Tagged With "Winter"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

Travel Luver ·
That's a great photo, Pheymont! Guess I'll have to add Iceland to my trip of destinations -- after Portugal, that is!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

GarryRF ·
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 ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
You picked the perfect morning for these photos, SCP. The light in winter in Calgary is really superb for photos, and you did a great job with these. Happy Holidays to you as well!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

GarryRF ·
It's important to teach the children that winter is there to be enjoyed too. It's never bad weather - just the wrong clothes !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
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.
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

Travel Rob ·
What's funny is everybody enjoyed the Olympics when they used existing older stadiums too. Time to get back to good sportsmanship ,competition, and people coming together
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Re: Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

DrFumblefinger ·
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.
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Re: Oh, to be in England! Now that April's...snowing!

GarryRF ·
The weather here in northern England has cooled off - was 72f and now 50f. But its still sunny, pleasant and dry. Too dry - just had to water the flowers ! Apple Blossom in the garden - just now ....
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
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...
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Still Country Photo ·
I really enjoyed this blog entry! I have been to Yellowstone but never in the winter, I want to now though. I especially loved the picture of the Bison in the snow.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I'm interested in the darker stone or brick construction right in the center of the top photo. Did I miss a reference to it or is it an illusion?
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
If you're referring to the marked area below, it's not an illusion, but not part of a building, either! There are buildings further up the hill, but not that close to the castle.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
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.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
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...
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I see now, it's a shadow giving the illusion that was confusing me. Now it's just a case of disappearing chimneys. A very interesting building.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice memories of a fun place to visit. I seem to recall there's an interesting old pharmacy/pharmacist museum in the Castle. Not exactly the kind of thing you find often.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
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!
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Re: Yes, Winter's coming: France gets first snow

DrFumblefinger ·
We almost got snowed in as we were leaving Krakow, Poland. Yes, it's that time of year when winter is letting us know it's coming.
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Re: Yes, Winter's coming: France gets first snow

GarryRF ·
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.
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Re: Winter in Northumberland

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos!
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Re: Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

GarryRF ·
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.
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Icicles at Lake Coeur d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
Icicles at Lake Coeur d'Alene
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A winter day at Lake Coeur d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter day at Lake Coeur d'Alene
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A winter day at Lake Coeur d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
A winter day at Lake Coeur d'Alene
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Inukshuk in the snow, Winnipeg

DrFumblefinger ·
Inukshuk in the snow, Winnipeg
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Re: January 24, 2017: A Snowy Day in North Yorkshire

GarryRF ·
I think you've captured my memories of North Yorkshire Paul Both photos worthy of a frame. Thanks.
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Re: January 24, 2017: A Snowy Day in North Yorkshire

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with GarryRF. Two superb winter scenes that remind me why I love the 4 seasons, and why I wish winter was a little shorter. Thanks, Paul!
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Re: January 24, 2017: A Snowy Day in North Yorkshire

Marilyn Jones ·
Both photographs are so beautiful!
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Re: Dry winter shakes up Alpine ski and travel industry

PortMoresby ·
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.
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Re: Dry winter shakes up Alpine ski and travel industry

PHeymont ·
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!
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Re: Norway's mountains more popular—but for how long?

GarryRF ·
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.
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Re: March 24, 2016: Winter Wonderland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful photos! Stay warm up there!!
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Re: April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

Travel Luver ·
Nice photos! That's a great spot they've put this up at.
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Re: April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

Samantha ·
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.
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Downtown Calgary during winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Downtown Calgary during winter
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Winter over the Alberta Prairies

DrFumblefinger ·
Winter over the Alberta Prairies
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Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park
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Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park
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Mt. Loughheed, Canadian Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
Mt. Loughheed, Canadian Rockies
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Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta
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University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 29: Reflections on Reykjavik's Tjornin

PHeymont ·
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...
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Snow in your backyard? Wanna host the Winter Olympics?

PHeymont ·
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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