07 Jan White Frost, Dreamy Winter: Wallpaper
Nothing spells winter to me more than the color white: white snow or, even more beautiful, white frost.
Snowfalls sometimes come late in the season – that seems to be the case this year – but at some point, soft and plump flakes greet us, at least in the mountains. White frost is less common, and perhaps for that all the most beautiful.
The effect of millions of small icy crystals is different from a blanket of snow. Snow means softness and muffled sounds. Frost makes me feel as if all of a sudden the landscape was at a standstill, time had stopped and nature was caught in an instant of absolute perfection.
I spent the Christmas and New Year period cat-sitting near Bern, taking care of a wonderful and playful kitten with whom I had already spend a fabulous time last Summer. A few minutes downstream there’s the river Aare, while upstream there’s the forest, with many lovely paths.
It’s there that I went walking a few days ago when I woke up and saw how in one night the landscape had totally changed. No more blue sky and green spruces, but a light gray sky and the grass and trees covered in a dazzling white hoarfrost.
I thought this view would make a beautiful wallpaper. I hope you’ll like it too.