Radensko polje

I don’t know how to translate this title in English. It’s simply a field, an area in Slovenia. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter. The point is that sometimes this field gets flooded and this time it happened again. And since we were in the area we also visited ruins of Boštanj castle (Weissenstein in German), just to satisfy my passion for architecture. =)
So let the photos speak (because at the moment I don’t really know what else to write). =D

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Ice Age is melting

We are having a bit like an ice age here in Slovenia. I must say that I’m really happy our town and area around didn’t get the worst scenario, but many places did. For few days they say there were about 10% of slovenian households without electricity, many still don’t have it after five days! Some cities and villages are really like in ice age – so much ice everywhere, so many trees falling down, so much damage and general danger for everyone. Even our ZOO got in some trouble (this is actually quite funny) – two lynxs escaped and killed their neighbour chamois (like a mountain goat).
Anyway, at least around my home the situation got from a bit frozen to melting and I just went out to take some photos and see how much damage there is. Honestly, I can’t believe there is only few broken branches on the ground! We were so lucky! So here are some photos of our ice age coming to an end – hopefully in other parts of Slovenia as well!

Brrr

More or less everyone that knows me, knows that I’m more of a summer person, and I don’t like winter. I mean, winter looks nice when everything is nice and yes, I like to make a snowman and snowboard here and there, but still, I don’t like winter. It’s cold and I don’t like cold. I like warm weather full of sunny days and I guess that is why I dream about California for so many years now. Well this is what keeps me warm and optimistic every winter. =)
I guess for now, I have to deal with this cold and get out a bit more, but I need new gloves, these aren’t really photographer friendly, that’s why these two photos were taken from a balcony of our house. Yes, I know, so much effort… =D

Brrr02

Brrr01

Snowy Alps view

I don’t like winter. I like some things about it, but in general, I don’t like it. I don’t like cold. I admit, snow looks nice and can be full of fun, but that hardly helps with the fact I have to deal with cold. Yeah, I know, I have to dress warm and it is ok… When cold weather starts I always need few days of whining, seems like this is now. These days it got a bit colder and it is very windy, but the worst thing is, that we all know this is just a start of winter and we are lucky it is still so warm – usually it is colder in the end of November.
Despite all my whining and complaining I just can’t ignore the fact that in weather like this, I live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. At least for me, living in a valley and having a beautiful view on Alps – it is priceless. These days the weather was sunny and the sky was quite clear and visibility amazing. That is why I just had to take some photos of this gorgeous view I have from the area where I live.

Winter isn’t gone yet

It’s time for sunny days, warmer weather and spring plants to start growing, but it seems like weather doesn’t care about that. We got another package of snow these days. It’s not smart to go out of the house with your car, but well, I guess people have to go places…
Anyway, I was away from home for the weekend and these are three photos I made. I know it’s the same tree, but I couldn’t decide which photo I prefer, so I just put all three up here. =)
WinterTree01
WinterTree02
WinterTree03