Wednesday, December 10, 2014

First Snow of the Winter Season

The snow has finally arrived. And while I do realize that most of you, that have been under a lot of it recently, will shriek at this notion, let me have my moment of joy. As someone who lives in the southern part of a Southern European country I don't see much of it where I live. In order to really experience it I have to travel up north or into the mountains. As It turns out, I happened to be at both places at the same time recently.

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On the top of the mountain Ivan, somewhere in the middle of Bosnia and Herzegovina, snow started falling the day before. And while it was following us on our trip from Sarajevo, it was at this point where its full glory became apparent.


On the side of the road, I found this little quiet scene.


Some of these, even though shot in color, look like black and white images. Autumn is for sure gone here.


A view of the snowed in valley.


The reason for my recent travel north to the capital Sarajevo, was my State Law Exam. This is why I was absent from the blog world on Monday and Tuesday. Good news is, after a two-part written exam and an oral exam on Monday, I passed it, so my friends and I were celebrating a bit. I leave you with that image, and I'll be back with new views from the other side soon.


Thank you all for visiting!

58 comments:

  1. How wonderful! Congratulations! And the photos are amazing!

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  2. Great views and congratulations.
    I warm snow scenes but you either leave them or cool them. I'll try cooling mine. I leave my cameras on daylight.

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    1. So many snow pictures this week.... and my dream would be to curl up in front of a fire!
      Now that I'm in my 60's, I suspect it's too late for me to learn to love winter!
      But your photos are lovely.
      Thanks for sharing them at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-holiday-recipe-for-you.html

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    2. Thanks Adrian and Sue. Adrian, I cooled these down, since they came out warm SOOC. Sue, I'm glad you enjoyed these despite the coldness.

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  3. Congrats on passing your exam, Mersad! You have about the same amount of snow as we do 45 minutes north of Toronto. ;)

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  4. Snow! Wow...I won't get to see any snow this year...sadly!

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  5. Great pictures! I like the one with the little red car :-)

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  6. Congratulations Mersad good for you =0) I so know how you feel about the snow I hardly get any here as well not like it used to but, now I would be so lucky if I see a flake or 2. =0(

    Beautiful photo shots my friend and have a Happy Wordless Wednesday

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  7. congratulations on passing the exam! and enjoy the snow as long as you have it!

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  8. enjoy your snow, it is beautiful. love the tire scene and congratulations on passing your exam.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Much appreciated.

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  9. Congratulations...I know that was a big day for you. The snow images are beautiful as are all your photographs....

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    1. It really was. So happy to have it behind me now. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  10. Congrats on passing your exam! I too love snow and get excited when it falls in my town (which isn't very often) Our mountains get lots of snow, but the valleys only rarely.

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  11. I live where we should have quite a bit of snow by now and we only have about as much as you have there. Snow is beautiful. I don't blame you for getting excited. ;) Lovely pics.

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  12. Congratulations Mersad! And great detailed images as always :)

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  13. Congratulations! Beautiful pictures!

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  14. Wonderful achievement, and a perfect reason for a celebration. And I'm glad to let you have your moment of 'snow' enjoyment. I don't have any more of those moments unless I'm looking at it outside a window while I'm curled up with a blanket, a good book and a warm fire in the fireplace!

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  15. Great shots! It's snowing in Albany, NY USA!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. I will be on the lookout for your images.

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  16. Nedostaje mi zima i snijeg...:-(

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  17. We usually get lots of snow here,but I still love it. These scenes are lovely.

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    1. Thanks Ruth for checking in. Will check out the snow images on your blog if you post them.

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  18. lovely scenes and lovely people

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  19. Schaut aus wie Puderzucker....das hat was.

    Ich selber muss ja auch hochgucken um Schnee zu sehen, und der Teide hat ihn momentan. Ich mag das....unten an der Playa und oben den Schnee *gg*

    Viele Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Das ist immer ein schöner Blick. Danke für deinen Besuch.

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  20. Congrats on passing the exam. love your images, especially the first one.

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  21. That red car looks brilliant! Congratulations on your success.

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  22. I love the starkness of these images - you can really feel the cold. Down here in summer Australia that is saying something. Congratulations on your exam pass. It looks like you have assembled a jolly crowd to celebrate.
    Have a great weekend. I am joining you at Wednesday Around the World.

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    1. Thanks Jill for visiting and for your well wishes. I know that snow is the last thing you want to think about when it's summer down under :)

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  23. Congrats on passing your exam, great news! I love the pretty snowy scenes.. Lovely images..Have a great day!

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  24. Brilliant shots Mersad,
    I just love snow and we just may have a White Christmas , according to the Weatherman.
    There's already snow about 100 miles North of Liverpool UK where we live, so fingers crossed , for it to travel North West !
    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  25. Beautiful!!! We want snow too..but it's just raining all the time!

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  26. I live in the USA in what we call New England. We get plenty of snow most years. Winter and I have come to an understanding....I find the snow beautiful and fun to play in and I love the first snow as well. However I will admit to loving the last snow just as much.

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  27. Congratulations on passing the exam and lovely wintry scenic shots ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  28. We usually have way more snow than we do by now. It's getting a little disturbing for the resorts. Congratulations on passing your exam!!

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  29. many congratulations on passing your exam... sounds like a lot of work went into it

    Mollyxxx

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  30. Beautiful pictures!!! My hearties congratulations...WELL done!! Thank you too for your kind words.!! Cathy

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  31. Congrats with passing your exams (what are you studying?)! Now you can enjoy the snow (and store up pics for your archives:):) Celebrations in our family are a bit later, because son-in law is graduating with Education, and son's exams are over the end of Dec.

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  32. Congratulations! I'd say celebration was in order.
    I don't get to see much snow in the desert area where I live either.

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  33. Congrats on your great news! I love these photographs! They have such a mysterious, stark element to them.

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  34. well congratulations on passing your test! and yay, snow!! beautiful photos....still waiting for our snow here...we had a little but it melted within a couple of hours.

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    1. This one melted quickly too. I don't think it's there anymore.

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  35. I am so happy for you on passing your test, Mersad! Your photos are gorgeous, as always!

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  36. A little snow paints old places so they look bright and new again. Nice pictures and congratulations on passing your exam!

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  37. We don't get much snow either, but I missed our first dusting of the season. We were taking a "sun" vacation in Southern California at the time. But there are usually two or three a year, so I may get another chance. - Margy

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  38. Congratulations on passing the exam. First rate photographs, as always, Mersad. I like the one of your car... my word, how the colour stands out against the dull background!

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    1. Thanks Valerie. That's why I took that shot. I liked the contrast as well.

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  39. congratulations on your exam. It's beautiful countryside; thanks for the view. I was raised (New Jersey) in what people around here (Oklahoma) call the north. But I don't miss the cold weather much. Once in a while, it snows here... {:-Deb

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  40. This is the only way I want to see snow, Mersad, but I will be going up to Connecticut in ten days and there undoubtedly will be snow up there.

    Congratulations on passing your law exams. It must be a source of both pride and relief.

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  41. Congratulations, and great photos!

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  42. Congrats on passing your exams!

    LOVE the snow photos. It's summer in Sydney right now...so we definitely don't get any of this stuff & I love seeing other people's pics of it :-)

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  43. Congratulations on passing the exam.

    Hey, I get all excited about snow too. It's rarely seen here and I miss it.

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  44. It is delightful when it snows. I love how the icing covers all the imperfections underneath!

    Thanks for a delicious link to the letter D.

    Happy New Year

    And

    A+

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