Sunday, 31 January 2016

Winter Scenes

2012: 150th Anniversary of the Railway
A train appears out of a snow storm hauling logs.  A lot of the Finnish network is electrified but happily for the photographer this is not one of them so no pesky electric lines.  The loco number is 2631, a mixed freight and passenger diesel engine. Nice to see the beware of trains sign still shows a steam loco.
1972: Cornelius Krieghoff Death Centenary
  Just the place to be on a winter's day, The Blacksmith's Shop, where one could keep toasty warm by the forge.  The Dutch Canadian artist Cornelius Kreighoff was inordinately fond of winter scenes and he painted many featuring both the lives of the settlers and indigenous people.  The 'It's About Time' blog  features a selection under the heading "Snow in the Countryside" here

Someone well equipped for a Canadian winter is 
1981: Canadian Endangered Wildlife
the bison whose coat is so thick that snow can cover their back without melting.
2011: Wildlife in Norway VI
and this Norwegian Musk Ox coat looks even more luxurious.  It shares with the Yak the distinction of having the longest fur of any animal.
2013: Europa Postal Vehicles

My postman has only recently changed out of his 'summer' shorts so I think he would be quite at home in the snowy wastes of Russia driving this sleigh.
2015: The Snowman and the Snowdog
and enjoy taking time out to play catch with the Snowdog 

An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - Winter Scenes - for more snowy vistas travel over here


FinnBadger said...

You found some great stamps. I particularly like the Canada bison and Norway musk ox.

Bob Scotney said...

The wildlife stamps are magnificent, but for fun who can beat the snowdog.

VioletSky said...

I've not seen the bison stamp before, but I love that muskox!!
Three horses to pull that mail sled seems a bit excessive, but it sure shows a sense of urgency in getting mail moving.
I was searching (for far too long) for a Krieghoff stamp, but I must have used them all up.

Eva A. said...

How beautiful!