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King Winter – early arrival 2010

November 27, 2010

This week has been cold and freezing – and it has been snowing more and more during the week.

Two days ago I walked east of Mårslet along Langballevej while snow was falling. Suddenly the snow stopped falling and a bright spot in the sky appeared among the threatening clouds:

Since then it has been snowing more and more. Today it was difficult to open the door for snow…. And this evening the snow must be more than ½ meter deep!

Everything is WHITE!

I can not remember so much snow ever  before in Denmark in November!

Last winter was the coldest in Denmark for many years.

Is this an omen of an equally cold and harsh winter again this year?

It IS beautiful!

BUT: I thought that climate change was that it became WARMER?!


38 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2010 6:41 pm

    Ooooo…love your snowy photography! The first photo is especially stunning. (I don’t know about that climate change…it’s cold here too. Brrrr….)


    • November 27, 2010 7:34 pm

      Thank you, Kathy! It was cold to shoot photos, and I had to move again fast to keep warm 🙂


  2. November 27, 2010 9:04 pm

    Beautiful! From a distance!!! I appreciate mild seasons in Hawaii. But thank you for sharing the pics…..they are truly lovely!


    • November 28, 2010 3:14 pm

      Oh – Hawaii – that is where I want to go – NOW 😉 !!!


  3. November 27, 2010 10:53 pm

    They are really good Truels.
    The light trying to get through the clouds gives a perfect touch to the two first images.
    The snow on the ‘istapper’ is very special. Well seen!
    –I didn’t go out today. There was too much snow.


    • November 28, 2010 3:19 pm

      Thank you very much, Carsten. Yesterday I had to shovel snow here 4 times – that we could come out 😦 – But it LOOKS beautiful 🙂


  4. November 28, 2010 12:32 am

    I ♥ snow!
    You are so lucky! The first photo is my favorite, so beautiful.


    • November 28, 2010 3:21 pm

      If it MUST be cold – then I love the snow too – but now I am longing for spring, summer (and autumn)!


  5. November 28, 2010 1:04 pm

    I’m looking forward to the Spring…..


  6. November 28, 2010 5:35 pm

    Your snow photos are superb – you have captured the artistic and creative side of the icy weather you are experiencing. I love the ‘whiteout’ shot – it is fabulous.


    • November 30, 2010 2:06 pm

      Thanks Frances. I am touched by your lovely comments. It has snowed since I took these photos – and the weather forecast promises more the next days….


  7. November 29, 2010 3:12 am

    I love the middle image where the snow is so abundant AND pristine.


    • November 30, 2010 2:13 pm

      It snowed a lot when I took this photo, actually I did not expect a good picture out of the situation – but I think it was the blades of grass in the foreground that saved the capture….


  8. November 29, 2010 6:24 am

    Your landscape looks beautiful covered in fresh snow. I’m glad it stopping snowing a bit so that you could capture the moment. Well done! Stay warm and thanks for stopping by. We actually got some rain over the weekend.


    • November 30, 2010 2:16 pm

      Thank you very much. Here we expect much more snow the coming 5 days, so it will white posts coming next ….


  9. November 29, 2010 3:55 pm

    Gorgeous shots – I love the shot with the icicles hanging from the roof! Snow here, too, VERY unusual for Ireland!


    • November 30, 2010 2:19 pm

      Thank you, Simone 🙂 Today I saw icicles even longer from a roof nearby, they reached almost to the ground!


  10. November 29, 2010 4:27 pm

    Snow in Denmark and snow in the UP of Michigan. Can it be far behind for me in upstate NY? Looks like you made the best of it, Truels. Hoping you get a break soon though. If it stays through spring, you’ll need a vacation to a warmer climate!


    • November 30, 2010 2:23 pm

      The weather forecast is not giving any hope of change. So, yes – We’ll have to solve it with a vacation heading south 😉


  11. November 29, 2010 7:08 pm

    What amazing winter shots, Truels! That does look cold though! 😉 I like the first: great composition. Also I love the third, the simplicity is great, it makes it very evocative.
    Oh dear, climate change… I think in reality we’ve just completely mucked it up beyond being able to predict what it’ll do next! From what I’ve heard, global “warming” has disturbed the gulf stream so that it’s less powerful and doesn’t keep the temperatures up…
    Great post!


    • November 30, 2010 2:39 pm

      Thank you very much, Kai.
      We have -10 degrees celcius here now. But: I checked the temperatures in Greenland yesterday afternoon: Positive celsius temperatures all along the west coast – between +4 and +7 degrees!!!
      The climate change is very complex. Our government did not help solving things last year, now they try in Mexico… Hope they do it better. – I think that the problem is the human way of life nowadays in the so-called developed world.


  12. November 30, 2010 9:33 pm

    Beatiful shots TRuels. I particularly like the first, although the composition and light is great in the whole set.


    • December 1, 2010 7:56 pm

      Hello Graham. Thanks for stopping by here – and for your comments 😉


  13. November 30, 2010 10:09 pm

    Your photos are the essence of cold and snow, Truels. I love the shot with the grass in the foreground leading up the hill to the trees – so calm and peaceful! I have not gone outside today here in Breckenridge, CO. The windchill makes outdoor play unbearable. (I certainly wouldn’t be able to remove my gloves to take a picture! Stay cozy and warm.


    • December 1, 2010 8:00 pm

      Thanks for your comments, Barb. I hope you will soon be able to go out and shoot some COLD pictures ;-). And sometimes you capture shots you did not expect – like I did with the WHITE shot with the grass in the foreground….


  14. December 1, 2010 10:38 am

    very artistic nice


  15. Signe permalink
    December 1, 2010 2:30 pm

    Smukt, smukt, smukt, farmand! Især de første billeder af træerne er virkelig flotte.


    • December 1, 2010 9:32 pm

      Tak Signe! Og fedt at du gider kommentere farmand’s blog 😉


  16. December 2, 2010 2:00 am

    The first photo is a masterpiece Truels.


    • December 2, 2010 12:12 pm

      Oh thank you so much, Lynn. When I stood there there was suddenly this light spot in the dark clouds 🙂


  17. December 2, 2010 6:21 am

    Terrific photos. I really do love all of them!

    You wrote in this way: “I thought that climate change was that it became WARMER?!”

    Well, Sir, we have been thinking just in this way here for long time. Now we have had two weeks cold which we have had not since 100 years in November. You can never guess how much firewood I’ve been burned in our capacitive fireplace already in November!

    Last winter was the coldest winter we ever had. The cold lasted three months.”I just wonder why some people want that we are not worth to earn warmer climate here because they want to stop climate change”. 🙂

    Back to Your photos. Especially I love that photo from icicles.


    • December 2, 2010 12:15 pm

      I am so glad you like all the pictures. One of our neighbours have icicles even much longer. They are so beautiful such icicles.
      I hope you much more fire-wood for the winter 😉


  18. December 5, 2010 2:38 pm

    Did I tell you Idon’t like snow ? ! I was kidding !!
    They are a piece of paradise .


    • December 6, 2010 3:42 pm

      I don’t like the winter and the cold – but snow: yes, that is a uplifting and beautiful spot in all the darkness and cold!


  19. December 8, 2010 5:51 am

    It’s beautiful, love the first and second image. Is that sunrise?


    • December 8, 2010 10:59 pm

      It was such a nice moment here when I captured those two first images, it was short before sunset – and lasted only for few minutes….


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