The long awaited snow

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me
there lay an invincible summer. 
Albert Camus

Having grown up in a region of France where snow was rare, you can imagine my delight when last week this is the spectacle I awoke to. From my bedroom window, I got to witness one of my favourite vistas. The snow I had often wished for had finally fallen, and covered everything with its white magical blanket. 

Wanting to be part of the festivities the sun had decided to stay and gave everything it came in contact with a bright and blinding light. The air was crisp and cold, I felt I was in paradise. Camera in hand I was like a child in a candy store, grinning for no reason, just happy to be there.

Even the frozen blades of grass revealed their true charm when being enveloped by their frigid white coats. Looking outside my bedroom window, I felt as if the Christmas I did not spent at home this year, had been offered to me at a time I could enjoy it with my children. As it happened, the snow had started on Friday afternoon and lasted the whole night through. By Saturday morning everything was totally covered, a Winter morning treasure.

Perfect timing don’t you think? 🙂

22 comments on “The long awaited snow

  1. Oh, snow is definitively something to experience if you can, Zeba. I grew up in the SouthWest Atlantic Coast and I live now in Vancouver, Canada. There is so much poesy on windy stormy night… 🙂

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  2. The Winters I grew up with were mostly windy and rainy and only lasted from mid-December till mid-February give or take a few weeks, so I enjoy snow every chance I get 🙂

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  3. This has been a strange winter for us. We would have at least one snow by now and yet the temperatures have been in the 50's and 60's F so far. I'll just have to enjoy it vicariously through your photos.

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  4. I have NEVER seen snow. 😦 I am so happy for you though. Where in France are you? I am in Cambridge right now. For studies. Loving the strange winds and rain. 🙂

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  5. Yes, the timing is perfect! And what beauty!! Our Seattle family have shared in the snow, too. It's so magically pretty when the snow sparkles in the sun, it's as though everything has been sprinkled with sugar. You caught that nicely here. 🙂

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  6. insanely jealous here…smiles….no snow…ack…we did see some in C this weekend but i want some here…i want to go sledding and snow ball fights…guess i will just soak in your pictures…

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  7. Having grown up with very snowy winters (which have really tapered off in recent years) which would last from late November to late March and even early April, it is so refreshing for me to experience it through someone else's eyes…and the joy at the pleasure it can bring.

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  8. You are so lucky, we don't have snow yet. I love it for you that you finally found snow in your front yard. Wonderful pictures, it must have been a delight to be out in the snow with the camera!

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