Last Friday night, I was invited to a friend's housewarming party and had about half an hour between coming home from work and being picked up by another friend.
While I changed out of my business clothes into something a bit more adapt for the party, I had the blinds down and it was dark outside.
|Just got ready for the evening with my friends. Nothing fancy except for the glittery hairband (if you can spot it).|
Half an hour later, when my friend rang the bell and I opened the door, I couldn't believe my eyes: it had snowed enough in those 30 minutes for the ground to be entirely white again, and it kept snowing and snowing!
The drive to the party was quite an adventure; it wasn't particularly far, but we saw several accidents on our way there, and I am glad my friend is a careful and responsible driver.
Anyway, the party was nice and by the time we left, the roads were mostly cleared.
|View from my kitchen window on Saturday morning. It's not much, but it all fell in a very short time.|
It has not snowed again since the weekend, but it is still cold enough for me to long for spring, and I'll celebrate the day when I'll be able to leave the house not dressed as if for a polar expedition.
In the meantime, I am happy for the daylight lasting considerably longer than only a few weeks ago - I have even left the office some days when the street lights were not turned on yet!
That is such a very attractive photograph of you and yes, we did spot that touch of glitter.
The snow here continues to linger but there is, or so we are told, much more in the countryside.
Hello Jane and Lance,Delete
No fresh snow here so far, but it is still very cold; -6 as I am typing this.
We've had a bit "more of the same" here as well :)ReplyDelete
I hope you are keeping warm and well, Monica :-)Delete
We are snow free at the moment but in the next few days the temps are supposed to drop again. That little bit of snow looks very pretty. I think you look very nice for your party. Cute hair style and headband.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Janice!Delete
Down here, i have only had to drive on snow twice. Both times, i was careful, but it's not something i want to do all the time. Like driving during a hurricane, which i have also done.ReplyDelete
I don't drive at all, but I am always glad when I know I can fully trust the person driving me for being a responsible and cautiously alert driver. In Germany, winter tires are required by law; before that, people were often very unreasonably never changing their tires, causing many accidents.Delete
Nice snapshot of the snow covered homes.ReplyDelete
I look forward to all the seasons including winter. But I will be glad to part with all the extra clothing and coats soon too....especially as I'm often in and out of my car and the bulkiness gets tiring.
Yes, I like all seasons and how they change throughout the year, but winter is my least favourite, and I find it harder to deal with the cold the older I get.Delete
I know you must tired of the snow, but it is really pretty from your window.ReplyDelete
Also, I like the glittery hairband! :-)
It is more the cold than the snow itself that I am tired of at the moment - I just never seem to feel really warm these days, with the exception of when I am under the shower or in bed!Delete
Glad you like the hairband :-) I bought it originally to match the dress (and wore it with it) I wore for New Year's Eve 2011 for the fancy dinner with RJ at the posh restaurant (it's all on my blog).
I can't help enjoying the snow. When I had to travel through the Scottish Highlands in winter when snowstorms could close roads at a moments notice and cut off communities for weeks (although I cannot recall this happening for quite a few years) it was a nuisance and, at times, a very costly and dangerous nuisance. I haven't seen any snow close up since 2005 (the last time I spent any winter months anywhere) or perhaps before if there was no snow that winter on Lewis. I don't mind the bitter cold because I can dress for it outside and I can heat my house so that I live in the warmth. What I have a problem with is the cool days and nights particularly in New Zealand where house central heating is less usual and people just put more clothes on when it gets cold indoors or out. As I've got older (and take blood thinning aspirin) I feel the cold more and more and enjoy the heat more and more too.ReplyDelete
Hmmm I wonder if my blood is thinner than it should be and that is why I find dealing with the cold harder the older I get.Delete
The NZ approach to cold would not suit me at all - I hate having to put on more clothes!