Cambridge midwinter

Moomintroll normally hibernates through the winter. Being full, warm, surrounded by loved ones and asleep is perhaps the ideal way to spend winter. But it was when he woke up and faced the winter that there was a story.

Pre-sunrise winter morning on Coldham’s Common, Cambridge. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins
Moon in the sky, lantern on the bow, and streetlight on the path in the frosty, misty morning. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins
Houses along the Cam wake up to frost. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins

It’s worth to get up in the night in order to greet the sun, and it’s worth be awake in winter to meet the spring.

Sun reaching over the tree line over Sheeps Green to thaw the frost. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins
Sunrise over frosty Sheeps Green, Cambridge. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins
Frosty summer’s flowers on Coldham’s Common, January 2022. Photo: Jessica Zarins
Sunrise and walkers on Coldham’s Common, Cambridge, January 2022. Photo: Jessica Zarins

The smallest light feels warmer and brighter when it’s dark and cold, and its beauty is all the more brilliant. It’s worth going out to find it.

Full moon watching the morning rowers on the Cam, January 2022. Photo: Jessica Zarins
Kings College Chapel warming up in a pink sunrise morning. January 2022, photo by Jessica Zarins

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