Freitag, 18. Januar 2013

My everyday drive through winter wonderland


Since one week we have got plenty of snow in our region.

So every morning and every evening I have to drive through the darkness on snow-covered roads on my way to work and back home.


In the meanwhile the guys from the snow-plowing service have cleaned most of the motorways and ordinary highways, so that the daily trip is a bit less exciting compared to the days with continuous snowfall.

This afternoon I finished my work a bit earlier than usual, so I had the chance to take a break in a wintery snowy forest area - just to relax and to to put some daylight between myself and the work.


Fortunately I had my camera with me, so I was able to take some snow shots.



 

By the way: yesterday my faithful VW Golf - I call tenderly my Red Porsche Killer - celebrated a rare occurrance...


...cast a glance on my mileometer / Kilometerzähler!


;-))

Kommentare:

  1. Ordinary for you BUT I like to have that experience !

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  2. Beautiful shots, Uwe!
    How cold was that? -555555 C?
    Cheers!
    Márcia

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  3. Oh I wish I had told you that I was leaving the blog.. Then I'd have a cake now ;)

    Thank you Uwe for all your kind words..
    I'm so happy to hear you've been inspired by my posts.

    I hope you're right about meeting twice. I need the break, but I'm pretty sure I'll miss it and come back one day. Somehow.

    Have a great Tuesday!
    /Johanna

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  4. Beautiful, magical wonderland of snow! Do you know how I’m longing for it? Your Red Porsche Killer is so charming. What does “555555” mean? Drive carefully on the eisbahn.

    Yoko

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  5. What "555.555" means on the mileometer / (German: Kilometerzähler) of my car?
    As far as I know Japanese cars have the same indicators for distance covered as German ones.
    So: Within the recent 11 years and 4 month I've driven 555.555 kilometers with my "red Porsche Killer", dear Yoko! ;-)

    Uwe.

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  6. You drove about 50000 kilometers a year on average in the past 11 years? Wow!

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  7. I still (have to) drive approx. 50.000 km per year, dear Yoko.
    Germany is a country of individualists, a country of car drivers, and I (have to) spend at least two hours each day in my beloved (?) and always faithful (!) wheels!
    Hopefully my next milestone / intermediate goal with my Red Porsche Killer will be the distance from Earth to Moon (384401 km) and back (2x 384401 km = 768802 km!!!). We take it from there.

    Uwe.

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  8. 1993...is a long time ago, don't you think!?
    i've made the same thing with the elycopter in the USA and it was amazing.
    unfortunately nowadays almost everything is touristic...

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  9. It was me flying the helicopter in those days, but as you already mentioned, it's already long ago!

    ;-)

    But this is nothing to worry about! Nowadays I do low flying with my Red Porsche Killer... ;-))

    Thaqnks for stopping by, Selene.

    Uwe.

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  10. I guess it must be dangerous to drive a car, even your Red Porsche Killer, on snowy roads. But how serene and tranquil!! Oh, just beautiful!!
    % days ago Nara had snow in the morning . It melted in the afternoon.
    Recently, I remembered you. I have been using Fissler pressure cooker for more than 20 years. It has cooked brown rice everyday. After twenty years or something, I needed to replaces two small parts of the cooker with new ones. I could get parts in four days!! My model is old one. Now they are selling third model(?) of the pressure cooker. I had thought I would not have been able to get the parts, but I could! I really love products made in Germany!!

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  11. It's heavy snow but beautiful.
    Your car must wear good tires. I can't drive on the snow because of sliding.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Thanks a lot ladies, for your comments.

    In Germany we have to use special winter/snow tyres. They are softer and have much more grip/profile compared to our normal summer tyres.

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    I can remember the Fissler pressure cooker very well. My mother and my grandmother used one - they were part of our family! ;-)
    We don't own one, but I'm sure you find them in many German households as well.

    Enjoy your weekend and take care driving when you get snow on your Japanese roads.

    Uwe.

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  13. beautiful snowy shots indeed. Love the one with the red vw, as it contrasts beautifully with the snow

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