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01-05-2009 11:56 AM

I just wanted to share a picture of where I live, many of you will have seen pictures of the garden and workshop from the road during the summer months, but this is what I see from my workshop during the winter.

The photograph is in colour, not black & white, but was taken by moonlightt – the temperature is -20°C and has been for at least a week – the winter has arrived at long last. I hope you like it (click on the image to see it in full)


-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#1 posted 01-05-2009 12:03 PM

wow Tony.. looks great. it’s finally snowing here too.

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#2 posted 01-05-2009 01:20 PM

great photo.

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#3 posted 01-05-2009 03:19 PM

Tony, that is a wonderful photograph. That would be a picture worth framing.

But please keep the snow over there. I just don’t get a thrill out of shoveling the driveways anymore. To put things in perspective it was +15C over here yesterday and I was doing some sanding outside in short sleeves. :)

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 03:43 PM

There is much magic in a good winter scene like this one you have captured Tonys.
I think I would really miss the seasons if I moved .
I purchased a 13 hp snowblower this year and my snow problems vanish in about 20 minutes.
I still have to get out for some cross country skiing if [email protected] drag mysleft out of the shop. <g>
No snakes, no bugs, no termites,no mosquitos!


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#5 posted 01-05-2009 03:52 PM

Great photo, Tony.

Winter is a nice season to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there! I enjoyed wearing shorts this weekend.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 04:01 PM

Tony, that’s a great picture! It looks so peaceful!

We had about 6” of snow at Christmas, then it all melted. More snow this morning, but it will be gone again in a couple of days.

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#8 posted 01-05-2009 04:30 PM

Peter we had about 6mm of snow in the last 3 weeks and none forecast for the next week at least, just cold, cold and more cold.

Bob I consídered buying one of those snow blowy things a few years ago, but it virtually stop snowing since then – maybe I frightened it away. I make do with the snow blade fitted to the garden tractor for now.

We are leaving on Saturday for 8 days to find some real snow in the Austrian Alps ( maybe you will see me on the link ;) ) and do some downhill skiing, good food eating (as if we did not have enough at Christmas) and even more really good beer drinking (Glühwein for the wife) – there are no mountains in Finland only large hills.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#9 posted 01-05-2009 04:44 PM


Great picture! As far North as you are you don’t see much of the sun at this time of year.

By-the-way, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has the highest “Finnish” population outside of Finland. There is even a Finlanda University.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 01-05-2009 04:51 PM

Neat photo, Tony. It looks about like that here this morning. Thankfully not quite as cold.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 01-05-2009 04:58 PM

Yeah, add about 3 ft of snow to that photo and the same temperature and you got what I have. I’m kind of sick of it allready, and winter isn’t even half way through. Woodworking for me in the winter pretty much comes to a stand still. My shop is our detached double stall garage that we still park our vehicles in, it’s not totally insulated and it takes too long to get it warmed up out there with the wood stove when it’s this cold out. It would be so much easier and more enjoyable if we lived in a little warmer climate and I had a dedicated shop.

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#12 posted 01-05-2009 05:03 PM

Spring is on the way, 2 weeks past the winter solstice, but we can already see that summer is coming on a daily basis.

Sun rises 9:31 and sets 15:25. Length of day is 5 h 54 min (South Finland).
Sun rises 11:29 and sets 13:23. Length of day is 1 h 54 min (Lapland)

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#13 posted 01-05-2009 05:36 PM


-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 01-05-2009 06:07 PM

Beautiful color photo!

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#15 posted 01-05-2009 08:52 PM

Absolutely beautiful…

We got snow here in Vegas this year… LOTS OF IT… We generally see about a half inch every other year if that… we had 6 inches in some places around the valley… breaking a 30 year old record and they say it might be an all time record for the Valley… Makes me wish I lived someplace where it was less of a side show and more of a main attraction… :-)

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