No sooner had I turned my mind back to last summer (previous post), than I woke up to these views this morning… About 20 cm of new snow had fallen during the night, on top of what was there yesterday.
The snowfall stopped later in the morning, and I ventured out for a short walk to take some photos. No need to go far… Snow does have a magic quality of changing the most ordinary view.
“Snow is … socially and conversationally a special and awkward case, as it is aesthetically pleasing, but practically inconvenient. It is always simultaneously exciting and worrying. Snow is thus always excellent conversation-fodder, but it is only universally welcomed if it falls at Christmas, which it almost never does.”
Kate Fox, Watching the English …
(A book I got from a friend in England for Christmas).
The quote refers to English weather conversations; but I’d say it applies rather well to the southern parts of Sweden as well. We may in general get a bit more snow than England – but we do share much of the same uncertainty about the weather, never knowing for sure what to expect.