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No you are not strange. One of the things I so love in winter in the Jura is the light- that very very special night you get with the sun, huge blue skies and that twinkly snow- it is so so special, truly and I am NO photographer (OH is).

This light has in fact influenced the Jura in very profound ways- and was the reason why watch and clock making developed here in the 1700s. Farmers couldn't farm, obviously, in winter due to snow- but their farm were built with at least one large window facing Sout- with the light reflected on snow giving them perfect condition for artisan watch-making. This is how our neighbour (well ex neighbour, that was in 1760s) began his apprenticeship here with his step dad. So interesting how geographical conditions do affect a lot more than we sometimes imagine.
Wow what an interesting story. Yes light affects so much! I work all over so I totally see that in my work

I just need a lovely background for a good night snow/pretty sky photograph now
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Not sure where you are - but fabulous snow pictures to be had with the lake in Vallée de Joux perhaps?
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Not sure where you are in Vaud- but fabulous snow pictures to be had with the lake in Vallée de Joux perhaps?

Also famous for watch.making which started with peasant/artisan watchmaking, and now the seat of Breguet watch-making (our ex neighbour was Breguet) and Audemar Piguet and Jaeger Lecoultre.

And of course why La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle went the same way (Nardin, Rolex, Ebel, Reymond Weil, and so many more).

The sun is out now and it is a winter wonderland with 'that' special light.
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Not sure where you are in Vaud- but fabulous snow pictures to be had with the lake in Vallée de Joux perhaps?

Also famous for watch.making which started with peasant/artisan watchmaking, and now the seat of Breguet watch-making (our ex neighbour was Breguet) and Audemar Piguet and Jaeger Lecoultre.

And of course why La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle went the same way (Nardin, Rolex, Ebel, Reymond Weil, and so many more).

The sun is out now and it is a winter wonderland with 'that' special light.
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I'm trying to thaw the kids before we go for round 2. Little one had on gloves but her poor hands are still red Need to double them up next time
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Take the funicular to Mont Pélering- perfect surely.
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Quite a lot more overnight - and snowing again heavily now. All local ski resorts opened and cross-country pistes too.

Lots of pictures on FB of family and friends in Surrey and the Midlands of families playing with the snow there too.

Edit at 14.17 - and now big patches of blue skies and sunshine- all twinkly again.

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Quite a lot more overnight - and snowing again heavily now. All local ski resorts opened and cross-country pistes too.

Lots of pictures on FB of family and friends in Surrey and the Midlands of families playing with the snow there too.
Yes, lots of snow here in Baden and back home in Lancashire!
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Quite a lot more overnight - and snowing again heavily now. All local ski resorts opened and cross-country pistes too.

Lots of pictures on FB of family and friends in Surrey and the Midlands of families playing with the snow there too.
I saw the London area finally got some snow too!

It's a light snow here but the roads seem OK just the gardens that are full up. one cold snow bunny just came inside to warm up
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Old 17.01.2016, 13:56
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Yes, lots of snow here in Baden and back home in Lancashire!
Same here but back in Joburg ...
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Quite a lot more overnight - and snowing again heavily now. All local ski resorts opened and cross-country pistes too.
Went to Saignelégier today and xc skied in a blizzard for an hour or so, and then a mix of sunshine and cloud. Only 1.5 hours from Basel and loads of trails.

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Went to Saigenlegier today and xc skied in a blizzard for an hour or so, and then a mix of sunshine and cloud. Only 1.5 hours from Basel and loads of trails.
Do you mean here?

http://www.saignelegier.ch

Went there a couple of years ago ( snow shoe rather than XC skiing) and it was rather nice.

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True horse country- wonderful. Anyone from Flagstaff AZ- very similar.
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Lovely out there today in the Geneva countryside. Good few cms fell during the night. I have had a stomp in the snow & saw a red squirrel bouncing around.
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Red or brown - the 'red' squirrels here (same family) are all brown, with tufty ears. Never seen a 'red' squirrel in CH (lots in Scotland though)
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Finally! Sow by THE Lake
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Snowed most of the night in Geneva. But not too cold at the moment, i have my windows open for the obligatary 20 minutes airing!!.

Or, as the demon smoker - the obligatary one hour!!! Or even all afternoon...
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Windows still open at 3pm, and listening to the kids playing in the school nearby!!
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Red or brown - the 'red' squirrels here (same family) are all brown, with tufty ears. Never seen a 'red' squirrel in CH (lots in Scotland though)
If it was brown, I would have said brown LOL. Definately a red one. I have seen him before & named him Cyril. Last time he was right outside the bedroom window in our garden. Today he was in the neighbours garden then went across the communal driveway.
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Must agree with you about red squirels.

About 7 years ago i had two of them dancing around in the trees in Charmilles, running around and loving life!!

The Cat tried to chase them!! And got stuck like Garfield up a tree. Oh, how i laughed.

They came back a year later. The Cat tried the same thing, and off they went jumping about. And he sulked!!

The next year they weren't there. They were a bit of wildlife in Geneva that i just loved watching from my kitchen window.

Which were immune from my cat. They teased him!! Not many tease a cat on the prowl.

Luckily he didn't drag one in. As a present.

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Must agree with you about red squirels.

About 7 years ago i had two of them dancing around in the trees in Charmilles, running around and loving life!!

The Cat tried to chase them!! And got stuck like Garfield up a tree. Oh, how i laughed.

They came back a year later. The Cat tried the same thing, and off they went jumping about. And he sulked!!

The next year they weren't there. They were a bit of wildlife in Geneva that i just loved watching from my kitchen window.

Which were immune from my cat. They teased him!!
'scusmee, is this a squirrel topic or a weather topic? :>
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