These were taken mostly in my yard, in Odessa, Ukraine in the winter of 2009. The snow started quite suddenly in the middle of the day and by night the city was already paralyzed. People could not get home from work, and we had friends stay over for two night taking refuge because they simply could not get from the downtown (work) to the suburbs (home). Another winder like that happened in 2010, as I remember. And these days it is not much better, with terrific winds from the sea and -14 C.