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Winter time in our life

Updated on December 17, 2012
author Pavlo Badovskyy
author Pavlo Badovskyy

Autumn is finally over. I am not a fan of autumn and the beauty of falling leaves is always in the shade of a disgusting rainy weather.

What I like is the winter. I mean winter with snow, frost and icy weather. Do not blame me for it. If you do not like it – good for you! But for me winter is an expected time. Why? Gosh, I do not really know…. May be because this is a time when the fireplace in my house burns all day long. … There is some kind of magic in the dancing fire, in the flames leaking logs of wood and bringing warmth and internal pacification. Winter and flames of burning wood create a contrast which makes my arrival home one of the best things in the world.

Approaching home I am looking at the chimney to see if the fireplace is burning and feel a silent joy of what is expecting me at home. I open the door and there is nothing you can compare with the warmth of your room. I am home. I am met by a homey comfort, my family and the cat.

When I leave the house I keep that feeling inside and think about it. In winter return home becomes a real event. It becomes a dream which always come true…

Still don’t like it? You probably did not experience the joy of watching your garden covered with snow. It is lovely and gives your mind a picture of your next summer and snow makes you think about the warmer time. Have a look on the dried plants covered with snow caps and remember how wonderful they were in summer.

High grass left in the garden is sometimes absolutely stunning in winter. And the leaves of grass like a compasses left circles on the snow. Can you see it in summer? – No way! Summer is a too overwhelming season. Summer is green, blossoming and you do not value what you see. You accept all wonders of nature for granted. Just another green leave, just another blossoming flower. But your attitude will change as soon as the snow comes with a frost.

Winter makes every green leave you see, a treasure. Would you notice the beauty of the grass in spring or summer? But in winter you cherish what you see. Even bare stems of plants colored in any other color but black and white fills your heart with joy and expectation.

Enjoy the winter! Come to your yard and take your camera. I am sure there will be something to admire. If we cannot get rid of winter we have to learn how to enjoy it.

author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
author Pavlo Badovskyi
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    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Your comment is inspiring. Thank you. Actually this hub is not featured for a long time due to "low quality content" :-))

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      Kawika Chann 

      5 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

      Pavlo, you are a poet and a romantic - nothing wrong with that, world needs more people like you. Peace. Kawi.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Glad you liked it! Thank you for a comment!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I love these photographs. Snowfall is beautiful though I haven't experienced it here. I like winter though because it keeps me active.

      Voted up.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Thanks to everyone who commented on this hub!

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      5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lovely pictures, vivid descriptions that even those who dislike winter will most likely fall for it. I'm not much of a winter person and although the mantle of snow may seem pretty to look at, my body (back ache) is simply not designed to stand its biting cold and whining wind. I love the drama of sitting or watching the fireplace though and snuggled around your loved ones.

      What a delightful read! Thank you.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Pavlo - This is a poetic and beautiful description of the wonderful season of winter, which is far too often underrated. I love your essay and share your feelings. You have described the joy of coming home to warmth and security and family perfectly. And the photographs are exquisite. Sharing. :) Theresa

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      5 years ago from Oregon

      Pavlo, from your writing I can tell you are a romantic at heart, you described it just beautifully, I miss real snowy winters, beautiful pictures and writing :))

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Up until age 21 I endured winter months, I then moved to Florida the Sunshine State and I do not like cold weather at all. We do have some cold days, but never snow. Luckily! Your photos are beautiful, along with your words, but my response is the same. No snow for Sunshine!:)

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      to Nell Rose and moonlake: This winter happened to be too warm in Ukraine. Snow has melted in January and it looks much more like November outside. I would prefer something either warmer or, on the contrary - colder. First snowdrops sprout appeared in my yard!!!

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      5 years ago from America

      Your winter pictures are beautiful. I love winter for awhile. Right now I'm ready to see Spring and my flowers. We had snow today. Voted up.

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      So beautiful, I love the idea of an open fireplace, and yes you are right about seeing the leaves or grass through the snow, its snowing here right now! lol!

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Thank you! I am waiting for the spring as well. It is just a month or so and I feel myself much better.

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      You almost make me like winter...almost. What you say is true and there is nothing like a blazing fire in the fireplace. Your photos are beautiful and do give one pause to think.

      Voted up and awesome.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      This is funny because I wish I could visit Singapore not to see this winter :)))) Thank you for a comment !!!

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      I wish I lived in a country where we can experience all four seasons! Thanks for sharing! Passing this on.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      THANK YOU! I was just trying to find at least anything good in winter :)

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      5 years ago from American Southwest

      This is beautiful. I think I will have to send a link to it to my friend who grew up in Wisconsin and hates winter.

    • Pavlo Badovskyy profile imageAUTHOR

      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      THank you! Winter is an inevitable process so we have to learn how to enjoy it. This is my way, others may have an other approach :)

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      5 years ago from Indonesia

      What a wonderful winter. Not only depicted in those stunning pictures but also the winter atmosphere, like you said, the comforts you have at warm home after being frosty outside. The news said there is pretty harsh winter this year but I'm glad that it's an enjoyable one for you and your family.


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