Fantastic shots, Derbysieger!
Concerning the weather, there is the old saying: "There is no bad weather, just bad clothing" (fun fact: In Norwegian this is actually a rhyme)
In the Black Forest we have some deep valleys, it gets really dark and cold there in winter. Last year we had some pretty cold days, in february for example. It is just the snow that was missing during the last years, except when you go really high up. I am at about 500m above sea level here, and in the last few years we only had a couple of real snow days.
But then I think: At least I don't have to shovel that much.
Hinterzarten is at roughly 900m and the Feldberg at about 1500m, they have snow every year of course. And as we can see in your pictures it can be so beautiful there, especially in winter. When the weather is clear you can see the Alps, including the Zugspitze (highest mountain in Germany) and even the Montblanc (highest mountain of Europe, except for those who count the Caucasus to Europe, then the Elbrus is higher) which is some 250km away.
It makes you feel really small. Just great.