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Jiskefet
12-19-2010, 09:19 AM
Holland has come to a standstill.

The entire country is covered in snow, a thick layer of snow.
Public transport is still going, sometimes, sort of........

But especially trains and regional buses are very few and far between. Some motorways are OK, but some are truly dramatic, and in the towns and villages, it is anyone's guess whether or not the streets will be passeable by car or on foot. In some places only a pair of skis will get you anywhere at all.

People have been advised not to go out unless they have to.

One of my cats likes it, though, and the neighbours' dog was having fun, too.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/snow5.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/snow8.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/snow10.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/sneeuwwijk4.jpg

Toiny
12-19-2010, 11:28 AM
Ooo Anja! Love, love, love the kitty foto's. I don't think I've ever seen Holland so snow covered.

Merry Christmas,

Toiny

Jessicasma
12-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Beautiful Photos! My kids wish they were there right now! We do not have much snow right now In Illinois..Thanks for sharing!

Jiskefet
12-20-2010, 09:35 AM
We have had quite a lot of snow over the past 5 years. After a long period of autumn-like winters, we have been getting quite a few real winters, now.

This year the south has had the worst of it, mostly between 20 and 40 cms, but in 2005 and 2006, the north had over 60 cms of snow, and we only had 15 to 20 cms.
And this is the second layer of snow we got. About 3 weeks ago, we also had a few days of snow. I cannot remember ever having snow as early as the first week of December...

4 December:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/straat.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/firstsnow-1.jpg

and yesterday
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/sneeuwwijk5.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/straat2.jpg

Ambowife Designs
12-20-2010, 05:16 PM
Oh I love the kittie photos too, he really is loving it isn't he :)
It's even snowing on the snow fields in Australia at the moment and it's summer her LOL Crazy weather!! I love how the trees look when they have snow on them, sigh, but i bet it's a pain to live in it, everything wed and soggy all the time. :)
Enjoy your winter wonderland Anja and thanks for sharing sweetie, stay safe too!!

kimberkatt
12-21-2010, 07:22 AM
Gorgeous pictures Anja! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! I was hoping for a White Christmas here, but I don't think that is going to happen! We got an inch or so, then it warmed up and melted a bit, then cooled down and froze everything up! So, we're in Icy Wonderland right now! LOL! The animals playing in the snow are soooo cute! I love to watch them, they're like children! :DD

Toiny
12-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Urgh. Our snow is melting. Good thing we did some night sledding last night.

Strange weather.

Joba2
12-24-2010, 02:22 PM
Snowing here today in Minnesota. Neighbor boy stopped & asked if he could shovel my driveway. Of course I said Yes

kimberkatt
12-27-2010, 07:23 AM
uhhh.... we have about 3 feet of snow right now... nothing is plowed in my area of the city, we are buried! And, it's STILL SNOWING!!!!

Ashkenazi
12-27-2010, 10:21 AM
We have had about 4 inches where l live in cheshire england and that is enough for me...l know it looks lovely butl don't like the cold...
hope everyone is okay and having a nice chrimbo and new year.
love and hugs
lynne
xx

Jiskefet
12-28-2010, 01:19 PM
Well, sometimes you have to think carefully just what you wish for, Kimberly.
You got your snow..... with a vengeance.
It is melting here, now.

We had a christmas tree of icicles on our wall....

It looks great, but I am not too happy, it will mean spending a lot of money on repairs on the drainpipe....

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/regenpijp.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/regenpijp2.jpg


The cats had an ice cave instead of a cat flap......

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/odipoes/kattenluik.jpg