The Soft Colors Of The Morning

@LadyDuck (126674)
Switzerland
January 13, 2017 7:05am CST
I have been sick the last three days and I stayed in bed most of the day yesterday. This morning, when I saw a white shade coming inside through the closed shutters, I thought that I had overslept. I got up to look outside and everything was covered by a white mantle of snow. Soft warm lights came from the lampposts on the main road and from the surrounding houses. It was a magic scene, that I tried to capture in a picture. The photo is a bit "grainy" because I have not opened the window glass, but it gives an idea. Did you also get snow during the night? Right now the sun is shining, the pure white of the snow almost hurts the eyes.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Your picture looks like a Christmas card...so pretty with the newly fallen snow
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
Christmas came to my mind when I looked out, it would have been nice to have this weather for Christmas.
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• Toronto, Ontario
26 Jan
@LadyDuck That is a beautiful picture- it could be on the front of a Christmas card and how lovely where you live with the soft mountains in the background. I do hope you feel better soon!
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
26 Jan
@MarymargII I feel well today, it's the first day I do not cough, it's a lovely area here.
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@DianneN (63019)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I'm so sorry you have been sick. I wonder if you have what I had, and are feeling a bit better today. Your photo is magical looking. You know that I didn't get one snowflake last night or any all winter. LOL!
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
I do not know what I god but yesterday I did not feel well at all. Today it's better, but I cannot eat for the moment, my stomach refuses to keep everything. It seems we are going to have more snow in two days.
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@DianneN (63019)
• United States
13 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Poor you! I didn't have that. Hope you feel better soon. I'm not surprised you are getting more snow this time of year. At least you can stay in and get well.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
@DianneN I am not going outside and I fear that I passed my bug to my husband, now this will be even more painful than to be sick myself.
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@marlina (64896)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
It is a beautiful and peaceful shot.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
It was so nice to see, I stayed at windows several minutes, until the light of the day ruined the effect.
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@marlina (64896)
• Canada
22 Jan
@LadyDuck I am glad that you took the time to enjoy the scenery and shared it with all of us.
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@ptrikha_2 (5902)
• India
10 Feb
Yeah that was a wonderful picture. It must have been quite cold as well!
@fishtiger58 (30611)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 17
It's a stunning picture, I love it. Oddly enough this winter, so strange, the south of the US has had more snow than we have here in the Chicago area. I think we have had a total of 2 inches here. I hope you are feeling better soon.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
I feel better today, not well, but a lot better. It is sunny now, but pretty cold, if the snow melts ice will form.
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@fishtiger58 (30611)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 17
@LadyDuck We had an ice storm the other day it still has not melted. But at least the road are now clear.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 They have cleaned the roads early in the morning, now only the private roads are still covered with snow. The teenagers of my neighbor are cleaning the private path we share. They are doing a good job.
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@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
Wow, that is a very beautiful picture that you have taken . I can just imagine , how so cold it is to be outside and hard to walk there .
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
It's a full week I do not go out, I am still not very well. This morning the temperature is -5 degrees Celsius and it will stay low all the day.
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@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Yes, you better rest more , my friend . So who does the cooking?
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
@SIMPLYD I do the cooking, I stay at home but I am not in bed.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Beautiful photo - here it was 57 at 5:30 am so if there is snow out there it would be some kind of miracle.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
It was 29F this morning, it is 30 F now, but sunny, I hope the snow is going to melt, because I have no intention to get a shovel.
• United States
13 Jan 17
@LadyDuck The only time I ever shoveled snow was when I lived alone. That's is not my job but the snow here he uses a broom on, if it even requires that.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill The teenagers children of the neighbor are taking care of the matter. For them everything is a game, they have called friends to help. They are doing a great job.
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@1creekgirl (9062)
• United States
13 Jan 17
Your photo is lovely. Hope today will be good and that you'll soon be feeling lots better.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
I feel a lot better today, I will not move from home for another three or four days.
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
13 Jan 17
We had snow during the night last night too. It is beautiful first thing in the morning before traffic and pedestrians mess it all up. The sun came out here later in the day and thawed a lot if it but what is left will be frozen now as the temperature has dropped a lot this evening. I hope that you will soon be up and about again and your usual self!
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
Nobody transit or walk in the are you see in the picture, so it stays clean and beautiful. The temperature dropped tonight and now I can see that the roads are covered with ice. I feel better, but not yet well. I do not plan to go out.
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
14 Jan 17
@LadyDuck Stay indoors as the cold weather will do you no good at all! Here the sun is shining this orning but it is only 1°C and I plan to stay in too. If the su pushes the temperature over 5° then I will contemplate going out mid-afternoon but well covered up as there is still the gusty wind.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
@mysdianait I told my mother not to go out for any reason, I have read that yesterday Milan was covered with ice and many people have fallen. What made me smile was the news that people had to wait up to 8 hours at the ER, as this was something unusual. When my sister in law was brought with an ambulance to the ER last November she waited all the night and two days before they found an empty room.
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@just4him (95945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jan 17
That's a beautiful picture. We have snow on the ground from our recent storm, but nothing new.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
This morning I see ice everywhere, I can only hope to have a warm sunny day. Our little steep road looks very dangerous.
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@just4him (95945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jan 17
@LadyDuck I'm sure it is. Does the city salt the roads?
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
15 Jan 17
@just4him They clean the roads immediately and they salt the roads where it is necessary. Nobody likes salted roads because the salt damages the tires and the bottom of the cars, so they try not to abuse of salt.
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@garymarsh6 (12357)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 17
Its a beautiful photo Anna. I hope you are feeling better now!
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
I am feeling better, I fear that I have to stay inside for another two or three days. I know how I got sick, I stayed outside with the cat the day we had a strong chilly wind and I was not covered enough. Lesson learned.
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@garymarsh6 (12357)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 17
@LadyDuck I have been sick this week too Anna.Horrible wretched cold. I could not go to work to spread it around. I think I picked it up off my patients.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
@garymarsh6 You surely picked it up off your patients, I wonder I finally picket it up from people who kissed me to wish Happy New Year. I had to go out last Monday and I met plenty of people for the first time.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
No we did not get any snow over night but I do see you captured that magic very well in your image . . .
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
I got out of the bed at the right moment, it did not last too long. The night has been very cold, it's dangerous to walk outside today.
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• United States
15 Jan 17
@LadyDuck we had temperatures like that which plummeted after chill came through to the single digits. NOT a good time to be out are you feeling better ?
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
@enlightenedpsych2 I am still coughing a bit but I feel better. I open the windows when I am not in the room, so the cold kills the bacteria.
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@sol_cee (13979)
• Japan
22 Jan
It's hard to believe you were sick. You're always the one giving doctor-ly advice. But I really hope you're okay now.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
26 Jan
Sorry I missed your comment. I can hardly believe I am sick, because this is the first time in 30 years. I wonder who passed the germs to me.
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@sol_cee (13979)
• Japan
27 Jan
@LadyDuck Have you figured it out? The germ carrier?
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
27 Jan
@sol_cee No, I remember that the day before I met several people at the grocery store and I talked to a couple of sale persons. I suspect one of the two.
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@MALUSE (33764)
• Denmark
14 Jan 17
It's snowing in Germany, too. This isn't interesting news, though. But an Italian showed us a recent photo on her iphone from a beach in Calabria fully covered in snow!
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
The south of Italy is covered with snow and (or course) they are not organized to clean the roads and all the rest. It seems it's a mess down there. The passengers of the flight London-Bari have been left for 14 hours on a bus blocked on the roads of Apulia. I am not surprised, because we have been left (in our car) 12 hours on the Milano-Genova highway seven years ago during a snow storm.
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@MALUSE (33764)
• Denmark
14 Jan 17
@LadyDuck You and your husband have been spoilt by Swiss efficiency! How would you feel if you had to go back to Italy now? Of course, Milan s not so bad, but bad enough from a Swiss point of view when it comes to organising public life.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
@MALUSE I know we have been spoiled. Milan has become a horrible place. Yesterday almost 300 people have been rushed to the ER because of the ice on the sidewalks. When I was young, the concierges of the apartment complex were obliged to spread the salt to prevent accidents. I do not believe we could go back to Italy, I would prefer to go back to France.
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@Inlemay (16994)
• South Africa
20 Jan 17
My hubby was telling me there was a snow avalanche in Northern Italy last night - anywhere near you?
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@Inlemay (16994)
• South Africa
23 Jan
@LadyDuck it was very sad to see and hear about
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
23 Jan
@Inlemay They have found 6 people alive, they are still digging. A group of Swiss firefighters has moved from Switzerland last Saturday. They are cleaning the roads and have started digging using more modern instruments. I hope they can find some people still alive.
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@youless (87498)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 17
I am sorry to hear that. I hope you will get well soon. This scene is very peaceful and beautiful. It is like the world in the fairy tales. If this picture is clearer, it will be a nice screensaver
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
I am not yet very well, but I feel better. To have a clearer photo I should have opened the window that was not an option due to the cold and the fact that I was hill.
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@youless (87498)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 17
@LadyDuck I hope having more rest is still helpful for you to recover completely.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
@youless I have called my doctor this morning, my husband is going out now to go to get a prescription that he can collect at the pharmacy. I am still very very unwell.
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@paigea (21233)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
I love the picture. It often looks like that around here. Ihope you are feeling better.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
I feel better, not completely well, but it seems I am heading on the right direction. The snow can be beautiful, but it's also dangerous.
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@paigea (21233)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
@LadyDuck I am glad you are on the mend.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
16 Jan 17
@paigea Another couple of days and I should be fine.
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@Inlemay (16994)
• South Africa
17 Jan 17
Stunning - almost magical
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
17 Jan 17
Very soft snow, the air is dry and it was beautiful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Jan 17
Lovely photo, like a greeting card. Glad to say that, though it is very cold this Saturday morning, we have no snow. I hope that you are feeling better now.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
I feel a little better, but I honestly cannot say that I am well. It's cold today and windy. I am staying inside hoping to get back on my feet.
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@jaboUK (51442)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 17
That's such a beautiful photo Anna, I love it. I'm really sorry that you've been ill, I hope that you are recovered completely by now. We don't have any snow, and the sun is shining here too.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
Thank you Janet, I have partially recovered, but I have not yet my sense of smell back and I still cough time by time. I have not yet dared to go out, it's too cold.
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@miniam (9283)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Jan 17
Hope you are feeling better,we had snow Tuesday/wednesday and again today.I do love it when it snows,everything loos so clean and peaceful, if only snow and winterwas not so cold. When it`s cold, im nonstop sick and every single day is torture till spring or later when it starts to get warm again.
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@LadyDuck (126674)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
I am still not very well, the temperature is very cold this morning and I see ice on the roads. The snow can look nice, but it's also dangerous.