As the year 2011 started we were surrounded by fresh white scenery created by the snow that had accumulated from the day before.

The sunrise was magnificent, especially with the white landscape in the background.

The lanes that I am used to seeing were all coated with snow,

it makes the landscape seem as if I am in a different, snow covered country.

When the sunshine hits the snow it sparkles and glistens beautifully in the light.

More "A visit to a Shrine on New Year's Day"

New Year's greeting

Happy New Year everybody!

 I hope 2011 brings all of you lots of happiness and joy.