Valfal

Valfal

Posted on 02/05/2014


Photo taken on February  5, 2014


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Promise of Spring in a Winter Wonderland

Promise of Spring in a Winter Wonderland
We woke up this morning to the results of last night's freezing rain. Signs of life persist while entombed in the form of buds on the branches.

Weather forcasts for our area (the East Coast of the US) calls for another winter storm by the weekend. This has been the snowiest winter since I was a kid in the 1960s!

Jon Smith, Wierd Folkersma, Mariano, autofantasia and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


25 comments - The latest ones
Nina Kuriloff
Nina Kuriloff
very beautiful image!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Nina Kuriloff
Thanks so much, Nina! :)
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
Gorgeous picture.

It's really amazing. I saw on the news this morning that many of the states back east have declared a "State of Emergency". Stay safe Val!!
4 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Thanks for your well wishes, Karen! My poor sister had to dig herself out of 8 inches of heavy wet snow yesterday (she lives in New Jersey, about 2 hours north of me). What a way to celebrate her 54th birthday! :(
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Valfal
Oh no. Doesn't sound like fun at all. (Congrats on Explore Val!)
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
congrats on explore
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Annemarie
Thank you so much! I am humbled by the honor.
4 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Splendide image hivernale, j'adore !!!
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Merci beaucoup, Clofotos!
4 years ago.
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
At least this is really winter. The winter the US have is missed in Europe these days.. ;-) The meteologist telling it´s because of the USA - because they had a strong winter it´s common on the "other side of atlantic" it wasn´t this strong at all. So - can you please share a little bit of yours? ;-)) (just a little bit, we don´t need that much like you have)
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
I didn't know that if USA has a cold winter it affects Europe! I will be more than happy to share my winter with you. As cold as it is, at least it's providing me with many photo ops! Thanks for visiting!
4 years ago.
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°… has replied to Valfal
Entschuldige, wenn ich auf deutsch weiter schreibe, aber es fällt mir schwer, diesen Sachverhalt in englisch zu formulieren:
Das Wetter ist, insgesamt gesehen, schon etwas globales, weltweites, was sich auch weltweit beeinflusst. Natürlich gibt es zwischen lokalen Hochdruckgebieten auch einige Tiefdruckgebiete, aber eines der beiden überwiegt über großen Kontinenten in der Regel (entweder "ganz" Amerika ist zur Zeit unter Hochdruckeinfluss, oder ein großes Tiefdruckgebiet überwiegt). Getrennt werden diese Gebiete dann meist von großen Ozeanen - in diesem Fall dem Atlantik. Wenn also über den USA hauptsächlich Tiefdruckgebiete vorherrschen (mit entsprechend viel Schneefall im Winter), so ist es in der Regel so, dass dann über dem europäischen Kontinent als "Ausgleich" dafür dann überwiegend Hochdruckgebiete vorherrschen - die in der Regel dann eher weniger Niederschlag (im Winter also meist Schnee) bedeuten. Das lässt sich auch wunderbar bei Fernsehsendern beobachten, die weltweite Wettervorhersagen machen...
Und über Europa ist dieser Winter relativ mild, zumeist mit Temperaturen oberhalb derer, wo Wasser gefriert. Und zumindest in meiner Ecke ist es dazu auch noch ungewöhnlich trocken, es fällt wenig Regen (die Engländer haben zur Zeit davon allerdings wohl etwas viel, da reicht scheinbar die Nordsee für diese Wettergrenze). Wir hatten hier diesen Winter bisher zwei mal Schneefall - einmal hat es dafür gereicht, die Dächer ganz leicht zu bedecken, das taute dann aber sofort wieder weg, ein zweites Mal war einige Tage der Boden ganz dünn mit ein wenig Schnee bedeckt - aber nichts, was ich als Winter bezeichnen würde.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
Thank you for the more detailed explanation of how the world is affected by weather. It is truly amazing how everything is interconnected! :)
4 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
So beautiful shot!

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4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Ostseeleuchte
Thank you so much for your kind words! :)
4 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
There is a beautiful icy coating on those branches.
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Rhisiart Hincks
Yes, it is such a beautiful sight to see all the trees coated with ice and shining in the sun like jewels. However, there is a price to pay for this beauty in the form of broken branches and downed power lines in extreme cases. Thanks for visiting and your lovely comment!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Fascinating ice. I've lived in north my whole life but I've never seen one here
4 years ago.
Valfal has replied to Fantasyfan
The conditions have to be just right to produce this kind of icy beauty. As beautiful as it looks, it is a very dangerous condition, both for the trees and for power lines, not to mention travel if the roads are also icy! Thank you for your visit and for your comment! :)
4 years ago.
Thelonious58
Thelonious58
This is really special!
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Ice can do a lot of damage, but it sure is pretty to look at! Great shot!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
I liked this last February, and I still like it! =) Very nice!
3 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
What I particularly like about this photo is that it has a 3D quality to it - I feel as if I can put my hand into the screen and grab it! Wonderful!
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
excellent icey work val! the criss-cross effect is it's advantage ... and its disadvantage, because the eye is not really drawn to one point in the image. i like it though!
3 years ago.