Almost a White Christmas
January 2, 2017 3:11pm CST
It was almost a White Christmas here which was quite a surprise. On the 28th there was a snow warning and on the 29th it happened. It was a very violent happening at night. The thunder rolled above us, the lightning flashed around us, the storm lashed the windows and the snow fell heavily and settled. In the morning we awoke to a white world. I had not seen any snow here worth mentioning for 8 years. The top of the Mimosa tree was broken and the branches heavy with buds were hanging low. It was very sad to see - that tree had taken a long time to grow strong, we had planted it ourselves, and it was quite the loveliest in the garden. The dogs snuggled deeply into the hay in their kennels, the cats stayed in on beds and chairs. We stayed in too for several days because the snow was deep in our lane and it is an uphill drive to the main road. Fortunately my husband had taken the warning and went for the weeks’ shopping on the 28th. Today the clouds cleared and the sun melted the remaining snow. It is very cold still and more snow is expected by the end of the week.
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2 Jan 17
Your snow made it to the news here as it was so unusual. Thunder with snow though? That is unusual too isn't it? We have had none worth speaking of yet this winter in the north of Italy. We have a relly cold spell arriving at the end of this week but no snow with it.
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4 Jan 17
I find the houses here colder than they usually are in the UK which expects a laong spell of cold weather every year. We have insulated walls here but tiles on the floor and the curtains are thin. Carpeting and heavy curtains helps to keep houses warmer I believe.