19 December 2016

Winter

This year we seem to have a normal December in Brasov. At least, it is how I remember it! So far, on most days this month the temperature stayed below zero degrees Celsius. Some mornings were really frosty, with temperatures less than -15C. We also have snow in the city for many days now...
After the last winters when we had higher and higher record temperatures and springtime like weather during the Christmas, this winter almost feels a bit odd... it just emphasizes the fact that the last winters were too warm!

Yesterday I took a photo stroll near Brasov, through the forests on Postavarul Mountain. All was still and frozen like it should be during a winter day. The sun is now about at the lowest above horizon as we are just days away from the winter solstice. The low sun, filtered through the forest canopy combined with the bright snow produces such a special lighting...

Here are some of the best shots of the day: