21 Dec 2010

MY WORLD - White winter


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My world is white and cold ! I can't remember that we had so much snow since I was a young girl in 1963 ! But apparently we had a similar winter also in 1987, ever since, no snow or just a little. I even digged out a K-way wintersport jacket I had bought in the 80th ! It looked new, because once I had bought it the winters were never cold enough to wear it.

But now we are really spoiled !



It started snowing on Saturday afternoon, and this is our entrance



the next morning looking out of my window I saw the car sitting deeply in the snow



the street and roofs were white



This tree always looks very beautiful when it snows



A view over our garden

On Monday the snow had stopped and the sun shined over this white world and made it
really beautiful.



our neigbor's house just in front



and our house in the sunshine



This was the view I had from our living room on Monday morning



icicles hanging from the roof



Magpies discussing in the tree



No snow blowers in our street, nobody is equipped for such a weather



but it looks beautiful when you don't have to go somewhere



there must have been someone who had missed the roundabout



and my little Christmas decoration is hidden in the snow.

Schools are closed, no mail, and we are asked to stay home if it is not really necessary to go out. Brussels airport is closed and thousands of people are stuck and have to spend the night in the airport.

Only the children are happy, they enjoy the school free day and have fun in the snow !



To all of you !

18 comments:

Thom said...

Talk about a winter wonderland..this is it. It's beautiful Madam Chat. i sure wouldn't like to have to shovel the snow...hey...go out and make an angel for us and take a picture :)

Gledwood said...

O Gattina those pictures are amazing. I especially like the frozen path (photo 1) and the monkey puzzle tree and that view of the back of your neighbour's house in the sunlight. Sublime!

Have a lovely day

Gleds
XX

in snowy London :-)

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

diane b said...

It certainly makes everything look pretty but it also sounds like it could mess up your day unless you can stay home. Lucky you don't have to go to work. I feel sorry for all the people trying to get home for Christmas. I'm so happy that Carol and David live in Australia now.

Francisca said...

Your world is a winter wonderland to look at... but I must admit I am glad not to be there... brrr...

Jo said...

Oh brrr, Gattina;) looks so cold. But you take very good snow photos. this is not an easy feat and yet you make your house and suburb look like a winter wonderland. Hope your weather warms up soon. Are you going away for Christmas? Warm (((hugs))) Jo

Sylvia K said...

Oh, WOW! It does look sooooo cold! Beautiful, but cold! Love all of your pictures!! Hope you get some more sunshine soon. Enjoy your evening!!

Sylvia

Gracie said...

There's always someone happy about heavy snow.....not me, going to work!!!!

jabblog said...

It is beautiful to look at, but treacherous to go out in. Keep warm!

Maribeth said...

Oh the pictures are beautiful! But I am listening to reports and all of Europe is such a mess I worry that you may not get to Amsterdam for Christmas! Oh I do hope you make it!

Jenn said...

Take out the cold, I love white christmases because it simply is gorgeous. Love your shots!!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Wonderful winterland photos around your neighbourhood. Enjoy!

Trotter said...

Too much snow for my taste... ;)
o snow at Blogotr Two: just palm tres, sand and The Nile... ;)

A Lady's Life said...

What a beautiful place!!!Great blog!!

Loree said...

It's beautiful. I know snow causes many problems but it just makes the world look a little bit more magical and we all need a bit of magic sometimes.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Fresh snow has a way of making everything beatuiful. I can remember loving snowdays as a kid and staying home from school when the buses couldn't pick us up. We'd start a game of Monopoly and keep one ear on the radio listening for the announcement just to be sure :)

Ann said...

These are so beautiful. I had those winters when I was a student in Canada in 1975 and 76. That was cold enough for me and I don't want a snowy winter.

Here in Auckland, if my son wanted snow, we drive 5 hours to the mountains. I prefer spring or autumn.

Your cats are ok?

Melli said...

ACK!!! Oh yes! THIS is looking WAY to familiar! I have NOT gotten over last winter yet - and I am certainly NOT ready to play this game again this year! NOPE! You can have it! Just KEEP it there! I don't want it! (it is beautiful though... for about a minute!)