Thursday, 17 December 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Snowy skies

The first snowfall is always marvellous!

In January we think the December snow was puny,

and in February we curse it!

Today we have the first snow flurries in Vienna!

Just in time for Christmas!

Search the sky all around the world for more snow clouds :)

27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shots, Maria! And it is that time, isn't it? Don't know if we'll get snow here this year -- we got enough last year -- more than enough! But it's beautiful and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Wonderful captures! Happy Holidays.

Johnny Nutcase said...

I especially love the 1st and 3rd photos, great stuff!

Erin said...

a happy thursday evening maria.
love those shots...and the golden glow off the lights.
we've snow in the forecast for the upcoming weekend.
take care.

Photo Cache said...

Your photos are simply lovely. So with the first appearance of snow, you think there is a chance of snow this Christmas?

Janie said...

Lovely captures of the light on the snow.
It's true, snow seems so wonderful in December, but it does get a little old in February when we're hoping for spring!

Julie said...

Yes, I can see how, over time, it could get the better of you. However, that third photograph - the narrow street with cobblestones covered in snow - is incredibly beautiful.

Have a wonderful snowy Christmas.

Stine in Ontario said...

Very beautiful, Maria! And it's so true that by February (or March here in Ontario, Canada) we'll be cursing it. :)

Maria said...

Really nice, the snow arrived just in time for christmas even here were I live.

The second images with all the flakes in the snow is a really nice capture.

My skywatch

Kessi said...

Mei, ist daaaaaaaaas schön bei Dir :). Immer wieder. Ganz liebe Grüße von Kessi, die immer wieder aufs Neue staunt, wenn sie bei Dir zu Gast sein darf!! DANKE!

Small City Scenes said...

The first two pics are stunning. Excellent, Maria. MB

jeannette stgermain said...

The third pic of snow in the street is awesome! Seems like everywhere in Europe it's snowing this week.

Kerry said...

Lovely shots.

First flurries of the season here in the UK too this week.

soulbrush said...

we had snow here last night too. love that first photo of yours. have a very happy xmas and a merry 2010.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely snow scenes in the city.
Joyce, IL, USA

Ashira said...

Great pictures of the snow! The first snowfall is always wonderful, isn't it?

Tricia said...

I'd love to see all that snow blowing around - What shots you've captured!
I'm anxious to see if we'll have a white Christmas! (we usually only get ice tho, so show as many snowy pics as you want, I welcome it!)

Eaglesbrother said...

Wonderful winter shots.
Good capture

Donna said...

It looks gorgeous on those old city streets!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, are you enjoying the snow.

ayamlin said...

Hi Maria!
How beautiful your city is!
I really like the third picture.
Have a merry Christmas!

Denise said...

Beautiful snowy pictures Maria. We have snow too.

Titania said...

Beautiful Xmas pictures. Love especially the first one, it is mysterious, great shot.
Wuensche dir ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und ein glueckliches Neues Jahr.

Ida said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Lady Di Tn said...

You will truly have a White Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Peace

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Maria:)

Lovely photos. Very fascinating.

I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Joseph:)

Dina said...

Maria, thanks for alerting me to your Pummerin bell. (I love it, bells having names!) What a fascinating story!! Especially about the first one, the OLD Pummerin:
"The Old Pummerin was originally cast in 1705 from 208 of the 300 cannon captured from the Muslim invaders in the Second Turkish Siege of Vienna." A shame that it met its end tragically in later war time.

The new one looks great too.