Rubble in the Snow
The word apern
is the verb used for the thawing of snow in the Upper-German dialects (e.g.: Swiss-german, Austrian, etc.); ausgeapert
names the state of something formerly covered by snow like the stones in the picture above or the body of a mountain climber in spring.
A little bit of snow
little! It caused a nearly full standstill on the streets. 660 km of traffic jam in an area about the size of the state of New Jersey (USA) and only a slightly higher population.
They blamed the weather report, of course, because they were not able to predict the area of snowfall down to the single kilometer in a considerably chaotic atmosphere with several high and low pressure areas lying in horizontal and vertical juxtaposition— it was quite some mess up there.
Winter without Snow
That’s how it looks after all of that precious crystallised water changed its condition of aggregation to something more viscous. Looks a bit dirty now, does it not?
Changed the projection of the panorama to “General Panini” and the aspect ratio to 1:3 which seems to be the common aspect ratio of print shops (as if somebody wants to print that). Because the single pictures were of obviously highly differing quality (if somebody has a spare camera that could be called at least “decent”: I would be more than happy to help you freeing some of your highly valued storage room) no further changes were made to the picture; it is the raw thing out of a fully automated Hugin
A panorama from the window in the first floor. It has a little “hiccup” at the right side, clearly visible at the middle of the roof ridge of the barn (an indoor riding hall). I saw it too late, sorry.
The original picture behind this thumbnail is quite large: 9287×2158 pixel and 5.705 Mb. That might be too much for a weaker computer and/or patience.
First Snow in Winter