Snowy Scenes

Bloggers in the southern hemisphere are currently experiencing extreme heat. How I envy them sometimes for their hot, warm days while I tramp outside on the snow in temperatures below minus 20c. This post is dedicated to bloggers like Christine at  dadirridreaming who would like to cool off a little. Hope these snowy pictures help a little!

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Snow in suburbia. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

A few days after this picture was taken, snow fell again. Unfortunately that day I had taken my camera out of my bag.

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Snow-tipped bushes. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I enjoy looking at the scenes after a fresh fall of snow. The trees and bushes look a little different with their tips covered in white.

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Pigeons on the sidewalk. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The pigeons in Toronto have become hardy and we still see them around from time to time. A little after Christmas, I saw these pecking the sidewalk for a few grains of food.

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Walking in flurries. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I enjoy walking in the streets when flurries fall gently on our heads. The temperature is not too cold and the world seems a little more silent.

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A winter scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Christmas decorations seem a little more Christmasy when covered in white.

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A Christmas planter. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I find the winter scenes beautiful – especially as they cover the grey of the sidewalks and the tar of the roads.

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Winter streets. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

This winter has been long and cold. We have had ice, many days of extreme low temperatures and quite a few snowfalls. We look forward to warmer days with eagerness but have been told by the weather forecasters that we have still many weeks of cold left. Sigh! In the meantime I enjoy blog posts of flowers and warmer climes.

If you wish to enjoy more winter pictures, visit previous posts in which I showcased winter scenes:

What scenes are you currently enjoying?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

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37 thoughts on “Snowy Scenes

  1. I knew before I read the photograph caption that this was Toronto. Hey, here in the west I think we’re slowly warming up – we were +6C yesterday! I’ll stand in the back yard today and blow to the east to try to push the warmer air over to where you are.

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  2. So much beauty Colline and it’s great to see someone enjoying the snow. I wouldn’t mind getting a few shots like that either. I love winter as well. Great shots hon! Thanks for sharing. 😀

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    1. I can imagine what beautiful shots you would get Sonel. There are some scenes I see but I don’t always have my camera with me (I am thinking of the icicles that have formed from the gutters of buildings).

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  3. Ahhhh winter. I have really enjoyed this winter, actually. Yesterday, I ventured out into the white stuff. I love how it looks and I find walking during the winter therapeutic. It is silent as I walk except for the rhythmic crunch of ice underfoot and the scenery is beautiful; the perfect time to think, plan, reminisce and problem solve all while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the landscape.

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  4. Scenes that are extraordinary to me here in extremely hot Mildura.
    A good dose of snow here would put out our bushfires.
    Hard to imagine strolling down the street, rugged up and snow all around.
    Love the comparison of the red amongst the white snow.
    Emu

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    1. I hope those bush fires stop burning soon Ian.
      The Christmas decorations against the white of the snow was beautiful. It was my first white Christmas as it does not normally snow before the 25th. I enjoyed the sight.

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  5. I find these scenes far too familiar, Colline. Now though, we’ve got some warmer temp here so the melting has begun. I won’t say more for I don’t want to jinx anything. 🙂

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    1. I can’t believe it either. By this time snow has usually melted and boots have been switched for shoes. I am hoping the cold weather will not continue too long into March.

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  6. Walking in flurries is a really really nice capture. Here to say that I’m back to sunny California. Though I don’t envy the cold, I do envy the beautiful and solemn scenery snow creates.

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