Friday, January 17, 2014

Winter officially arrived in Warsaw two days ago.

On Wednesday, snow fell nearly nonstop all day – the first snowfall of 2014! I woke up to more snowflakes this morning, and the snow looks like it won’t be leaving anytime soon according to our extended weather forecast.

Well, for our first winter in Poland, I must admit I’m happy we have escaped the snow for this long. Everyone tells us that we are having an unusual winter. The previous winter lasted from late October in 2012 to the first week of April, when we moved to Warsaw. What a wonderful welcome gift!
Our first day in Warsaw on April 1, 2013.
A true April Fool's Joke courtesy of Mother Nature.
Prior to this week, I had only seen a dusting of snow on December 6 when I arrived bleary eyed from my holiday trip in the U.S. I wouldn’t have minded a little snow on Christmasbut that did not happen. Now, Warsaw is covered in a white, wintery glow!

Though I really didn’t want to leave my toasty, warm apartment, I decided to break in my new winter boots and take some photos around the city, which did look pretty covered in the fresh snow. I only took my cell phone because I didn’t want our good camera to get ruined. This will give you just a little taste of what we’re experiencing.

I’m pretty positive this snowfall won’t be our last. Stay tuned!

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BacktoBodrum said...

Ver pretty, but I'm glad it doesn't snow here

jaz@octoberfarm said...

it's so beautiful!we got a little last night and are expecting more tonight. i am hoping for a few big ones before spring.

Alex, Speaking Denglish said...

How gorgeous! We are still awaiting our first blanket of snow here in SW Germany.

Joy said...

@Annie, I'm sure the prettiness of it all will soon wear off for me. But for now, I will enjoy it.

@Joyce, You've already had more snow than us! Stay warm!

@Alex, Really? Well, if you miss it, you can come visit us here! But I'm sure you visit the Swiss Alps or somewhere closer too. :-)

Cuisine de Provence said...

Great pics, Joy - greetings from the Maxwell Food Court!

Joy said...

@Barbara, Jealous! ;-) Hope you'll be sharing some of your foodie photos soon! xoxo

Unknown said...

Why do I bother with an SLR? Your photos are just beautiful, Joy, you make Warsaw look wonderful! What a good idea to go out and about!

Joy said...

@Claudia, My lil Samsung phone does take pretty good photos, but I still LOVE my DSLR! Nothing like it. :-) But much better to use my phone when the snow is blowing outside!

Mandy Indonesia said...

I'm happy and enjoy your post :) Travelling is really beautiful, I love it and can't imagine my life without it!