Snow on St. Patricks Day in the DC-area is almost unheard of.
But, alas, we got it BIG yesterday!
This is what we woke up to yesterday!
Another winterstorm pounded Washington from 19:00 on Sunday night until 15:00 yesterday.
We got around 30 centimeters of snow, maybe more.
It looked like a Christmas card outside.
But, as I said, the magic is gone.
Snow now is nothing more than annoying and wrong.
Cross country skiing on the golf course.
At the same time I am very fascinated by this winter.
I am happy to have been a part of this UNUSUAL season. The weather always fascinates me.
However, now it is time for this winter to kiss us goodbye!
We will see you in December again. It was fun up until March, 1. After said date you were more like an obnoxius guest who’s overstayed its welcome. The hosts are tired, OF YOU, and they want to say Auf Wiedersehn to you, Jack Frost!
I want to photograph SPRING now!
Give me crocuses, forsythia, cherry blossoms, magnolia, dogwood, eastern redbuds and all the other beauties that turn Washington into a spring dream!
I want to go downtown and photograph The Nation's Capital as it turns in to its most beautiful season.
I would love to sit on my deck when the sun sets and enjoy the light green buds.
The light of spring is so lovely!
I do realize that I have been writing a lot about the weather this winter, and so be it!
It has been unique in so many ways.
But, now I am ready for the next level.
I HAVE a feeling that the upcoming summer will be HOT and gruesome. A rough winter is often followed by a very hot summer.
I am worried about Scandianvia as well, they have had a lousy winter. I fear a lousy summer, MAY I BE WRONG!!!
Karolina is longing for Finland. She says she is dreaming about our summer house, and my family (her family), several times a week. I cannot wait for Karolina to see them all, and for them to see her. And, me! Summer, summer...
We will have to start looking at tickets now, and decide how the summer will turn out.
BUT, first of all we have to to know where the little one will go to school in the fall.
And, yes, stay warm!!!
HERE are some pics taken around March 17-18 during the past couple of years. This is more normal here, believe YOU me!! Some perspective...
18 March 2009
17 March 2011
A blooming Magnolia tree on 18 March 2012. OH what a difference two years make...
Cherry trees in my neighborhood…18 March 2012
Evening on the golf course 17 March 2012
Same Magnolia as in the pic above. THAT was then!!