Photo TuesdayOctober 18, 2011 at 10:04 am | Posted in Giggles, Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 28 Comments
Tags: Children, Expats, Family, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Romania, Snow, Travel, Winter
“The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.”
— Robert Frost
Snow! Freshly fallen snow! Can you tell we’re not used to such cold-weather wonders? This weekend, we took my parents out to the Iara Valley, one of our favorite places in Romania. We drove up a very narrow, twisty road to have lunch at Băişoara, a popular ski area, and were treated to our first Romanian snowfall. Our shoes were inadequate, our gloves too thin, and our long underwear nonexistent. But the flakes were worth it — somehow, they seemed fatter, fluffier, and more beautiful than American snowflakes. We’ve clearly got a lot of shopping to do before the “real” winter arrives, but this first dusting was, well, magical.
Have you had your first snow yet? What do we need to stay warm? And have you ever seen a horsecart and a satellite dish in such close proximity?
See more “fresh” at Beth’s on Thursday.