Sunday's pictures and a song - What does December look like in your part of the world? Photos by Gail Kronberger of Wisconsin

©Gayle Kronberger

Just like life, blogging is turning out to be full of surprises. If you would have told me last February, as I was mournfully watching the movers put the last of our boxes in the truck bound for Paris, that I would be exchanging emails and photos with people I've never met face-to-face, I would have laughed. Yet, that's what's happening.

After admiring Christine's slideshow of her charming garden, pictures of Tom's "girls" and the photographs in Nancy's impressive gallery, it occurred to me that "Sunday's picture and a song" doesn't have to be exclusively devoted to Paris. It should also feature other parts of our planet.

©Gayle Kronberger

Fortunately, after sending me some photos with the comment, "See what you are missing . . . . . . . . .  :)", Gayle Kronberger agreed to let me use them for the first of what I hope will be an ongoing series, "Sunday's picture and a song: what does it look like in your part of the world?"

Today's photos were shot near Neillsville, Wisconsin. After saying that she would like to take some pictures of the recent snowfall, Gayle and her husband piled into their truck, along with Gayle's mother-in-law, and drove around for 2 1/2 hours last Sunday morning. The results were worth it!

Thanks for sharing your winter wonderland, Gayle!

Wondering how I know someone in Wisconsin? Gayle and I have been exchanging emails ever since I wrote the posts about her great uncle Pvt. John Daum, who was killed during World War II in Normandy, and her uncle, Tom Stumpner.

What does it look like in your part of the world? If you have a couple of photos that I can post on the blog and a YouTube song selection, please send me an email at mkoutandabout@gmail.com.


December by George Winston. Please listen - it's beautiful and rated PC, pretty cold.

©Gayle Kronberger



Comments

  1. This may be one of my favorite blogs to date, Mary Kay. Not only because of your kind link to my photo gallery ~blush~ but also because of your Winston selection (from one of my all time favorite CDs)....AND for Gayle's gorgeous wintry photos to remind me of weather that I left behind in Boston yrs ago.
    As I sit here looking out at palm trees, flowers canals and golf course just behind my condo.....would it be fair for me to post winter shots from here in Florida??? I think not, so if your readers are interested local "winter" photos were taken just a few days/or a week ago and are in my gallery!
    Thanks for a great weekend post.

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  2. Glad you liked today's post, Nancy! Gayle's pictures were a welcome change of pace because I occasionally (dare I say it) want to see something other than photos of Paris. George Winston's December has long been a favorite and gets played over and over again in our house at this time of year.

    I loved seeing your photos of the illuminated palm trees, winter sports and the winter wonderland in Florida. It's different than the one in Wisconsin but equally beautiful.

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  3. I love these shots. That red barn is just so wintery, and the hint of the 486 sign. in red, whatever that is, says, "See me too." The picture of grays, the river scene, is just winter complete. Nice.

    We've only had a dusting of snow here, I'm looking forward to a nice fall of white.

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  4. What a great idea, MK! Christmas all around the world. These photos are really quite beautiful, particularly the snowed covered holly! So festive. :)

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  5. Joseph, No snow in Paris yet, although I hope that we'll see a bit of the white stuff this year. I also liked the dash of red in the first photo - you're right, it really does seem to say, "See me too".

    Mlle Ella, Happy to hear that you like the idea! : ) FIngers crossed that I get an email (or two!) with some pictures for next week. Otherwise, I'll be back to posting photos of the Eiffel Tower and such...

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  6. Wisconsin does look cold. And I love the song ;)

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  7. kbh, I remember that you love that song! ;) When I read the post about how your mother plays George Winston's "December" every year, I almost wrote a comment on your blog saying, "I love that album, too!" but stopped myself because your friends were having such a good time commenting. I didn't want to be the "mom" who walked into the room at the wrong time and spoil all of the fun.

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  8. I wouldn't worry...I may know someone who will be sending you some non-Paris Xmas photos soon. ; )

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  9. Ella, I laughed so hard at the comment that you "may know someone" who will be sending me a non-Paris Christmas photo and had a flashback to this post. Please tell me that the pic is going to be from your Uncle Ritchie! ;)

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  10. Gorgeous photos, thank you! I miss snow. Normally we've been snowed in at least once by now, but nothing at all this winter so far. Fed up with the drizzle - it's like being in Ireland again. Come on snow.

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  11. Steph, I miss snow, too! Even when there wasn't snow where we used to live in Switzerland, I could always look up at the mountains and see it. Yup - I miss snow, mountains and the lake.

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