Friday, 18 January 2013

Vienna in Winter
Snow, Snow, and more Snow


Red Fruits
of the Staghorn sumac

Winterberries
Snow in the city
makes for striking contrasts

The Optimist
I watched the driver getting into the car,
but did not wait to see if he ever managed
to move it out of the snowdrift

Photographed around Noon
17 January 2013
Hietzing
13th District
Images and Text © by Merisi

27 comments:

  1. The contrasts are terrific! It does look SO cold, but so beautiful! Have a great weekend, Merisi!!

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    1. Thank you,
      a great weekend to you, too, Sylvia!

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  2. I love all your snow photos and admire your ability to withstand the cold with your camera.

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    1. Sort of moving right along, with the cold. That day, though, I was only able to work with the 50mm lens and a hood. Too much snow coming down.

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  3. Magnifique ce blanc Viennois !
    j'espère que le conducteur de la voiture a finalement réussi à s'extirper de la congère! En ce moment on a plus vite fait à pied ! lol :D
    Bon week-end Merisi, au chaud, dans un merveilleux Café Viennois... Ah le rêve !

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    1. Merci, Nathanaëlle! :_)
      The driver may have had to get out of the car and take up a shovel! ;-)

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  4. Wonderful snow pictures! Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you, same to you! :-)

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  5. You captured the beauty and contrast of each image !
    Lovely ! Thank you for sharing this !

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  6. The first two pictures made me gasp with their beauty! I am in awe.

    The last one (with its caption) made me laugh. I hope the guy isn't still in there waiting for the snow to melt!

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    1. *smile*

      I forgot to check on him, later on! ;-)

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  7. So very pretty! So much snow! Beautiful to look at, but not so beautiful to drive in! Enjoy your weekend! xx

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    1. By now the streets are alright, but the next snowfall will arrive soon enough!

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  8. I love the way the berries and leaves embroider the snowy picture.

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    1. There's so much beauty in nature, isn't it?
      Some days I dream of living in the countryside, taking macro pictures in nature. ;-)

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  9. Here it's just mucky not pretty like Vienna!

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    1. It was not too pretty today around here, grey sky, cold. I am just glad I got some exercise walking through a cemetery and then back home, sticking close to the radiator. ;-)

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  10. WOW, we have the COLD temperatures, but so far, only one little snowfall...winter has only just begun;') Happy weekend Merisi~

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    1. You are right, winter's only just begun! ;-)

      Martin Luther King holiday and President's weekend are feared in the Washington, DC area for the amount of snow that can come down then. I remember January 2004 or 2005, just as much if not more snow than we are having here right now, and nothing moved anymore. One of our neighbors opened his house for potluck and Super Bowl on TV. Cabin fever had pretty much taken over by then. ;)

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  11. Dear Merisi, Is it unusual to have this much snow in Vienna? It's beautiful and so are your photographs.
    ox, Gina

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    1. Gina,
      I have seen a few heavy snow days since arriving in Vienna, but this much within 24 hours is a record in my books. ;-)
      Hope your winter is kind to you now,
      Merisi

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  12. we are finally starting to dry up after over a week of rainy weather. The sun is out but it's still pretty cold.

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    1. I'd take cold any day for a bit of sun!
      It's pretty darn dark around here.

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  13. Well we have snow too but not as much as you!! Thankfully. Such delicate photos of the berries.

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    1. I hope you are safe and comfortable, Barbara!
      Thank you,
      Merisi

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  14. An optimist driver in the snow is the opposite of your regular optimist (the one that sees the glass half FULL). The optimist driver in the snow, sees the street half EMPTY of snow :-).

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