Friday, February 26, 2010

Winter Avenue

Allévägen

The cold winter isn't giving up, but there has been two days now with a blue sky (at least for a few hours, and every minute counts). This is Allévägen at Hammar in Tungelsta. I can normally be seen here almost every day of the year on my bike, but not this winter. It's been way too icy. I don't mind biking in cold weather, it's just a matter of dressing correctly, but the roads are to slippery and the side-walks and bike paths haven't been cleared from all the snow so my bike has been in the cellar since Lucia. Oh, and if you want to see how this road will look in a few months time, check out this post from May 2009.

Skywatch Friday.

31 comments:

J Bar said...

That's a wonderful wintery scene you've given us.
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MrsLittleJeans said...

I second what J Bar said...thanks

James said...

Your blue sky looks wonderful. I would like to see one like it here.

Washington said...

What a great shot!!

Lorac said...

Looks much like here. So pretty your photo though!

Tara R. said...

The scene is still very beautiful. I live in a state that has no snow, so I enjoy seeing winter weather.

Laura Hegfield said...

quite beautiful, the way the branches of the trees form a lattice against the sky.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Very nice photo - I like the shape of the road under ice.
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Bob Crowe said...

It looks like the best way to have a winter day but I wouldn't ride my bike down it. Not for a couple of more months.

Olivier said...

je sais pas si les vélos ont des pneus neiges ;o)) superbe, cela me fait rêver, je vais peut être déménagé en suède ;o)

PurestGreen said...

It looks like some of the winter country roads I knew as a child.

Carolyn said...

I'm so glad you posted the spring photo of the same lane. Proof that winter is part of a cycle and the sun will return.

VP said...

I like the comparision between season, they are both nice in their own way, but I wish you a quick transition to a milder spring season.

Kim said...

Glad you are choosing to stay safe, Steffe. So, do you ski places, or just walk carefully :-). Hope you continue to have some great blue skies like this.
-Kim

Grace Olsson said...

the winter in Sweden its too long, Stefan..but beautiful. I like it so much the shot with WAY...between the trees...a nice scene
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eileeninmd said...

Lovely wintry scene and sky. Great shot!

Gunn said...

I enjoyed both the photos!:-)
My bike has been stolen, but I aim for buying a new one when the snow has gone.
Anyway,-HA EN GOD (H)ELG!!

Lois said...

That is a very pretty shot Steffe!

Teresa Bitler said...

I can only say what everyone else has so far...beautiful!

Stine in Ontario said...

It looks very beautiful -- actually, a lot like where I live.

tapirgal said...

So many places have deep snow right now. We have only rain. That's OK with me, but it's lovely to see your photo with the contrast of blue and white, and the beckoning road!

Scylla said...

Där inne till höger är jag uppvuxen :) Till stor del i alla fall.

B SQUARED said...

I would kill myself riding a bike in those conditions.

Jacob said...

There comes a time in the life of every biker when it is the better part of valor to leave the bike in the basement!

You're a smart guy, Steffe.

May is coming soon, though!

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Don and Krise said...

Looking at this I don't blame you for parking the bike for a while. Soon enough the snow will leave and then you can fly down this road.

paul said...

Well composed: clear sky, simple colours, and the sign for contrast. Excellent.

Steffe said...

Thanks all. It's a picturesque road so I will often stop for a photo here.

I hear you James. If you need some snow Tara I'm willing to sent you some!

Glad to trigger that memory PurestGreen.

I walk very carefully Kim.


Sorry to hear that Gunn.

It's warmer now and some of the snow is melting away, but there's more cold weather to come which means that the roads will be even more icier.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi, Just wait for the snow to go away, than biking is possible...., good weekend wishes, :)

happy SWF: JoAnn Holland

brattcat said...

You make this look so inviting, even with the snow covered road.

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, and I'm praying that the summer heat runs away soon over here.. :-D

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