Alaskan Moose, winter


The tale of two cities according to Heiko and Stephi - Part 98

Cold town, winter in the city is our theme for this week. What seems a bit strange because for a few days we have spring weather in our hometowns. But let’s ignore that for a few minutes and look at Cologne (first photo) and Munich (second photo) in winter with snow. You may see that Heiko’s photo of Cologne shows less snow than Munich’s. That’s no coincidence, Munich is in the south of Germany and close to the alps, so we simply do have more snow here. Every year Heiko and I have a discussion what is better, a winter with a lot of snow or a winter with less snow (which means more grey and rainy). We will never agree on this. But I think we agree that we both enjoy the few spring days this weekend.
Praise to the beautiful weather this weekend, which makes celebrating carnival for Heiko more comfortable.

The winter so far has been the warmest on record and hardly any snow in Reykjavik….until today. 

Last night it started snowing and it didn’t stop until this morning. Then we had snow depth of 51 cm. The most in 24 hrs. since 1937! Climate change anyone? But it was so beautiful walking around the old town today


A hike across the United States on the Pacific Crest Trail, compacted into 5:00.