Monday, 13 January 2014

Slipping and sliding

A light dusting of my backyard on Sunday
It had been forecast for a few days already: Sunday the temperatures would drop and the snow would start to fall on Monday. And guess what: it did!

We saw some light snowfall yesterday as well, but that was hardly enough to cover a anything. Today however more than made up for it, since it started at around 10.30am and hasn't stopped yet. There is quite a bit of wind as well, which makes for some treacherous driving at times. Some parts of the road have been blown completely free of snow, while other parts have foot-high snow banks! 

A photo from Sunday again
As I was doing my driving today, I was severely hindered. The snow itself of course, which stuck to the windscreen wipers, so I had to occasionally get out of the bus and clean them if I wanted to see anything. Then there were the roads: clear and snowbanks. And of course the other traffic, driving too fast and spinning around or too slow and annoying me. 

The snow is not expected to stay for a long time. By the end of the week, the temperatures are due up again. Hold on, I just checked: due up and then down again. Heavy cloud covering as well? This might mean more snow! Which means snowman!! 

But right now: the fire is roaring and I am enjoying my hot chocolate. 


  1. Hari OM
    Lovely snapshot of life in a Norvege Vinter!! Drive safe. YAM xx

  2. That's just what I wanted to propose : the first snowman in your garden !

    Here we are far from snow today 6 °C ! But sunny at least !
    My son and grandson came for a short visit, it's funny how he speaks with me, he speaks a french/dutch, (Ik will niet laver) Fortunately I have no problem with Dutch, only when I have to speak !

  3. Hot chocolate and a fire sound perfect! Stay warm and drive carefully when you are out.

  4. Oh, a fire and hot chocolate. Sigh.
    We have hot chocolate, but the fire will have to wait until next winter, because we won't get my electric fireplace installed until spring. Maybe there will be a cool spring evening. We'll see.
    Sigh again.
    Drive carefully.
    Luv, K and Dick and Lindy

  5. Hope you have a good supply of the hot chocolate. Be safe on those roads!

  6. We have enjoyed a thaw for a few days, but that will change again tonight. More snow will come.


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