They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes, they’re right.

Instead of going on and on about how I’ve never experienced a real winter in my life, I’ll spare you all my thoughts on how magical everything looks in the snow and instead give you a glimpse of the images I captured the other day on our walk around our neighborhood in Istanbul, Sariyer, which has a fishing village feel along the Bosphorus.
The view from the end of an alleyway.
Just look how snow transforms everyday objects like scaffolding into something pretty and poetic! Zounds!
Roses in the snow.
The mosque near our apartment.
Looks like a few folks still wanted to play on the playground in the bad weather.
The fishermen are there selling their fresh wares come rain or come shine.
These boats aren’t goin’ anywhere today.
Neither are these, I reckon…
All the stray doggies like looking pensive in the snow.
Ataturk looking stately in front of the Turkish flag.
Yes, that is our neighborhood Burger King in the background…
Side-by-side footprints in the snow.