Cee-BW-Challenge22-Hot-or-Cold

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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hot or cold

Snow in June surprised even the Canadians.

 

In 2007, this sight surprised me.

 

Dubai, in October, was still hotter

than Geelong in mid-summer.

 

Heat.

A glass blowers friend.

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Hot-or-Cold

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Black-&-White-Banner

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RagTagChallenge:…Flake

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flake

a small, flat, very thin piece of something,
typically one which has broken away
or been peeled off from a larger piece.

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A snowflake flower.

Snowflakes..the first and only time

I have ever seen falling snowflakes

was on Canad’s Columbia Icefields

in British Columbia.

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RagTagChallenge:…Flake

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FOWChallenge-Slip

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slip

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I discovered that walking up this icy incline

was much easier than walking down it…unless

you didn’t mind your feet slipping out

from under you and landing flat on

your backside in wet icy snow.

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CosmicPC-Winter-Woodland-Wk-11

 

 

My first Cosmic challenge

Even though it was mid-June there was unexpected,

from everyone’s point of view,

snow falling on

Canada’s Columbia Icefield

before and during our visit.

Whilst snow is not unheard of in Australia,

it was the first time I had ever experienced

falling snow.

 

These are more like winter woodland scenes…

 

…from South Western

Victoria.

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CosmicPhotoChallenge:…Wk11

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk295-Chill

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chill

 

All my chill images should have

provided us with a chilling experience…

 

…unfortunately, the opposite was true.

Although it was snowing on

Canada’s Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, 

moving around kept us warm.

 

Even our visit to

Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier

was undertaken in bright sunshine.

I must confess wearing more than

a cotton shirt on the

glacier visits though.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk295-Chill

 

 

 

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Snow

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atmospheric water vapour frozen into ice crystals and falling

in light white flakes or lying on the ground as a white layer.

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My first experience…

…with a…

…freshly fallen…

…silent shroud…

…of snow.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk261-Ice

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ice

frozen water, a brittle transparent crystalline solid
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Icy snow on the roof in mid-June, at the

Columbia Ice-fields,

Canada

 

 

 

Winter, 2006 must have been cold.

 

 

 

I have never seen this since.

 

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge:...Wk261Ice

 

 

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Winter-Wonderland

 

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With recent temperatures nudging

the mid 30s Celsius here we live

and mid 40s further inland…

…I thought I would be posting a

December beach photo this week.

 

Then I remembered our 2018 visit to

the Columbia Icefields.

 

For many of us it was our first exposure to falling snow,

…let alone spending time walking

on a glacier in snow conditions.

We were told that the previous week

temperatures had reached 30 degrees.

While our visit was in early June, that is,

not winter, it is the best I could do.

SUNDAY STILLS PHOTOS:...Winter-Wonderland

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Lightly

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lightly

in relatively small amounts
or in low density; sparingly.

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Some images which fit the moody theme.

The first indication that it was snowing was when

our coach driver alerted us to this sight…

…as we approached the

Columbia Icefield

and the

Athabasca Glacier.

Having never sighted falling snow previously

many of us were not sure if this fall would

be labeled heavy, light or somewhere inbetween.

 

To walk on a freshly, fallen silent shroud of snow

(just had to use that line 🙂 )

was the highlight of the day.

I would say it was falling lightly simply because

it was comfortable out and about.

The only time it was uncomfortable was

when my feet decided to hurry downhill

without telling the rest of me.

I was left behind on my behind.

Certainly a memorable experience.

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