Warm Winter Weather

To start the new season we had 8C/46F, a warm föhn wind was blowing and there were just a few patches of snow here and there in the fields. When we have föhn, the Alps are very clear on the horizon, but too far away for a decent picture. In the picture on top they are barely visible on the far right.

Janos took a walk in the woods and found plenty of snow and slush – glad I opted for a bike ride. It was an uneventful and short ride, combined with shopping and picture taking but better than nothing. In winter I take what I get.

On the horizon a narrow ribbon of light, typical for föhn weather.

Rich asked what kind of batteries I have in my heated gloves. They are rechargeable batteries. The pictures should give you a better idea. Everything made in China.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

5 response to "Warm Winter Weather"

  1. By: DJG Posted: December 22, 2022

    Great tree photos very sculptural.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 23, 2022

    Thanks for the photos and information!
    Those gloves would be greatly appreciated here as the temp is below zero F and the winds gusting to 40 mph — a taste of Minnesota!

  3. By: gregblood Posted: December 23, 2022

    Those “fohn” winds are definitely something to “phone” home about. HAHAHAHAHA. The pun probably would have been better if I knew how to type the umlaut above the O in “fohn.”

    • By: Suzanne Posted: December 23, 2022

      No need for ö, ä, or ü on your keyboard. The transcription is oe, ae, or ue. Those two dots were originally a stylized e on top of the vowel. So instead of ignoring the umlaut, the words can easily be spelled correctly. (Can you tell I used to be a teacher?)

  4. By: NancyG Posted: December 26, 2022

    We went from 18-22 degrees for a week to 52 yesterday!!! But wet is now the order of the day. I did squeeze in a short errand by bike in the mid-morning before rain restarted! Today lots of wind and more rain.

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