A Rare Event in Victoria

by Greg Blaney January. 15, 2020 597 views

We don't often get snow in Victoria but it started snowing last night and pretty much hasn't stopped. I went out and took a couple of photos and here are the results. Judging by the amount of snow outside tonight, I may go out again tomorrow. But as the old saying goes - "You snooze, you lose". So, here are a couple of photos from my non-snoozing moment today.

Taken last night a couple of hours after the snow starts to fall.

Taken last night a couple of hours after the snow starts to fall.

Icicles forming on the car fender.

Icicles forming on the car fender.

This photo (above) and the one below are the same image, just processed and cropped differently.

This photo (above) and the one below are the same image, just processed and cropped differently.

A light on our deck takes on a volcanic look the more smothered it gets. It's reflected in a pane of glass in the background.

A light on our deck takes on a volcanic look the more smothered it gets. It's reflected in a pane of glass in the background.

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 8 months ago

I really enjoyed this set! I like the b//w and slats of light coming through the fence in #1, and the color and clarity in #2 are really eye-catching. As someone living in a place where snow is a rarity, I think I'd have done the same going out even at night. smile Glad you did!

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Greg Blaney Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 8 months ago

Glad you enjoyed the post, Bethany. Number 1 was taken from about 2 feet out my downstairs door, so I didn't have to work very hard to get it. The others were taken when I did a walk-about around the neighbourhood. Sometimes there are some very interesting things right near by when start looking for them :-)

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Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

So nice photos, Greg. Really enjoyed to look at them. I really love the mood in #1. And #3 and #4 are very artsy, especially #4. I love this minimalistic style. That photo is something for the wall! #5 - sure that you didn't make it on your last trip to the mars?smile
We didn't have any snow here this winter...Somehow I miss it, although I'm more a summer fan. Today we have +14 °C, sun -and the first pollen fly occasionally. Spring seems to drop by.

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Greg Blaney Replied to Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks for your comments, Heike. I agree with you in that #4 is probably my favourite of the set, as well. I'm surprised that you have not had snow yet. My thoughts were that Germany is a snowy place in the wintertime. But then, you may well live in a milder part of the country, as I do in Canada. But regardless of which part of Germany you're in (I don't know which part you're in), +14 C is very warm for January.

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Heike Replied to Greg Blaney 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh I live near Frankfurt/M. (county Hessen) - 20 km away from the city, at the country side. It's more or less the middle of Germany. We have the 'Taunus' nearby, a low mountain range, but also there, I havn't seen any snow covered peaks this year. My personal impression is, that snow in this region gets less every year.
But indeed, in the Bavarian alps, they usually have every year snow. But I think, that's the only region in Germany, where they surely have snow in winter meanwhile.

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Greg Blaney Replied to Heike 1 year, 8 months ago

I've been to Germany only twice, for brief periods. In 1978 my wife and I were there for our honeymoon for a couple of days near the Black Forest and in 2012 we were on the Baltic Coast for a day. I was so impressed with how clean the Germans keep their country - no trash around, everything is neat and tidy. We're looking forward to going again in October to the Passion Play at Oberammergau. You're fortunate to live is such an interesting and beautiful place.

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Heike Replied to Greg Blaney 1 year, 8 months ago

Oh wow, Oberammergauer Passionplays...I have never been there (Too far away for a day trip)- but that must be really an impressing event, also if one is not so much a fan of this kind of music, like me. If you really visit them, I'm sure you will enjoy it very much. Also the region over there is beautiful!

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