Sunday, November 20, 2005

Winter

Winter has offically begun in Poland. Well, at least it's snowing. And, if I remember correctly, we're getting snow MUCH earlier this year than last.

And this early snow is a shame, really. Poland is best in autumn. It has an autumnal landscape--meditative, still, drooping, withering.

But now as I look out my window I see only a blank canvas that will have to wait six months until it is again painted by nature's brush. Til then: slush and icicles.

4 Comments:

At 11/21/2005 03:39:00 PM, Blogger jeronimo said...

I vividly remember it snowing around the same time last year, and more of it...but then it was beautiful and snow free until xmas.

here's proof, and we should be happy we're not slipping on the sidewalks, yet!
http://gojeronimo.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_gojeronimo_archive.html

 
At 11/22/2005 07:16:00 AM, Blogger Aaron Fowles said...

I forgot: we're a bit warmer here in Poznan than in Warsaw. I think we got one flurry in November, but nothing else til January.

 
At 11/22/2005 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Becca said...

Well the snow's stayed on the ground in Warsaw now, but I think it looks good - everything has a thin layer of white and the roads haven't got too slushy yet.

Mind you, I haven't stepped outside yet today, I might fall on my face as soon as I do...

 
At 11/22/2005 12:55:00 PM, Blogger jeronimo said...

Ah, I'm liking the new white scene out the window! Most cities I've lived in the white turns to grey or water oh so quickly...but my ride to work was a wee bit slushy and got splashed by a car once! Yuck!

Oh, I seem to remember having snow flurries the week befor Halloween last year, too...so will this winter really be as bad as the Poles predict (temps often down to 30 below!?!)

 

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