“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Spring? What spring? It’s time for second winter!
When I am writing these words, snow is already melting behind the window and all I can hear is the rain, silently tapping on the window sill. But only 5 days ago we had really strong blizard here, which lasted almost 3 days! If I lived in a castle, I could totally feel like in Winterfell 😉
Such kind of weather is very unusual for Scotland, so it caused quite a big confusion for the next few days. We had about 10 inches of snow, red alert because of weather conditions, calcelled buses, closed schools and shops etc.
Now, let me explain it to all people, who are used to winter and for whom there is nothing unusual in cold and blizards. Snow is something, which happens really rarely in central Scotland and even if it does, it melts really quickly because of regular plus temperature. People here are not accustomed to big snow blizards and… well, big amount of snow generally. The main problem is transport, cause there is no such things as winter tyres or any similar securities. Riding a car in those conditions is extremely dangerous, especially when you live outside the city.
Dean Village looks enchanting covered by snow, right?
Despite all this, people here seemed to enjoy such surprising weather. Many of them have been building a snowman, organising snowball fights or… moving around the city on skis 😀
In spite of my longing for spring, I’ve decided to walk to few places and take some winter photos (results below). It’s funny though, how quickly the weather can change – only a week and a half ago I was looking for snowdrops and I didn’t even thought I’ll be able to create winter post before December! 😆
What do you like the most about winter weather? I love watching snow falling from the sky (especially at evenings), but my favourite is probably snow laying on tree branches or sparkling in the cold, it always looks so magical! ✨