We are soon approaching Christmas. Today, in Bergen, Norway, were I am presently staying, I woke up to heavy snowfall this morning. It was really exciting and made for a perfect Christmas mood. Of course, it’s still close to two weeks till Christmas, and the snow may be gone again by then. That’s the way the winters are around here. At least the temperature is falling again, so there is actually hope for a white Christmas.
Of course, I had to get outside and photograph the winter-clad city. I enjoyed just walking around, observing people and cars and even bikes struggling to get through the massive amount of snow—at least before the snowploughs had gotten around the city.
Photographically, the result was somewhat disappointing. Nevertheless, it was still lovely to try to capture the Christmas mood, the energy and the bustling people and city. I have long accepted the fact that some days I am just not going to get any great photos. As much as I keep trying, the muses didn’t seem to hear my call. Or more likely, mentally and creatively I wasn’t present enough. I had my thoughts preoccupied with some concerns of a different kind, and that always makes it harder to unfold creatively. Today was rather a day of sketching, just enjoying being outside and not worry about whether I would capture strong imagery.
Enough of that.
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With that I will log out for this year. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you again in January.
9 thoughts on “That Time of the Year Again”
Wishing you all the snow you want, lots of creativity, and a happy festive season, Otto.
A belated thank you, Jo. I had a lovely holiday. Wish you all the best in the new year.
The picture in this post seems magical enough.
I wish you a productive season.
Thank you, Steve—although it’s late in coming. May you have a great, creative new year.
all the best! merry christmas!!!
A belated thank you, Kate. May you have a wonderful 2023.
Awesome photo (on my birthday.) Have a wonderful 2023.
Thank you Art. I wish you the same for the new year.