The challenge for this week is cold and having moved from Victoria (southern state of Australia) to Queensland because of how much warmer it is, I thought I was well qualified to join in. In Victoria the temperature would get down to below zero by a few degrees in winter and it did snow in some of the montain areas. But we mainly just got wet, windy and frosty.
Up here I don't have a fireplace or permanent heater just have a small portable that goes on for a few days at the end of July.
Frosty Devon morning

Then I travelled and lived in Devon and I was very excited to see the fields covered in a thick frost. So much so that I was up and out taking photos before the sun came up. My feet were wet and freezing by the time I got home.

Snow from dirty window of the bus.
Then it snowed, just before I left for work so photos were taken from the bus on the way. The guys at work were very amused at my excitment (Yes I had seen snow twice before), and laughed when I asked would the snow still be on the ground that night. (well it hadn't been on my last experience at least 15 years earlier)

Went to Bruge for Christmas and travelled from London by train. Couldn't believe the size of the flakes.

March saw me in Switzerland and I thought it was cold. But this little guy happily posed in his warm clothes. Yes and I had layer after layer on.

Full sized doorway but they had only managed to dig out that far from the top.

But then I went to Germany. The sun was shinning and it was lovely clear days. You could see the remnants of the snow on the ground and despite my layers I was freezing cold.

Icicles forming on the twigs and debris as the icy cold water rushes by.

Took some photos of interesting buildings and wondered what was hanging from the dragon

Cropped to see the detail

There was no water dripping from the icicle so there was no warmth in the sun.

Still can't believe how cold it was.

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Carly said...

Hi Kerrin :)

Brrrrrrrrr... Beautiful photos. I think I might need a sweater now. LOL. :)

Always, Carly

Myth said...

You made me nostalgically remember my first (and only) trip to Germany! I have some lovely cold photos from way back then...

Dornbrau said...

Thats a lot of snow! Great shots.

Anonymous said...

Great shots! Looks like a fun trip. Something magical about snow, isn't there?

Gattina said...

I have to get a hot (very hot) cup of tea and put another sweater on plus a scarf, with all your cold pictures ! But they are very nice !

Suzanne R said...

I think cold may be relative, and I likely have not experienced the cold temperatures that you have, especially in Switzerland. Very nice shots -- I enjoyed journeying with you!

John said...

What a treat to go on your trip with you! Ha--loved the drooling dragon.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Ohhh! There are wonderful, especially the third and fourth shots. That train picture is breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

What a great set of pictures. I've been to a few of those places, but didn't get those shots.