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Christmas Eve meant freezing rain and temperatures below 0°C [32°F] and on the second day of Christmas it began snowing. The cold northeastern winds pulled up moisture from the warmer and open Baltic Sea and dropped it as snow over Scania.

Outside my windows everything was painted in white with a couple of inches. But in the eastern parts of the region there are words of more than half a meter [two feet] and higher due to the drifting snow.

I live in an open and vulnerable landscape and the meteorological forecast is, that a low pressure associated with heavy snowfall is approaching from Poland. It’ll make landfall later in the night and the strong easterly wind will prevail during the upcoming period - predicting serious difficulties in traffic.

Just in time for Christmas I got word from California, that my very good friend there - who's wedding I attended in 2003 - gave birth to a baby boy on the 16th of December. Hopefully mother and child are doing fine - as well as the father and the two-year-old sister.

And finally I've managed to pick up the signals of KOST 103.5 over Internet, listening to the "Soft Rock with less talk" of the Pacific Ocean. So I sit by my kitchen window looking at the snow and do a bit of California dreamin'...

...on such a winter's day!

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Post pro: Cropped, a minor adjustment of levels, increased brightness +5, contrast +10 and saturation +15, ran NeatImage 60%, resized for TE, sharpened and faded to 70%, framed and saved for Web.

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There's a large version of this shot, but as it's not really a panorama the quality is rather mediocre.

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 849] (2454)
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