Sunday, December 7, 2014

Poetry Pantry #230

Winter in Swedish Mountains
Photos by Bjorn Rudberg


A Track in Sunshine

A Windy Day in Ladjovagge

Close to Nallo

Kebnekajse

Nikkaluokta
(a Swedish Sami village)

Sami Hut
(the kind of hut built by Swedish indigenous people)

Greetings, Poets!

Glad to see each of you here this week for Poetry Pantry.  It is always enjoyable for me to get to know you through your poetry; and I hope you feel the same..

Have any of you celebrated St. Nick's Day this weekend?  I know my grandchildren did.  I can only hope that they received a small gift or two from St. Nick rather than the coal that naughty children receive.

This is one of the seasons / times here where people here are especially involved in giving to those less fortunate.  This year we bought gifts (anonymously) for an 80-year-old nun & gave her not only what she asked for but a little extra as well.  And on Christmas Eve we will also work in a soup kitchen.  How about you?  Do any of you do things to help people less fortunate at this time of year?

This week I am featuring the last of Bjorn's photographs.  They were taken in the Swedish mountains. Aren't they beautiful?  I won't say I am envious....as I am more a fan of summer than winter.  Smiles.  But they are beautiful nonetheless.  Thank you, Bjorn, for the photos you provided during these past weeks.  Next week we will have another set of photographs by Totomai to look forward to.

Be sure to visit Poets United Monday to see Sherry Blue Sky's weekly feature.  This week she is featuring Donna, and I hope you will all take time to stop by for a read and a comment.  

And just for a heads up, Susan will be having a 'human rights' prompt for Midweek Motif.  So if you want to get 'ahead of the game,' feel free.  Smiles.

And on Friday, remember to see who Rosemary Nissen-Wade features on "I Wish I Had Written This" or  "The Living Dead."

Today link your ONE poem.   Then leave a comment below. Really it is fun to hear from you, even if you just say 'good morning.' Then visit other poets.  And I will too.  (If I miss your poem, visit me, and I will visit you... I am like anyone else, appreciating reciprocity.) We ALL like comments, so if you link please DO spend time visiting others.  That is part of the fun as well.  We really like it if you link back to Poets United too, so we spread the Poetry Pantry word in the blogosphere.

Come back a few times on Sunday and Monday to see what's new.  Visit some strangers, and they will become new friends!  Making new friends and reading new poetry, what more could one want?

If you are on Facebook, look for us there as well. Join our site.  It is one more way to stay in touch!

And now...here is the procedure, for those who are new here:  Each Sunday we start a new post with a New Mr. Linky for you. This is so that you can post a link to a poem in your blog. The link will close Monday at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), but you can still visit the links of those who have posted them.

47 comments:

  1. Those are some stunning photos! We typically take part in "adopting" a family this time of year through our church, anonymously as you do Mary, which consists of meeting some of their needs and wants. Thanks for linking me in!

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    1. Very cool, Jennifer. It feels good, doesn't it?

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  2. Seeing my pictures here I long for that time in April when we can put on our skis and head out to the mountains again.

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  3. hi everyone, i missed you all last week.
    i am in the philippines right now and we are experiencing heavy rain due to the super typhoon.

    thanks for the photos Bjorn - made me remember the very first time i experienced snow...

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    1. I have been thinking of you, Totomai!! Continue to stay safe.

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    2. Yes, stay safe and let us know when it has passed, that you are all safe.

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  4. Really amazing pics... I have never witnessed snow... and thats the 1st item in my bucket list.

    Have an awesome Sunday and week ahead!!!

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    1. Oh, I do hope you get to see snow once. Ha, we here take it for granted & quickly tire of it. Smiles.

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  5. Good morning to all! Awesome photographs, lovely scenery.

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  6. beautiful pics Bjorn. lifting in lieu of what is happening around us lately

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  7. hey guys, i'm new to this site but i love it already!. Wonderful pictures there

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    1. Hi, I'm seeing you various places in the blogosphere lately but don't see you responding to other people's poetry anywhere at all...even the host / hosts of whatever site. If you want to get involved and become known, best thing is to comment on other people's poetry....or at least returning others' comments.

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  8. Beautiful photos again this week Bjorn. I am surprised that our landscape doesn't look like this right now as it usually does, but we are in a bit of a fall period more than snow.

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  9. good morning... very cool pics björn - makes me wanna set out for some snowshoe hiking

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    1. Skis work even better... usually snow-shoes are a little boring.. skis could take you far.

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  10. Winter kingdom - beautiful photos, Bjorn! Happy Sun-day for everyone!

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  11. I love looking at snow... especially when it's far away from me. It must be that Caribbean blood of mine.

    Happy Sunday! ♥

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  12. Hello again, everyone!! Nice to see such a full pantry this morning. Bjorn's photos definitely show us the best of winter. Smiles. And here we can find the BEST of poetry.

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  13. Hey everyone!!! Just dropping by to say hi and that I posted a new poem to our pantry. Bjorn's photos are a winter wonderland!!! Have an awesome new week everyone!!!

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  14. Just landed India....Back to home!
    great photography of Bjorn there....inspired me to write these lines...
    hope to see your posts sometime tomorrow..
    right now going to catch some sleep
    Has to make up for all those 16 hours of flight!

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    1. I do understand your need to sleep! Smiles.

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  15. Björn, your photos are beautiful and make me want to see Sweden in winter. Have a beautiful Sunday everyone.

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    1. These are taken in April when sun is back again .. it's up in the far north, north of the arctic circle actually.

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  16. Bjorn -I always love your photos! Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you.. I think I will wait a while now.. it's been 5 weeks with just my photos.

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  17. Good to be here, Mary and Poets United. Though I am moving a little slower these days, I'm moving which is GREAT. I somehow restimulated past damage to my lumbar region so the spinal column is pinched and my legs have been enflamed. That makes it hard to do anything, so thank you for your patience and your prayers and Facebook suggestions. Bjorn's pics make me long for days of skiing--something I never ever did. Truth, Bjorn and snow geeks--aren't you a little bit scared? Could it be all thrill? (Of course, there is an ample supply of ice packs.)

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    1. Glad to see you, Susan, despite the pain you seem to be in at the moment. Do take care of yourself. Hope the pain ends soon so you can more enjoy the holiday season.

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    2. It sounds extremely painful, Susan, and I applaud you for still posting prompts through it all. Let me know if you need meto fill in at any time - imagine the wacky prompts I'd come up with? (this may be why you didnt take me up on it, LOL). Rest and heal, kiddo.

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    3. I will take you up on that--or would have if we weren't taking such a long break in December. But soon.

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  18. good day, everyone!
    gotta run, it's already early Monday here. :(
    will be back to read later.

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  19. Gorgeous shots! Can't wait until the cross country trails are open here!

    Hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday. Look forward to reading your amazing poetry.

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  20. Good morning, everyone. I am about to go babysitting for the morning, and have another gig tonight. But will make my way around the Pantry betwixt and between. Bjorn, your photos are spectacular. Mountains are so gorgeous in snow - we have mountains encircling our valley and the biggest draws our eyes especially when it is graced in snow.

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  21. Brrrrr. Bjorn's photos are beautiful, but now I'm cold and need a cup of hot chocolate.
    I've never celebrated St. Nick. But it's nice to celebrate giving. I'm inspired to seek out a way I can do some meaningful giving. Thanks for this Mary.

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  22. Having trouble commenting on the blogs that use wordpress... it always reports a problem and don't want to post a comment. just wanted to say to those, that I read the poems and enjoyed them..

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    1. That is a bummer, Natasa. I know it sometimes happens with people trying to comment on Blogger as well. Must be cyber-gremlins at work. Sigh.

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    2. There are those days.. I happen to have many devices.. so sometimes it works better from my iPad, and sometimes from my PC

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  23. Good morning all! Bjorn, your pictures make me want to snuggle down with tea and a book--cold!

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    1. Ha.. I think december darkness makes me want to snuggle up much more.. the picture makes me want to sit in the snow with hot chocolate..

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  24. Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday :) I've been busy packing and moving and my husband and I are finally settling into our new place back in the bay. This is my first visit back to poetry pantry in a couple of weeks. I really look forward to making my rounds today and enjoying everyone's words. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures, Bjorn. Such a pleasure to see :)

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  25. Hi everyone, I am sorta of new here, loving all the poetry. These photos are awesome. It is good to enjoy the sceneries without double layers of clothing:)-

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    1. Welcome; and yes about the layers of clothing. Smiles.

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  26. Amazing pics especially of the Swedish Sami Village. I imagine there is a story there..Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I would love to get to know Swedish legends and fables.

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  28. Incidentally Bjorn didn't post this last week - your photographs from last week absolutely blew my mind with their sheer magnificence .

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