Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The first snow...






Pictures taken by camera phone on my way home yesterday. Unfortunately that was as much snow as I could ever see during this cold snap, as the snow fell only intermittently where I am, and the forecast is that today is going to the last day when we'd still see snow in Leinster (instead of the lovely fluffy snow, we are just having the usual freezing rain now).

Still, this is the first snow I've experienced in my not-so-new home. I never thought how heartwarming it is to see the welcoming lights of the apartments against the dreary snowy sky as one heads home from work...

(Yes I'm breaking my blog curfew by posting, but in my humble defense, I have been making good progress today...)

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7 Comments:

At Tue Feb 03, 09:28:00 p.m. GMT, Blogger laichungleung said...

I heard the 4 inch snow caused havoc in London?

I was going to leave you alone but ....

Anyway, enjoy the flurries as long as you don't have to shovel the sidewalk or dig the car out, the snow is pretty enjoyable.

 
At Wed Feb 04, 04:16:00 a.m. GMT, Blogger lu said...

agree with laichungleung on the last bit.

everything i hate about snow is the slushy look of it on the curb and the shoveling (but luckily i didn't have to do any... :P)

i thought it would be as cold, if not colder, in dublin as london... but you're only getting your first snow. wow :)

 
At Wed Feb 04, 07:14:00 p.m. GMT, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Thanks LCL and lu for your kind comments :) Yeah it was nice to have the snow flurries while they lasted... Actually today in Dublin it's completely dry and bright for the whole day (still cold though). What little snow we did have didn't even amount to slush when it melted after the rain. Although in other parts of Ireland people are still snowed in, but nowhere near what they have over in England.

Yes the climate in Ireland is generally milder than the UK because we're closer to the warm ocean current (the North Atlantic Drift), from what I can remember of Junior Cert geography at least. So our snowstorms (if they could be called that) were not as severe as in Britain, and in fact it's not often that we get snow at all. However, you're right in that summers in Ireland are generally cooler than the UK, again because of the cooling influence of the North Atlantic drift during summer time. So there is never any guarantee that you'd get proper sun here even during the summer, a fact of life that takes a huge amount of getting used to for anyone not brought up in our wet weather.

Gosh I love shootin' the breeze when it comes to unpredictable weather :)

 
At Thu Feb 05, 01:13:00 a.m. GMT, Anonymous exile from hk said...

la la la! See who is breaking the curfew! Naughty la!

 
At Thu Feb 05, 07:12:00 p.m. GMT, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Exile: I know I know I know... *face flush with shame* Though I'm only replying to comments on here so it's not like I'm getting back into full-blown blogging by any means.

Anyway I spoke too soon as far as snow and slush is concerned. It was snowing heavily in town (Dublin city centre is also colloquially known as "the town") today and just made it home after trudging through - what else? - ugly slush. Ugh...

 
At Thu Feb 12, 06:16:00 a.m. GMT, Blogger Tourist said...

Were you accustomed to such weather when your family migrated to Dublin?

I'm used to getting plenty of exercise (torture myself, better to put it that way) when the weather turns cold, last Saturday when the weather changed, I went to a nearby sports ground and ran 31 laps ( 400m x 31 = 12.4km ) and and the next day I ran 38 laps ( 400m x 38 = 15.2km )

As for your question about the translation of "承你貴言" into English, do you think "Gladly, I accept your blessing" will do?

My belated blessing: wish you a wonderful and prosperous OX year! and a happy Valentine's day with your Chandler! :)

 
At Fri Aug 28, 06:37:00 p.m. IST, Blogger Snowdrops said...

Ooops, so sorry Tourist for having missed your comment here. Thanks so much for your kind message, indeed, I'd gladly accept your blessing :) Hope you and yours have been keeping well, too.

 

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