We were driving on the Felbertauern Strasse, a scenic alpine road in Austria known for its beautiful views and its tunnels, when the weather turned foggy and chilly. We stopped for a bit at a place called Rasplatz Elisabethsee to have a look around, and we were treated to these wonderful views of the mountains … Continue reading A snowstorm in early autumn
I know late winter snowfalls are a hassle for most people. I know. Especially after spring seems to have arrived. Having to deal with piles of snow after dealing with it all winter long is not fun for most people. I am not most people. I love winter. I love snow. I love the cold. … Continue reading Photos from a recent snowstorm
We had a beautiful night snowfall recently and even though it was after midnight, Ligia and I went out to walk through the garden. You may know these nights well if you live in a temperate climate. They tend to stick in your memory. Everything is quiet, eerily quiet. Even the sound of your own … Continue reading A winter night
Some mornings I wake up early. It's not often that it happens. I'm a late sleeper, always have been. But when I do wake up at the crack of dawn and it's snowing outside, I will get out of bed, put on some warm winter clothes, grab my camera and head out for a walk. … Continue reading A morning walk through the snow
This past Sunday morning, I woke up to a beautiful snowfall and luckily for me, about 10 minutes before the blue hour (which actually lasts less than an hour). I tiptoed down the stairs so I wouldn't wake up my wife and child, put some clothes and shoes on, and because it was snowing heavily, … Continue reading Blue hour and snowfall!
These are photos I've taken during a couple of hikes through the hills near the village of Strugari in Moldova, Romania. Here's a map of the area. It was the middle of March (the 14th and 15th) and spring had just arrived. Most of the grass was dry and leaves hadn't sprouted yet. As a … Continue reading A hike through the hills of Moldova
After an unusually warm, humdrum winter in Romania, bereft of snow, we finally had some fairly heavy snowfall these past few days! I drove through a snowstorm the day before yesterday and when I got home, I got to enjoy the beautiful winter weather from inside our house, safe and warm. I made a short … Continue reading Finally, some snow!
One of the first things I feel in the morning is my daughter kissing me on the face and whispering "Daddy...", usually followed by a request for food or cartoons or playtime. She's our alarm clock, whether we like it or not, though I have to say, no matter how tired I am, waking up … Continue reading First snowfall of 2016
It's been snowing today. I woke up to little snowflakes dancing in a light wind in our courtyard. It's been like that all day. Every time I looked out the window, it put a smile on my face. There's something so beautiful about a February snowfall. It's one of winter's last few efforts before it … Continue reading A February snowfall
One thing about winters is they don't like to leave. Just when you think they're packing to go back north, they settle back down for at least a few more days. And they're not shy about it, either. They'll let loose and bring on a bonafide winter storm. This particular one happened just about six … Continue reading A late winter snowstorm