A Winter Park

It snowed yesterday and as I was walking by our local park, I decided to snap a couple of pictures.

A Winter Park (1).  © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A Winter Park (1). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

There were no children at play, leaving the space quiet and empty.

 A Winter Park (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A Winter Park (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I am hoping that later today, now the snow has stopped falling, that the park will be played in and will echo with the laughter of children. The icy winds, though, may prevent them from venturing out.

Do you enjoy the sound of children at play in the snow?

(Each Sunday Paula, from Lost in Translation, posts beautiful photos in Black and White. Today I post these for her in admiration of her work. Head on over to her blog and enjoy what she does). 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

52 thoughts on “A Winter Park

    1. Thank you Michelle. I thought it suited an empty park well. I was dressed warmly to go outside so I did not feel too cold. Speak to me again in February when it is colder 🙂


  1. 🙂 You did a great job Colline capturing empty swings – beautiful shots. I admire your courage to go out in this weather. I appreciate your linking to my b&w Sunday 🙂 I really do, Colline. Be well xo


    1. Thank you Paula. We go out in cold weather (even colder than yesterday) as we have no choice. Unfortunately we cannot be like bears and hibernate 🙂
      Ever thought of doing a badge for your black&White Sundays Paula? Like you have done for the Thursday Special?


      1. I am not really a widget person. I like the one CG did unofficially for weekly photo challenge, and I love my Jupiter shot, but it never occurred to me do one for b&w Sunday. Not till now :D. Hmmm, you girl are giving me ideas. Colline, I always appreciate your input and encouragment :). I will give it some thought right now 😀


        1. I look forward to seeing what you come up with 🙂
          It will also be a great way to remind me to participate – and to look and see what other people have contributed.


  2. Love the winter in black and white and looked closely to make sure it wasn’t a color but a black and white day and then I went on and read your note at the bottom.
    Very nice. Brrrrrrr. I also like your header and you’re being snowed on by wordpress! FUN


    1. My first photo had a little red in it because of the play scape. I decided to create a truly black and white one in order to see what the effect would be. 🙂
      I love the snow effect on my blog too. A perfect match to this snow-filled weekend 🙂


  3. I loved too this black and white photograph. Children and dogs are the most happiest ones in snowy days… It is really great fun for them, and I love to watch them. Thank you dear Colline, love, nia


  4. I love the deserted park, gives it a feeling of icy cold, like the snow has fallen, but it is far too cold for children to play. I do love abandoned places, and this gives it the perfect feeling. I would be so wrapped with images like this.


  5. Great black and white shot, Colline. Perfect for a snowscape.

    I enjoy the sound of children playing in the snow. There is a certain and distinct difference to the sounds of their play during winter. It has a different tone to it. Maybe it is the temperature that changes the sound. Or, maybe it is that the play itself is different. Or, maybe the hush of the surrounding landscape combined with the winter wind?

    A fresh snowfall brings many children outside to sled down hills and deep embankments. The sounds of their excitement combined with the sharp chill in the air, is a comforting experience that fills my heart with contentment. That children play in the snow and sled each winter is an enduring winter feature that has a nostalgic quality reminding me that while many things will change, the sounds of children’s laughter and their jubilance while playing in the snow and sledding never changes.


    1. I don’t think the sounds will ever change Darlene unless the children begin to fear making them. In a safe and secure environment, the sounds of children’s laughter and play is unbridled and unfettered.


    1. I am lucky I get to hear it everyday for two reasons: I live near a children’s park, and I supervise children’s play everyday at work. I enjoy the sound of their laughter, their screams, their shouts for joy. Much more than I do an empty park.


  6. I love the serenity that seems to come with newly fallen snow. The children, when they do come out, will enjoy themselves, I am sure!


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