Oh, the weather outside is frightful ... or is it? Stroll through this collection of winter wonderlands -- with the occasional reminder of snow's inconvenience thrown in, just to keep us honest. Here we see a tree-lined road in Saxony, Germany.
Snow can bog down trees while still looking beautiful. Neat trick!
Cold winter nights make great scenes –- from indoors.
Merced River, Yosemite National Park
Maine remains picturesque, even in the dead of winter.
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Would this bench in Japan be unoccupied on a warm spring night? Probably not.
St. Paul, Minn., is a city that's no stranger to winterscapes.
Being human, we're not easily swayed to take cover during a storm, even one as bad as this one in the Netherlands.
Penguins! Just because ...
Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx, N.Y.
Of course, children, such as this Canadian boy, are even worse than grown-ups about coming in from the cold.
Sledding. Skiing. These are fun modes of winter locomotion. But driving? Maybe not so much!
Snowmen are the mayors of many a winter scene.
Central Park, N.Y.
Cars are buried in Manhattan during the 2006 blizzard.
No traffic jams this day at First and Elk in this Colorado town.
Snow blows from mountain peaks in Washington State.
Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport, R.I.