White January

Unlike many previous winters, this year we’ve had beautiful white and frosty January. After the muddy and windy Christmas time it was a welcome change. One morning a few days ago I looked out of the window and saw a beautiful scene lit by early sun rays…

I grabbed my camera and ran to the garden, the light and fog and colours felt wondrous and magical…

We were lucky not to have many problems with the snow at the part of the Czech Republic where my family live, there were other parts that had to deal with serious problems, but the truth is that after several quite mild winters we’ve become unused to what the snow beauty takes. Media and experts already calculate how much more money we will pay for heating this winter and on Friday I heard news on radio reporting several times that many people are out of coal for heating their houses because January has been this cold, temperatures falling in the mornings as low as -20°C. It seems that after those mild winters many people underestimated how cold winter can feel.

We quickly forget and quickly get used to the more comfortable, don’t we?



  1. That first scene is stunningly beautiful. Is that adjacent to your property? I like the collage, too, and wondered if the middle one and the one on the right were two parts of the same image. We heated with coal when I was growing up, and I remember the comfort of having a full coal bin. I hope those in the Czech Republic who have run out of coal will be able to refill their bins quickly. And I’m glad you and yours have escaped the worst of the weather.

    1. Linda, thank you for your kind words. The scene in the first photo is adjacent to our garden, it’s our fence. The old outdoor toilet that our neighbours have left in their garden looks great under many conditions, I hope they will never get rid of it. 🙂
      Would it surprise you to get to know that the collage was created from one and only photo?
      We also heated with coal when I was growing up, I’ll never forget all the coal I had to bring from the cellar to our flat on the third floor… lots of heavy buckets.
      From what I’ve heard, there is enough coal to order, though in some regions people need to wait a few days for the delivery. But you can’t wait until you have nothing at all to heat with, right, one needs to be responsible…

  2. Green tomato

    What a beautiful snow scenery you have shown us! So good that you have snow in your area. I have waited snow comes in my place for three years. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your photos! Happy day to you!

  3. The snow looks beautiful! We got a dusting of snow in my part of the world yesterday, it has gotten colder too. We were spoiled with warmer temperatures this winter and then when the cold hit it feels even colder. Stay warm and enjoy the view. 🙂

    1. Michelle, thank you for your wishes. The snow has been covering our garden for almost a month which is very unusual in comparison with the last years. I was so glad that roots of the plants and bushes we have in our garden were isolated by the snow when the lowest temperatures arrived, hopefully most of them will survive. Enjoy the day! 🙂

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