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Under the snow

Last night it snowed all over the country. France being what it is, large parts of it are paralyzed by lack of official preparedness, silly panicking from seaside and city folks (yes, Parisian twits, I mean YOU), and the very French attitude of pretending that, really, the roads aren’t cleared, they’re too dangerous, I really can’t come to work at all today, sorry. Of course, our German neighbours are quietly sniggering while they plow through walls of tightly packed snow with their panz… I mean their large and well-equipped cars, and Scandinavians look at them with amusement as they hack through their own seasonal glaciers with double-bladed battleaxes, wearing fur pants and light T-shirts…

Anyway. Today is turning out to be a ‘stay at home’ day, not out of panic but simply because we have nothing that important to do anyway, and so we got up late and took the time to shoot pictures of something that’s becoming rather rare these days.

This is my home – in shades of white:

The old well in front  

The side of the house from the back of the garden

The neighbours side seen from the front

5 Responses to “Under the snow”

  1. on 06 Jan 2009 at 9:55 pm Erica

    Beautiful!

  2. on 12 Jan 2009 at 4:31 pm Patrick

    Lucky bastards! I dont think Ireland has ever had snow quite like that!

  3. on 13 Jan 2009 at 2:46 pm Grumpy Frenchman

    I miss snow. Nice, deep snow you can lose your boots in, or put some skis on. 15 years ago, there was still a good chance that sometime during winter we’d get enough snow that I could take out the cross-country skis and ‘nordic’ my way to the village’s bakery.

    Nowadays, what you see on the pictures is the best we get.

    *sigh*

  4. on 09 Mar 2009 at 1:57 pm Julia

    I agree with Erica, beautiful winter pictures. Did you get my postcard from Slovenia with the image of the Dragon Bridge????

  5. on 09 Mar 2009 at 6:25 pm Grumpy Frenchman

    Yeah, I did, thanks! Great picture too – and what a name!

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