Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My World Tuesday

I am afraid I can't show you exciting pictures today. I wanted to but the weather got in my way. This week end untill today midnight it is carnival here in the southern part of the Netherlands. Today there was a parade in my birthplace and my intention was to take some colourful and merry pictures. But it snowed like it had been snowing for the last 6 days and I really didn't feel like standing in the cold for hours and with my feet in about 4 inches of snow. We live here in a traditionally catholic region and the history of carnival goes way back to the middle ages. Of course it is celebrated much differently now than it was then. Though we don't take part in the celebrations any more it still is fun to watch and enjoy the dressed up people and their music in the parades. But we stayed at home which was a good decision for the snow just would not stop.

This is what we saw in our street, no parade but a snow shovel


I can't remember ever having so much snow in our country!

16 comments:

J Bar said...

Interesting to see your part of the world.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

I think so many people in so many parts of the world are feeling the same way. It does look cold! Hope you have a great week! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Lorac said...

What a shame you had to miss Carnival. I have been watching the forecasts for Europe. An unusual winter for all of you!

Rajesh said...

Very nice winter shots. Every inch is covered by snow. I wonder how does it feel to sit on that chair!!

Louise said...

Being Ambrosians, we start our carnival on Thursday. We all have our fingers crossed from snow-free! Greetings from Italy via MyWorld!

Riet said...

Echte mooie winterfoto's. Jammer dat het zulk slecht weer is voor carnaval maar goed binnen is het ook gezellig. Na de zomer vind ik de winter ook wel fijn maar het duurt nu wel erg lang en ik vind de lange dagen zo heerlijk.
Fijne dag

Dirkjogt said...

Ja... zucht .... we verlangen ook naar de lente, genoeg sneeuw gehad.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Our snow has gone, but the grey dull winter is very much with us. Hurry up spring!

Wolynski said...

Everyone has snow up to their ass, except for me. Pity you missed the carnival.

Gwendolyn L said...

Snow, snow, snow. When will it ever stop..... I love the picture of the chair. Great perspective...it tells the story.

Simone de Klerk said...

Het komt me erg bekend voor! Langzaamaan is het hier nu aan het wegsmelten met de heerlijke zon!

Vernz said...

I cannot relate really how do you manage life living in higher lat... i know it look so wonderful in photo ... but from the stories its horrible having this kind of weather epecially if it last long ... All the best greetings from the Phils..

JOE TODD said...

I'm starting to think it is snowing everywhere LOL

Carolyn Ford said...

There has been a whole lot of snow out in "blog land" this year. The photos posted have been amazing. I like the image of your outdoor chair covered in snow...spring is coming, hang in there!

Guðrún said...

Where is the photo in your header taken? It is beautiful. Your street looks great, so welcoming.

Mark Kreider said...

Very nice blog! I liked your Watery Wednesday shot from awhile back with the rainbow in it.