Finally, some snow!

After an unusually warm, humdrum winter in Romania, bereft of snow, we finally had some fairly heavy snowfall these past few days! I drove through a snowstorm the day before yesterday and when I got home, I got to enjoy the beautiful winter weather from inside our house, safe and warm. I made a short [...]

First snowfall of 2016

One of the first things I feel in the morning is my daughter kissing me on the face and whispering "Daddy...", usually followed by a request for food or cartoons or playtime. She's our alarm clock, whether we like it or not, though I have to say, no matter how tired I am, waking up [...]

An April snowfall

I have a sneaking suspicion winter read my last post, because we got an April snowfall. It wasn't an insignificant little weather fluke. It started snowing mid-morning and it went on through the day and the night, with little breaks here and there. The ground was warm so we didn't get a proper snow cover [...]

A February snowfall

It's been snowing today. I woke up to little snowflakes dancing in a light wind in our courtyard. It's been like that all day. Every time I looked out the window, it put a smile on my face. There's something so beautiful about a February snowfall. It's one of winter's last few efforts before it [...]

Cold weather clothing

I thought I'd do something a little bit different for this topic and publish photos of some of my cold weather clothes. I want to give you some ideas of what to look for in materials and what you can combine in terms of color and texture. Warm weather may be on the way but [...]

A late winter snowstorm

One thing about winters is they don't like to leave. Just when you think they're packing to go back north, they settle back down for at least a few more days. And they're not shy about it, either. They'll let loose and bring on a bonafide winter storm. This particular one happened just about six [...]

A freezing spell

Exactly six years ago to the day, there was a freezing spell overnight. It rained over fallen snow, then it quickly froze, encapsulating plants in a sheath of ice. This sort of thing is dangerous for trees, because it makes their branches so heavy that it can split them apart. Back in college, in Vermont, [...]

The day our MINI froze over

One winter day, as I finished work late in the evening, about eight o'clock, I went out to the parking lot and saw my MINI looking this: I hadn't expected that. It had rained earlier in the day, particularly during lunch and it had continued to drizzle through the afternoon. The evening had brought a [...]