Saturday, 25 December 2010

The Little Man's First Winter Wonderland Trail





Christmas is largely celebrated on the 24th across Scandinavia, and much of Western Europe, so the 25th is a quiet day of introspection, recovery and repose. To achieve our own state of tranquility, the Little Man and I took our first proper walk together in the forests north of Copenhagen, spending the festive season in Denmark as we are. With temperatures at -7C we both wrapped up warm, paying our respects to a diligent layering system, and set off into the profuse, abundant snow. The paths through the forest were well worn - skiers and walkers alike blazing a trail through the half-metre deep drifts of pure, white powder. We strolled slowly, cautiously, blissfully, devouring the enchanting domain encircling us and exalting in each other's company. The Little Man variously slept, gurgled and stared, revelling in (as babies do) the light around him - so easy for his eyes to pick out the dark, silhouetted arboreal spectres against the pearly-white background. We stooped to capture for Mrs M the beauty and majesty of the towering, spidery giants garbed in white and to sit and watch nature in its own serenity. I can think of no better way to celebrate Christmas than this, followed by a hearty lunch with family and a warming hot chocolate.


Merry Christmas everyone.








7 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, too.

    Beautiful pictures.

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  2. Thank you - it was a really special couple of hours with him. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  3. i dreamt of taking snow pics... sigh... thanks for sharing. it's hot all year round in malysia

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  4. Lily: The snow is a wonderful, magical transformation but I think there is a lot to be said for a little warmth too...

    Merry Christmas to you and I hope you are enjoying the festive sunshine.

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  5. Ahh the views look so familiar, the forests around Copenhagen are wonderful and so often there are people of all ages in them, such a pleasing sight. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Roger: yes I really like them too. You never know, we might get to do more of it some day. The Little Man seemingly enjoyed it too. The snow made it something even more special.

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  7. Thank you - it was a really special couple of hours with him. Merry Christmas to you too!

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