Snow Falling Soundlessly

The last snowfall of winter
Snow Falling Soundlessly

Last week, when I thought winter in Sweden had long gone, there was an unexpected fall of snow.

It came heavily and suddenly one night, submerging the yellow and purple crocus flowers which had already started to grow in the lawns and gardens. It really was rather magical. As inches of snow fell late into the night, I sneaked out into the woods next to my house and did some sketches of the snowflakes falling, set against the dark midnight blue sky, knowing somehow that this would be the last snow I would see for a while.

Over the next few days while the temperature rose and the snow turned to slush and my colleagues moaned about where Spring had gone and how sick and tired of the snow and the lack of sunlight they all were, I finished my painting.

I have decided to call it “Snow Falling Soundlessly”.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Natasha says:

    Just magical Ali, thank you, Tash

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    1. alidunnell says:

      Thank you dearest Tash. xx

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  2. Sampurna says:

    Looks like a fairyland 🙂

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    1. alidunnell says:

      It really does look like fairyland when the snow is falling, especially through the night, and it is always so unbelievably quiet too.

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  3. Carol. says:

    Absolutely beautiful painting, Ali, and equally haunting words to go with it. One of my favourites of all your work.

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  4. ali dunnell says:

    I thought you would like this one, I have been planning it for ages. I have created so many more paintings in my imagination, I just wish I had more time to do my artwork. xxx

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  5. Runaway Brit says:

    Great picture, and wonderful explanation behind it.

    I loved that last snowfall too, especially after a winter of very little snowfall like this one has been. It was like it had come to say goodbye to me before I head off to India and eternal summer – for a few years, at least.

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    1. alidunnell says:

      Completely. The snow felt so silently and unexpectedly, it was magical… I have been planning the picture for ages, so I was really pleased to have captured the moment.

      India will be different, but will be an amazing experience! I love Mumbai… and India is still one of my favourite destinations – food, colour, smells, people, hustle, bustle and adventure… it has it all in abundance.

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