope we do too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Sue says:

    Love that. Coo….and I’m trying to remember that poem….

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    1. Robert Frost- stopping by woods on a snowy evening!! Thanks for popping by Sue!

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      1. Sue says:

        I knew it rang a faint bell in my mind….

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  10. Tina Schell says:

    Count me in also for the Coo Cybele!

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  11. sedge808 says:

    ‘and who doesn’t love a Heiland Coo’


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  12. What a fun video, Cybele. The music really fits well. 😃👏🏻

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    1. I am so pleased you got a kick out of it!!! Those days are always so short and children grow so fast!!

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