Sunday, November 23, 2008

Snowfall

Well, here I am, talking about the weather. You remember me telling you how upset I was that the first snow wasn't what it was supposed to be, here in Finland, right? Well, it seems the weather got upset, so it decided to snow just perfectly, to prove that I'm wrong.

Before (this is the photo of the street, as seen from our balcony, after the first snow):


After (this is the same scenery, after the second snowfall):


It's amazing, isn't it? There are some swings and other kiddy stuff in the yard. Look what it all turned to:


It's simply beautiful. Too bad there wasn't anyone to play with, so I decided to take a walk, and take a few more photos of the surroundings. I was so joyful, that I stopped in the middle of the street for some shots (yes, the couple of lights heading my way, is a car).


I later made way towards the city centre, passing through my beloved forest. You remember that, right? Well, not surprisingly, it turned into this:


I remember a funny thing: one of the guys here, from Spain, said he'd never seen snow, because he lives in the south. In my opinion this is stupid. I understand if you don't see snow, because you don't have it in your country, but when you do, and in over 20 years of your life you don't travel to the places in your country where it does snow, that's just wrong. I guess he never saw the Christmas tree in its natural habitat:


Even the little ponds near the road thought it would be nice to freeze over:


It has kept snowing ever since, little by little. It still looks like this, and I'm pretty sure there will be more. This is so cool. This is what winter is supposed to be like. Thank you, Finland. Next time, Slut Machines!

1 comment:

dr. Vincze-Nagy AndrĂ¡s said...

Well, actually we also have snow today. It is not something lasting, but it can still be seen on the cars. It is not as cool as in Finnland, but it is ours :)

I'm looking out through the window and I don't see your dad's car right now, I just wanted to see how snowy is it. :)

So, we have winter here too, come home soon! :)