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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:03 PM   #1
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Hi all!
There hasn't been too much photography for me for a too long time. Work is consuming all my energy, and the dull darkness of these latitudes during winter doesn't help.
But now I'm on a weeks school leave and can relax a bit. We're in the longest period of snow and cold weather for years, haven't been over freezing point since before Christmas. That is nothing special up north (right, Ned) but here in the south of Scandinavia we're not used to this.
And it's been snowing! Till recently not that much, but the last few days have brought us white stuff and power cuts, a nice combination . Still not that much snow, but it's more than I need anyway.

After spending half an hour digging out my car I went to town today, and brougt my camera just in case. So don't take my word, have a look yourselves.


The first one shows my mailbox.

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Then one from the yard

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and a few from the surroundings.

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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:12 PM   #2
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Nice pictures, but better to admire from a distance than experience first hand. That is some cold spell - the butterflies are probably in your stomach when you have to go out and drive under those conditions!
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 3:45 PM   #3
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First off, 3, 4, and 5 are wonderful winter landscapes, well done.

I have some concerns on 1 and 2 however.

In #1 - If you took the trouble to get to your mailbox to remove the contents, wouldn't it require the assumption that someone took the same trouble to deposit something in it. From your photo, there is no evidence that such an expedition took place. Unless you're expecting something important, I don't think I would bother.

In #2, is there any worry about the wieght bearing capacity of your roof?

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I was thinking like Jim was man what a heavy weight those roofs have lucky to have any at all.. Both that is here that kind of weight would of brought down a roof or two.... Greta lord what did god think he was doing dumping all that in one spot ! WE got no snow this year in Kitsap County, Washington and there have been damages down with that much snow.. Great shots though!
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Nice pix....like the hoar frost on the trees....out here our rivers freeze...we walk on the frozen river ice, during the winter...

I must say that pix of the bridge over the open river in the winter is simply stunning. You live in a beautiful area of the world.
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I was thinking like Jim was man what a heavy weight those roofs have lucky to have any at all.. Both that is here that kind of weight would of brought down a roof or two.... Greta lord what did god think he was doing dumping all that in one spot ! WE got no snow this year in Kitsap County, Washington and there have been damages down with that much snow.. Great shots though!
Many places that experience heavy snows have building codes that require beefed up roof supports. We do up here.

But sometimes it gets very heavy and then we have specialists who shovel snow off the roofs. It's important to get someone who knows how to shovel the snow off a roof, if not roofs can be easily damaged by careless snow removal.

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Kjell, you have my permission to print out as many of my butter fly photos as you wish and post them all over the property and you can pretend its spring!
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That is indeed some amazing snow! Much work for you, much pleasurable viewing for us! I especially enjoyed the mood of the last one.
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Thanks all for the nice comments!

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In #1 - If you took the trouble to get to your mailbox to remove the contents, wouldn't it require the assumption that someone took the same trouble to deposit something in it. From your photo, there is no evidence that such an expedition took place. Unless you're expecting something important, I don't think I would bother.
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In #2, is there any worry about the wieght bearing capacity of your roof?
Problem yet to be solved. There are building codes, but as I don't want to trouble the authorities and inspectors with my construction and renovation activities I rely on my personal judgement and common sense. I think I normally overdimension things, but more snow is on it's way so I might be forced to go up and do some shovelling.

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Kjell, you have my permission to print out as many of my butter fly photos as you wish and post them all over the property and you can pretend its spring!
Whooooopppiiieee! Problem solved!!!

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