Travel theme: Snowy

Nearby mountains have this week emerged snow-capped from the cold fogs of recent days, filling me with anticipation of a winter wonderland. So you can see where this week’s inspiration is coming from. However, I’m choosing ‘snowy’ rather than ‘snow’ because down in the southern hemisphere snow will be very far away, so ‘snowy’ is open to all kinds of interpretations, like this snowy show-off in New York.

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…or this alabaster trickster in Rome – the king of satire, Pasquino, who was very far from ‘armless.

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And of course, there are those hardy little snowdrops that brave the late winter cold to delight with their bobbing heads.

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And one final shot, of the snowiest of things, which would of course be snow.  This is the lovely Tipsoo Lake, high up on Chinook Pass, near Mount Rainier and Crystal Mountain.

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I have tried to resist making at least one terrible pun, but there was snow way that was going to happen. Quick, before I think of another one, get cracking on your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. – Mae West

When snow falls, nature listens. – Antoinette van Kleeff

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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33 Responses to Travel theme: Snowy

  1. aj vosse says:

    Yep… there’s a narrow wind cutting through the landscape… reminds a little of a witch’s black heart! Wrap up warm… winter is on the way!! 😉

  2. Woolly Muses says:

    Good morning Ailsa, with sun belting in through our front door since 0600 I am so glad you set ‘snowy’ as the theme. I haven’t seen real snow…ever. Great interpretation…love your peacock.

  3. Colline says:

    Snow is what we are getting tomorrow.

  4. Leya says:

    Snow is what I want now…instead of the rain and fog. Thank you for your lovely theme and contribution. Let me see what i can find…there were some snowy days before the rain…

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  6. Such a beautiful peacock, Ailsa! I love the way you have played with the theme ‘snowy’.
    Here’s my photo:

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  11. Jane Lurie says:

    Wonderful “snowy” images, Ailsa.

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  16. travelrat says:

    This week’s contribution at (Missed you last week; hope you weren’t ill, or something!)

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  18. Yeah, snow! I’m going soon on holiday in a cold country hoping to find snow, for a change of the horrible rainy autumn weather we have in London. Hoping to see more of these funny statues!

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  20. tgeriatrix says:

    Still November grey, but we wait for white snow!

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  22. DailyMusings says:

    Snowy and snow always make for an interesting topic. Here’s mine

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  26. says:

    Nice theme. I wrote about snowy birds a couple of years ago:

    best… mae at

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