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Winter Wonderland: a Walk In the Russian Countryside

Updated on February 6, 2013

Russian snow

I love winter. I know, I know - it's cold, it's mostly dark, it's the season for bad weather and bad traffic. But I still love winter, especially beautiful sunny days in February. You see, that's when you can feel that spring is not far. You may say: "What are you talking about? Look at all that snow!". Well, true. Real spring won't come to Russia until April. But even now when the sun comes out all living things can feel that spring is just around the corner. The birds are chirping like mad, squirrels run around in a very spring-like manner and my cat Molly goes bonkers and starts darting around my snowy garden with her tail held high.

A could of days ago we had a huge snowfall. We had about a month's worth of snow fall in one day. It caused havoc on the roads but it also made everything look so unrealistically beautiful. A true winter wonderland. Enjoy the photos!

Photos from the Russian countryside

Time to shovel some snow!
Time to shovel some snow! | Source
Wild rosebush
Wild rosebush | Source
Someone lost a glove. Pink looks good on white!
Someone lost a glove. Pink looks good on white! | Source
The perfect Christmas tree
The perfect Christmas tree | Source
Jasmine shrub covered in snow
Jasmine shrub covered in snow | Source
Jasmine under the snow
Jasmine under the snow | Source
My house
My house | Source
My garden
My garden | Source
My well
My well | Source
Winter plum blossoms
Winter plum blossoms | Source
What grows in your garden? Snow!
What grows in your garden? Snow! | Source
My gazebo. I don't think I'll be sitting there sometime soon.
My gazebo. I don't think I'll be sitting there sometime soon. | Source
Perfect blue
Perfect blue | Source


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    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Tina, thank you for your comment. Yes, it's the birds, the sun, the way animals act - everything. I'm not a huge fan of cold and dark days myself, but this pre-spring period is one of my favorites.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      5 years ago from Sweden

      It is really beautiful with winter and snow! And I agree about getting a feeling of spring in February even if spring doesn't come until April. Maybe it has something to do with the lighter and longer days and the birds are a bit more active now. I like these lovely pictures although I am not a big fan of the winter season.



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