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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Show & Tell: Rare December Snowfalls

I live in Vancouver (BC that is). It's mild here. It deosn't snow very often and I can't remember in my lifetime of living in the South Coast having a white Christmas (maybe when I was young and living in the Fraser Valley). This year we stand a prety darn good chance, considering that as I type, we are having the loveliest snowfall and it's the second time this week. It probably won't stay (it rarely does), but it's lovely while it lasts. Being the photogrpaher I am, guess who's getting up nice and early before everyone else to go over the Central Park to get some lovely pics on untrodden snow. DH is coming too.

Don't mind the blurriness as 1) it's snowing hard, 2) pretty dark and 3) I'm not using a tripod. The view is from our 12th floor apartment. And yes the balcony was VERY cold on my feet! :)






P.S. My favourite part of nighttime snowfalls are the orange glow and the supreme blanket of quietness that settles over everything, even when the noise of the city continues on. I find it so overwhelmingly peaceful and meditational. It calms me and centers me.

Now that you've experienced Vancouver snowfalls, go see what's happening in other people's worlds at Show&Tell.

10 comments:

Wishing 4 One said...

fabulous pictures. the snow at night is awesome..

'Murgdan' said...

So pretty. I hope it snows down here this year...it is peaceful.

Sam said...

snow is indeed peaceful and quiet, I love that sound of...it's not even nothing, but a quiet hush that hangs over everything.

I would think that Vancouver doesn't get much snow, being a seaside city and all!

Kristin said...

That is beautiful! We've already had two dustings of snow here in central NC. I'm really hoping we get a good snowfall this year.

Another Dreamer said...

I'm really digging the orange glow that the city lights are reflecting in the snow. How neat!

Another Dreamer said...

I'm really digging the orange glow that the city lights are reflecting in the snow. How neat!

Cara said...

Wow! You people have to stop. Now, yet another place to visit has been added to my bucket list. Murgdan's hubby has reuped Italy as number one, but BC is a close second.

Dora said...

Lovely. Peaceful. As long as you don't have to go anywhere. We haven't had a snowfall yet in NYC. It's coming.

battynurse said...

Great pictures. I hope you get your white christmas.

areyoukiddingme said...

That's the best - the muted sounds of a usually busy city that only comes with a snowfall. It's so peaceful (which is odd for someone who finds it hard to sleep without traffic noise!) We're still waiting for snow here...