The photos in this post are old and have obviously been seen by many people, they still do an excellent job of conveying the very atmosphere and realities of winter which is harsh and merciless. In winter, nothing is sacred, not on land or at sea. It is a brutal reality that we all must face every year. Is it any wonder why so many people despise this time of year? On the other side of that coin however is that it does provide some beautiful land and seascape for our viewing pleasure.