It would be tempting to offer food to these beautiful creatures. But would it be a short sighted gesture for me to encourage wild animals into the residential area? Maybe encourage bears too. Is it a case of "Nature knows best" and leave well alone ?
That's a good point, GarryRF! People who live in places with cold climates do adapt and most involve their kids in out door activities -- winter or summer. For example, downhill skiing is very popular. But that walk with the penguins intrigues me. I've never heard of this except, of course, in Antarctica. Need to go by and check it out sometime.
There's too much ego on the part of the hosting country, and the games have gotten too expensive. It would make sense to return to those cities who have previously hosted and who have already got the proper facilities in place.
Thanks so very much for making us a part of your fascinating road-trip by sharing your visit to this unique place at such a special time. It's so rare to actually talk to someone who visited Yellowstone in the winter, much less to read such a wonderfully written report and to share in your experience through your beautiful photos. I'm sorry you didn't get to see wolves in the wild, but in this you are not alone. As many times as I've been in the wilderness, I've yet to see them (though I was...
No, in the lower left of that one, right below the individual tree on the left and below your circle. Put your finger dead center of the top photo and it's there, just above the 2 gothic windows, between the 2 halves of the castle. Looks like a modern construction and appears to be leaning left, 2 chimneys.
Ah, now I see what you meant. No, nothing esoteric. It's actually part of the roofline of one of the buildings; the black area with the rectangles is just the shadow of part of the windowless wall adjoining it. Here's what it looks like without the shadow...
You might be amazed at how many pharmacy museums there are, aside from the one in Heidelberg...this LINK takes you to a 100+ page list of them in the U.S. and Canada. We've also found them in Spain and Italy, and just now noticed that there's one in Krakow, where I believe you are at the moment! Here's a LINK to that one!
Hurricane Joaquin crossed the Atlantic and got split in two by the jet stream. France got trapped in the middle of the two. Allowing cold air from Siberia to blow across northern Europe. So the Geese have arrived here on the wind too. 3 Weeks too early. Its what the remnants of Hurricanes do.
I love open air markets. As we get closer to Christmas and everyone we meet is on their best behaviour. Polite and full of good cheer ! With temperatures here in the UK floating between 50 and 63f we all give thanks to the jet stream. And it looks like this will be the first year I've picked Tomato's from the greenhouse on Christmas day.
This photo could be California for the last several years. I have a friend near Milan who mentions the drought regularly. But the CA snow pack for the last couple of months is well above normal now, with more expected, so I suspect the same will be true before too long in the Alps. If one's heart's desire is a having a business free from outside effects (weather, war, politics, etc.) maybe tourism isn't it.
You may well be right about what's in store for those ski areas; below is the Accuweather summary for this winter in Europe. It appears that those ski areas are in line for some harsh weather before winter is over, although they've already lost considerable business. Our forecast in New York is for a "snow drought," and after last year, I'm ready for one!
Since the Jet Stream altered its course in 2010 all of northern Europe has been enjoying warmer winters. We're using less fossil fuel to heat our homes and farmers are enjoying a longer growing season. Fewer people are dying from winter related problems. 6,000 a year lives saved in the UK alone. That's 36,000 since 2010. The prevailing wind in winter now comes up from the Caribbean - instead of down from the Arctic Circle. My heart goes out to the Norwegian Trekkers and their search for snow.
Thanks for sharing this post. We are heading there next month and can't wait to see this. Enjoyed all the exhibits in Park City, UT. Been getting ready to do some more research on where all the games were held. I know many of them were in Whistler, but not sure exactly where, or if there is a set up like in Park City. Thanks again for sharing.
Winter skies create dramatic reflections on Reykjavik’s Tjornin (the name means “lake” or “pond.") Tjornin is in the center of Reykjavik’s history and development with many government buildings around it, as well as...
Now's the time to put in your bid, as city after city is backing away from hosting the 2022 events. Krakow had a 70% referendum vote against it; Munich, Davos, St. Moritz and Oslo have backed away... The games that used to be thought a prize...
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