January 27th, 2007

Amelie

Snoooooooow!

I enjoyed seeing squee posts one after the other on my flist when it snowed in England this week. But I have to show off because here, we have proper snow. It snowed heavily last weekend, about 25cm in a few hours. And since then the temperature has been hovering between -5 and -10, so the snow has stayed. And it is very, very pretty!

A lot of this is new to me on a very physical level. The sensation of almost painfully cold air on my skin, and trying to cover up well enough that the minimum of skin is exposed to that. Whole new ways of feeling cold. Which kinds of snow and ice are safe to walk on or run on, new gaits to keep from falling over and to make motion less gruelling from using my muscles differently. I've been in weather like this a couple of times before, but in Britain this kind of thing would kill the infrastructure so it ends up being a free holiday. But here life goes on as normal, so I'm not playing in the snow, just adjusting my normal routine to a new climate.

Anyway, everywhere looks like a chocolate box so I've attempted to take some pictures. It's surprisingly hard to get good ones, because my camera's light meter is overwhelmed by all the reflected light and it's hard to get a camera-friendly composition when everything is white white white.

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It's colder than before
The seaons took all they had come for
Now winter dances here
It seems so fitting don't you think to dress the ground in white and grey...

My Beloved do you know
How many times I stared at clouds thinking that I saw you there?
These are feelings that do not pass so easily
I can't forget what we claimed as ours