This year winter came late, but when it finally did, it hit us intensely with tons of snow and storm winds. Snow even appeared on the streets of Rome and Venice. I did not go south to capture it, but here is a scene from a small town nested amidst Italian mountains. I apologize to my  friends in the Southern hemisphere for this theme, but I hope they can find something to interpret it: it does not have to be a new photo, or a photo of a landscape/town scene. It can be a reminder of winter, sort of a memento. Whatever you choose as a subject, I very much look forward to seeing your interpretations.  Take your time posting. I will look at your entries next week. Wishing you all a happy Thursday!

In the Cold I’m Standing (also the title of the enclosed track)


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Winter is harsh this year, and it seems to go on for ever. That’s why I decided to make wintry today’s challenge theme with apologies to those living in the Southern Hemisphere.

The bellow photo was captured in a secluded Istrian village, at the very beginning of winter, when snow was still non-existent, but the chill could be felt in the air, and the colours, light and scarce vegetation all screamed of winter.


©Paula Borkovic

If you want to join this photo challenge:   

  • Make a photo post on today’s theme before next Thursday

  • Link to this challenge post, and tag your post #thursdaysspecial

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NOTE: Next challenge (Thursday’s Special) will be on 2 February. There is no Black and White Sunday on 29 January.