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frosty

you know those rich people who live in one part of the world for 6 months and then scoot over to another hemisphere so they can sweat and simmer in summer all year round? yeah. i’m the opposite of those people. i would take my billions and travel to where it’s always autumny and cool – all the time.

illustration: jen collins / hellojenuine

i have to admit that this post is mostly due to the fact that we’re experiencing 40°C / 104°F degree heat right now (and it’s not even february yet, groan.) i’m not a habitual complainer, promise – i’m lucky enough to live in a country that has the kind of weather everyone wants: mostly sunny, mostly all the time and mostly devoid of extreme weather conditions – unless you count the south easter in cape town as extreme.

photo: nich hance mcelroy

perhaps that’s why i yearn for cold weather as much as i do.

photo: emerson merrick

a lot of my readers are from overseas, and you’re probably rolling your eyes at me right now! but when i was in europe for a time and experienced the kind of cold people in the northern hemisphere are used to, i totally reveled in it.

photo: diana catherine

photo: kirill kuletski

if i wake up in the morning and it’s raining? that makes me happy.

photo: natalie kucken

photo: george eastman house

if i get to wear boots all day long? double happy.

all boots: totokaelo

if i have to put an extra blanket on my bed at night? that’s me basically dying of happiness.

photo: tess holley

quilts from kim eichler-messmer

… and if it starts SNOWING? i’d probably pass out from joy.

photo: daniel gebhart de koekkoek

photo: vladimir kostromitsky

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magic spots

an hoang / joe nigel coleman / hannah davis / artistƒriendship / melanie dean

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snow creatures

polar bear by francois pompon at the musee d’orsay

red fox in the snow by tony mclean

polar bear by johann von schreber, 1773

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frost on frozen lake

gustaf fjæstad (1868-1948)frost on frozen lake

there are no words to describe this.

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“under a vast blue sky”

from the new york times: Jan McFarland Cox, an artist and designer, spent nearly a decade of her life building a house in the Idaho desert, along with architect Tom Kundig.

imagine lingering over a cup of coffee in this kitchen!

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mountain scene

mountain scene – stanislav zhukovsky

… & …

maroon bells

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snow

snow - 1904cuno amiet

so perfect i could burst looking at it. image from freeparking

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castle

remember these pics i took at neuschwanstein castle in bavaria? well luiz pires kicked my sweet little photo set’s ass.

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