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By brownsilent
Good morning to everybody,

The Christmascards are made, the decoration set up, snow is still lying and it is bitter cold this morning. -12°C!

When I look out of the window, a frosty morning with the upcoming sun and a bit of mist in the air says: WINTER!

It is still too early to get a decent image from my window's view. But I have some from yesterday, which are quite beautiful, at least this is what I think.
Hope you like them too.

V1 is the sign, that marks the spring of the river Neckar, the biggest afluent of the Rhine in Germany. The lake, where the Neckar has its origine is something special. Through its middle runs the European watershed. On the northern end, the Neckar flows towards the Rhine, and from there the water goes to the North Sea.
The southern end is the spring for a little rivulet, that takes its water to the Danube, and to the Black Sea. Thus, our little moor is the bond, between North Sea and the Mediteranean. Wow!

I hope to catch up with you, and wish you all a good weekend,

Tags: Snow Winter Danube Landscape and travel Neckar Watershed

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challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
28 Nov 2008 8:00AM
Wonderful set

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photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
28 Nov 2008 8:01AM
It's 32 degree Celsius here in the Philippines Johanna , in your place is -12*C. What a wonderful Mother Earth we live inSmile Excellent winter shots.
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
28 Nov 2008 8:01AM
Super winter images, can feel the cold from them.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
28 Nov 2008 8:05AM
A great set of images Johanna . Really getting into the Christmas Spirit . Love the Icicles Brrrr . xxx
goso 11 2 1 Australia
28 Nov 2008 8:06AM
Lovely winter views, and a great narrative Johanna.......Bill
Your lake has an important part to play in Germany's waterways Johanna, and you have managed a good image. Your snow pictures are very good and way ahead of what we have here in Scotland.

Hoffy 13 262 16 England
28 Nov 2008 8:21AM
And we have rain. lol
Looks lovely.
MRSbiscuit60 10 224 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 8:22AM
We had snow last sunday which only lasted a couple of hours, nothing like your lovely pictures. Trish
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 8:24AM
Great picture
No snow here
imagio 11 12 1 England
28 Nov 2008 8:29AM
Makes me shiver just looking at these Johanna, great shots though.

AlanBW 12 20 England
28 Nov 2008 8:32AM
Lovely winter set Johanna ; we're off to the Rhine Valley for a few days in a couple of weeks - we'd better take some warm clothes!
BBB 10 2 England
28 Nov 2008 8:39AM
Like these, reminds me of the winters we had when I lived in your country. We only have a frost here this morning.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
28 Nov 2008 8:56AM
Lovely scenes you have captured and we can enjoy them without the cold, thank you. - gary
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Nov 2008 9:09AM
What superb scenes, Johanna. I don't think you'll be hanging any washing out on that line for a while yet! Keep warm and snug inside, enjoy the view from the windows! Carol
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 9:17AM
Great set of shots, well captured.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
28 Nov 2008 9:26AM
You have handled the exposures with great skill Johanna which has produced these stunning images.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 9:45AM
V1 is delightful, and as Danny says beautifully exposed to bring out the detail and textures in the ice. I can see a lot more pictures in those dried-out bullrushes against the snow and ice too...
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
28 Nov 2008 9:59AM
We got +8 for the second day in a row so the snow has vanished for the moment, good captures

Richsr 11 91 223 England
28 Nov 2008 10:30AM
Like the details and tones in these especially version 1 - well captured.
regards Richard.
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
28 Nov 2008 10:34AM
Superb set of captures - I love V1 - perfect colour, light and exposure and the warm tones and detail of the rushes in the foreground. Your really interesting description really adds local colour to everything.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Nov 2008 10:39AM
That looks cold ! Nice set Johanna...still no snow here in Wakefield, but it's rather frosty this morning and very sunny.
TrevB Smile
whiteswan01 10 13 England
28 Nov 2008 10:42AM
excellent shots not easy snow but you caught it well
crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
28 Nov 2008 12:00PM
Lovely set, particularly #1. We are visiting Koln next week, so a timely reminder of what to pack! Sandra
Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
28 Nov 2008 12:18PM
Brrrrrr, these pictures make me feel cold! I love the snow 'cap' on the sign in V1.
ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 12:25PM
Very nice set of shots....
I do like snow but it staying in it I do not like...

Good work...

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Nov 2008 12:48PM
Love #2
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
28 Nov 2008 1:37PM
Three wonderful wintry images
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Nov 2008 2:07PM
So beautiful Johanna. A picture postcard view of winter with images that we all have in our mind. I know snow has its disadvantages but when it looks as good as this then who cares !!
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 2:52PM
Lovely winter scenes Jo and explanation of your lake...
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
28 Nov 2008 3:33PM
What marvelous wintery images Johanna, Brrr!
Pegon 12 78 1 England
28 Nov 2008 4:31PM
A lovely set of winter scenes.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 4:32PM
Beautiful series.
Mikelane 11 1 Wales
28 Nov 2008 4:53PM
Great set of images well captured regards
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
28 Nov 2008 6:02PM
More good winter scenes from you Johanna.
Well composed and taken.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
28 Nov 2008 7:06PM
Thought it was cold here today Hanni but you've got us well beaten

foggytwo 15 36 1 Scotland
28 Nov 2008 8:38PM
Three wonderful seasonal shots Johanna,I like them all.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
28 Nov 2008 8:48PM
You're still ahead of us as regards to wintery weather Johanna.....I'm glad to say Smile Must say though it is really pretty to look long as you don't have to experience it Smile Smile Smile
Rgds., Jim
PS. Your location is quite unique, do the local tourist people play up this fact?
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 9:30PM
looks cold to - v3 has a bluey look to it - was that the sun
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 10:03PM
Three wonderfully cold shots Johanna
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
28 Nov 2008 11:03PM
Great shots, hope its not like that next Summer, love No2

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
29 Nov 2008 7:34AM
Kalt, aber schön...
danke dafür Smile
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
29 Nov 2008 4:00PM
a lovely sequence of shots Johanna
churchill123 14 233 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 5:34PM
Lovely set Johanna, alas no snow hereSad Christmas being put up tomorrow

microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 6:56PM
A super set of cold looking Images brrrr,..Great captures Johanna
We are catching you up -1 here tonight could be -4 by the morning,
sunshot 13 24 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 10:38AM
Lovely winter views here and a great narrative Johanna..................marc
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
30 Nov 2008 5:23PM
Yes, winter is upon us. I have stocked up on some good booksSmile
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
30 Nov 2008 6:38PM
So so cold but no snow yet here..Smile

Cotrast and detail is spot on Jo.....Time for a fire looking at this cold view....It looks freeeeeeeeeeeeeezing..

bobalot 11 10 England
30 Nov 2008 8:07PM
great set of images Johanna.

Rgds Bob
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Nov 2008 11:21PM
You seem to get lots of winter-- wonderful images and a great history lesson!
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 11:38PM
Terrific set of images.
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
1 Dec 2008 8:08AM
Superb set of images
JudeC 11 6 3 England
1 Dec 2008 8:42AM
Hi - three lovely images - its snowing here in Leeds at this very moment - Jude.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Dec 2008 8:03PM
3 great shots Jo and it looks cold in every one.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
2 Dec 2008 5:31PM
really enjoy your images of the snow, wintery wonderland - really puts you in the Christmas spirit
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Dec 2008 6:12PM
A wonderful set of wintery images, there's been snow in the north of England but none down here despite the fact that it has been bitterly cold
piccy 12 8 Wales
4 Dec 2008 11:09PM
Wow, indeed.
samsalt 9 24 1 England
5 Dec 2008 2:47PM
Good interest in the narrative once again and I particularly like the warm colours of the sign and dead vegetation against the cold icy blues.

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