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It's Cold Outside

2010.12.26
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Gefrorene Weinberge am Neckar entlang.
(Frozen vineyards along the Neckar)
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One of my favorite little one-room summer houses sitting in its little frozen orchard, surrounded by the vineyards.
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Looking down the Neckar. The city of Stuttgart is just out of sight in the misty distance.
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The apple orchard
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A real "capture".
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A field of snow.
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I found the effect of the snow on this hedge quite interesting.
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For many people, such as myself, once you have seen but so much snow, you have seen enough of it. However, I have to confess that although I feel that way when I have to get up on a cold winter's day to go to work without a car, and I would much rather be walking on dry ground, I still have a place in my heart for the bright, white stuff. (and the next two weeks are free from work for me)

Before going out this morning, I bundled myself up warmly and headed out the door to walk through the vineyards after a 12-14 inch snow that fell for about 36 hours ending late Christmas day. The temps are quite below freezing and no snow is melting today. Some of the same shots can be seen in my autumn shots. The seasonal contrasts are amazing.

So, in spite of all of you who are tired of looking at snow and who are still trying to come to terms with yet another 3 - 4 months of the stuff, here are some of my favorite pictures that I took this morning.

Be glad that you are in a warm room looking at them, because as many of you know, it's coooool outside!
17 Comments
davidcardona Marvellous post! Thanks for sharing!
davidcardona · 2010-12-26: 12:55
krasotulichka Very beautiful shots! But I am so happy that I am in warmer climate now, I donot like winter at all.I am fed up with snow,frost and ice...)))))))))))
krasotulichka · 2010-12-26: 14:03
????? Fabulous snow shots! I love them all!!!
????? · 2010-12-26: 15:08
onlyricky Iwish we had snow as over there!
lol
nice snow shots!
onlyricky · 2010-12-26: 15:58
kblakes I would love to be in that summer house, INt The Summer that is...sipping a glass of wine...very beautiful and...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DDaG6ayJPg&feature=related
kblakes · 2010-12-26: 16:57
dalish AWESOME shots....normally we should have the same amount of snow..but for some reason we only had a dusting this year!! It appears we lent it to you! LOL...
truly incredible shots of "the white stuff" ~ incredible views. Thanks for posting it!
dalish · 2010-12-26: 17:35
cariad Marvellous set - I love snow when I don't have to go to work...and I have a few days off... but no snow - so thank you for sharing yours :))
cariad · 2010-12-27: 04:48
????? 2, 4, 5 and 7 are my favs, and I am VERY glad I'm inside, even if it is chilly! I especially like the little cottage, which would be a "datche" here. There are 2 kinds -- most people have teeny shacks put together from whatever they can find, and very expensive summer homes of the "novo-Russki."
????? · 2010-12-27: 08:54
Suzie83 Wow this set really makes me want to take a walk in the snow! # 2 is so inviting, and I love the little house, so peaceful. The fence gives some added interest. I can feel the cool fresh air in this post excellent job.
Suzie83 · 2010-12-27: 10:31
Lynda Pretty set
Lynda · 2010-12-27: 11:55
Beverley Massey (Jay nullBold Text I love the summer house and decided to make it my next Christmas card.
Beverley Massey (Jay's MOM · 2010-12-27: 12:39
Unchained So, so beautiful.... O know, there is a mess on the airports, on the highways.. but it's still beautiful and I didn't put my eyes on this white stuff for 40 yearssssss. Grrrr...
Unchained · 2010-12-27: 14:47
????? Woooooooooooow!
What an amount of snow!
#2 is fabulous!
????? · 2010-12-27: 14:52
DancingDolphin I "ONCE" took some snow photos that I enjoyed... LOL. OK, so mostly I hate the stuff, but under just the right conditions (which it appears you have) I would venture forth also. The conditions: snow that sticks to the trees and then the sun comes out... voila, the perfect snow... for about an hour! I remember these vineyards... quite pretty in snow as well.

Today I went to the beach in Venice... :-))
DancingDolphin · 2010-12-27: 22:09
geyabesse Oh, beautiful set! I don´t get bored of snow as I don´t have it here and I love to watch the photos without feeling the cold!
geyabesse · 2010-12-29: 10:58
wildduck Wonderful set!
wildduck · 2010-12-29: 13:04
Eiram Oh yes, it is cold outside - freezing and lots of snow - but the pictures are wonderful!!
Eiram · 2011-01-01: 07:45
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