7 February 2008

Snow


Snow, originally uploaded by [Zakkaliciousness].

Dressed for the winter weather, she sped along happily towards the city centre.

My son and I cross our fingers every day for a big dump of now - preferably 50 cm - so that we can get out and go sledding. Unfortunately, snow is a rarer commodity these days, compared with the past:

Danes are quite obsessed with the snow due to the fact that so many are avid skiiers. My friends and I can quote the current snow depth at any given resort in France, Italy or Austria. Even the TV channels have a 'snow watch' page on their websites.
Although the page merely says, "No snow on the horizon for the coming days".

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You want snow? Come to Toronto, Canada. We've had 50 cm of snow fall since last Friday.

I am so sick of shovelling!

Despite the fact that the snow storm was only just tapering off this morning and the roads was a colosal mess, I did see an intrepid cyclist while on my way to work this morning.

Sorry no photo. You wouldn't have liked it anyways. When cycling in a snowstorm in Toronto, the last thing you worry about is 'chic'.

Zakkaliciousness said...

that's a long way to go to go sledding... :-)

but don't you have snowploughs to clear the snow in such a large city?

when we get dumped on with snow, whether 5 or 50 cm is usually cleared off the roads and bike lanes right away.

TRMC said...

Don't come to South-Africa then. in my 35 years on earth, i only saw real snow once, and that was about 2cm thick. People built snowmen anyway, though. Or they tried. :o)

Christina said...

In Ireland we rarely get snow, maybe some on the mountains and even if we do get a few sprinkles it's always melted straight away. I have to go back many years to my childhood to remember a proper snow fall.
I lived in Sweden for 8 years and loved the snow there. I miss Sweden .
I live on a rain sodden permanently damp little Isle battered by Atlantic rain and wind.
I reckon we have as many words and phrases to describe rainy weather as the Inuits do to describe snow-"It's a soft day, thank God"-light rain. Or "It's only weather for ducks today"-heavy rain.
And when the sun does shine we complain that it's too hot.
We have an old saying here: "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes. Says it all really.
Still I wouldn't live anywhere else now. ;)

Zakkaliciousness said...

thanks for commenting!
i've heard that phrase "if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes" in many a country.
ireland is much like denmark... perhaps a bit wetter.