Early this morning I was woken up early by a noise I have not heard for a while: The sound of the snow-plough.
I did not go out until mid-day but then all roads and pavements were still very icy and slippery. Snow may make the world look brighter, but it really does cause serious problems. And somehow no one ever seems to be prepared for the first snow and ice, no matter whether it comes early or late in the season, or if the weather forecasts have been predicting it for days. My morning paper today reported 13 local road accidents from yesterday, pointing out that these were only a selection of many more similar incidents.
I had to settle for a shorter walk than I had intended. Here are some photos from a footbridge over the railway near where I live.
Walking east about 1 km from here takes me to a supermarket. I wonder if I’ll see that place again before spring! (that’s the pessimist in me speaking…)
Direction north leads towards the town centre. Yeah, right. Piece of cake on a fine day with ice free streets. Today, I don’t think so!
Walking west to the bus stop would be a better alternative if I really needed to. But since I don’t really…
… I think I’ll just turn around and head home again and bake my own cakes…