Snow 2011

Today we had the first snow of the winter. That is, we had some snow on Friday and Saturday as well, but it melted as soon as it hit the ground. Today, however, the snow actually reached the ground and turned the landscape white, even though it only lasted for a few hours.

For visual proof, here are some photos behind the cut:


Snowy neighbour house and driveway with my snow-covered car

Snow tree

Snowy oak tree and neighbour house

Snowy garden

Snowy backgarden

As you can see, the snow was very wet and already melting when I took those photos. Nor is this the sort of “Oh my God, I want to take a walk in the woods snow”, this was actually wet and miserable.

But since this may well be the only snow we get this winter, I at least have some photos of the fleeting white.

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5 Responses to Snow 2011

  1. Estara says:

    That was also the first day down here to have snow on the ground for a longer period of time. But living in the valleys of the Danube you don’t get as much snow as you would near the Alps or the Bayerischer Wald.

    • Cora says:

      Winter in North Germany in general and Christmas in particular is mostly just windy and wet. Last year was an exception, because we had a lot of snow in December, but mostly we don’t see any until January.

      • Estara says:

        Yes, that was similar down here (the wet, not so much the windy). The first snow to stay on the ground and only to build up more and more until about March really came here on December 1st. And we actually had white Christmas, that is so rare if you don’t live near the heights.

        • Laran says:

          I am spending Christmas with my family in the Black Forest, therefore I count on some snow there. But apparently they had loads of rain in the last days as well.

          Your pictures of your neighbourhood remind me intensely of Oldenburg, where (in my student times) I spent much time visiting my boyfriend. Amazing, how quick it all came back to me, I even imagined to recognize the streets we used to walk … But of course to a Southern German all these red brick houses look “Northern” and very much the same – so it just was reemerging memory, not recognition…

          • Cora says:

            I live a 45 minute drive east of Oldenburg (and just outside Bremen), so it’s unlikely that you actually were in my neighbourhood. But then, North German towns look somewhat similar. I guess it’s the same effect that inevitably makes you look for yourself whenever you see a school photo (any school photo) taken at around the time you were at school.

            I hope you’ll have somewhat better weather (and perhaps even snow) in the Black Forest than we’re having up here. Because 9°C and rain does not make me feel very Christmassy.

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