Sonntag, 31. März 2013

Snow and snow and snow (Sella, Dolomites, Italy)

Once again we decided to spend the week before Easter in the snow to enjoy skiing. Unfortunately the weather has not shown its sunny side. But we have seen so much snow than ever this time of year in the Dolomites. This year, the winter will not come to an end. Around the Sella massif the snow was three feet high and the skiing was a pleasure even if it snowed sometimes and the fog was very persistant.
On the mountain passes, you felt like on the bobsled with the snow on both sides.

After it snowed the night the trees were full of the white stuff.

Luckily it turned out well in between times the sun and you could enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites.

Sonntag, 10. März 2013

Spring Crocus

This weekend it finally happened. In glorious sunshine the snow were melting and the flowers of spring, as here these crocuses, were able to develop their full beauty.

Donnerstag, 7. März 2013

Slowly melting snow in the spring sun...

During sunny weather the last few days the snow melted very slowly. During our walk we saw strange hill. Whether the moles are probably digging their tunnels and these hills are built by them?

Sonntag, 3. März 2013

Visiting the Zoo

After this long and dark winter longed to be on that first spring weekend for the sun. To catch some rays, we visited the zoo in Göppingen. The park is generally not very large, but nestled into the landscape and is home to some remarkable animals. Furthermore there are also goats, donkeys and sheep, which can be fed and petted. Especially nice is the crown crane, who proudly presented his magnificent crown.We had the impression that the animals enjoyed the warm sunshine.