Bruces Stone In Winter
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Fotografia panorâmica por David Rowley EXPERT MAESTRO Criado em 00:06, 06/08/2013 - Views loading...

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Bruces Stone In Winter

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Palavras-chave: winter, frozen, lake, loch, trool, glentrool, galloway, forest

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As the sun sets on the shortest day of the year the temperature starts to drop again for another unusually cold night. The temperature here has been getting as low as -11c in the nights leading up to this day. From this day the nights will get longer and longer and soon summer will be with us again!

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Esta panorâmica foi tirada em Scotland, Europe

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