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Old 02-22-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Snow day today!

We awoke to a magical snowy day. Big snowflakes dropping lazily, piling up to fluffy heights, 6 or 7 inches.

Anyway, we took some snapshots from my bed this morning so you can see what I awoke to! (Attached.)

The first one is actually what I see as a wake up. I love that old maple tree (though I half expect it to fall on the house one day).

The second shows our oak tree, which doesn’t do too well; possibly because it is too close to the water. But it combines with the dock to create a Japanese-print effect, especially on a snowy day.

The last one is the tacky gate that goes down to the water. I love the look of the grasses in the snow.

Then we just spent the day at home. Kind of peaceful.
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That does look nice and cool. I'll remember it later when the temperature here hits the expected 36ºC.

   
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Great shots! It's pretty much ice here in VA...I was supposed to meet the vet at the barn this afternoon but the other person sharing the barn call was able to get the appointment switched to late yesterday afternoon so I've spent the day today retouching old photographs for a family collage I'm working on for a friend...much nicer than having to go out into the ice...'-}}

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That does look nice and cool. I'll remember it later when the temperature here hits the expected 36ºC.
Hah! Well, you said it yourself: You’re used to it! <g>

   
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Great shots! It's pretty much ice here in VA...
Oh, ick. That causes so many problems, too.

It was really nice today. Every storm before this one has skated past us; not sure how many inches of snow we have had, but I believe this is the most.

By tomorrow it should be rain. Ah well.

   
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Yeah, but it's hit 40 and I have to mow my lawn.

   
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I love the shots with just the barest hint of color!

But — brrrt!

Here, spring has started for real (early) and although it's still possible to see a dusting of snow, that's not only unlikely, but even if it does occur would be nothing like the amount you have.

   
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that's not only unlikely, but even if it does occur would be nothing like the amount you have
You've got a short memory! Snow is possible, even likely, at any time from January to March in the British Isles, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, all of which have the same sort of climate, at least in parts.

   
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"In parts" is right - Belgium does have more or less the same climate as the Netherlands, but most of France, most of Germany and most of Britain do not: somewhat similar, but there are other influences (more land climate in Germany, mountains in France... etc.) that we don't have and our climate is determined to a very large extent by the North Sea and the warm gulf stream in there.

I assure you snow is possible here this time of year, but no longer likely. It's no longer uncommon not to see any snow at all during winter.

My memory is excellent, thank you! I do remember thick snow covers that lasted for many days from my childhood. But the climate really has changed. Today, temperatures were ranging from 7.7C to 9.5C - hardly the kind of temperatures that make snow "likely".

   
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I was very glad I didn't have to go out in it even though it turned out to be much less of a mess than had been predicted...

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