I am not in a geographical position to talk or whine about snow unless I am inside Ski Dubai but since my father in-law called and brought the topic to light, I thought I’d further indulge. Here are some photos taken some years back when my brother, who has never seen snow all his life, came to Japan and had his first winter in 2005. Snow, snow, snow – every tropical guy or girl will get curious.
Is it soft?
What does it taste like?
Will it melt the minute you touch it?
He had too many questions that I had to send him off to my in-law’s place! To snow country! There he’ll have snow that’ll last him a lifetime. When he left Nagano, snow only looked like this:
Here’s what greeted him in Niigata:
That is my brother and the husband’s brother. My brother stands at 5′ 10″ and the snow dump around him is well, ‘taller’ than him. This photo was taken in 2006. Both boys have since got rid of the ridiculous haircut, became men and recently, fathers. The pile of snow hasn’t move on, it’s still there year after year.
Since it was the first day of the year, the Japanese people go to the Shinto shrines to wake up the Gods and wish for world peace (along with good health and prosperity of course). This was the way to the shrine. The torii or Japanese gate to the Shinto Shrine here is buried halfway.
How’s snow in your place right now? I read that there’s snow in 49 of 50 states in the US. Snowpocalypse!