Hoping For Snow

“I really wish it snowed this winter.” That is a sentence I repeat every year. Why? Because it almost never snows in my town, so when it does everyone becomes a child and goes out to play. Everything stops. Yes, it’s hard for people to go to work, the roads get icy and the traffic barely works at all, and people start falling down like apples from a tree, but still, I selfishly hope for snow. And since December is here, and winter is on its way, I wanted to write a post about it. Because, why not?

I live in Split (yes, I know it sounds silly in English), in the coastal part of Croatia. Now, if you google Split, you’ll see something like this:

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Sea, sunshine, palm trees (which are not actually native but we have them here since forever and they have become our trademark), and no hope for a snowy day. However, a few years ago we did get a lot of snow (at least for us it was a lot). And for me, it was amazing! Please, don’t think I’m complaining about the sunshine and warmth, but sometimes you just want something you don’t usually have. For me, snow is exciting. And pretty. This is how a park in my neighbourhood looked like (notice the palm trees again):

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And the centre of the city:

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Palm tree: “What, in the name of the tropical gods, is this?”

So, yes, we are never prepared for snow, but that’s what’s so nice about it. This post is a bit unusual for this blog, I guess, but I really wanted to post something “wintery”. Hope you’ll have a nice winter, even if you don’t like the season at all. In that case, well, after winter always comes spring. πŸ™‚

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“Aren’t we cute like this?” πŸ™‚

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14 thoughts on “Hoping For Snow

  1. Good luck getting your snow! I live in southern US, and we have the same problem. We never get it, and when we do, the city shuts down for days. The threat of snow shuts things down. I also wish for snow every winter.

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  2. The snow in Split looks lovely! In England it rarely stays that long, and it often comes with slush that isn’t fun once it ices over. But I agree that snow definitely makes things pretty, it would be nice to get some this year πŸ™‚

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    • Well, this was quite an exception for Split. And it did freeze over, and caused quite a lot of trouble. The university even postponed our exams because of it. xD Still, it really was lovely while it lasted. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! πŸ™‚ For me, the “stay home, read, and feel cozy” weather is wind with rain. We have really strong wind here at times, and when it comes with rain you better stay at home if you can. XD

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  3. Snow in Split is not a very usual thing I am guessing… same applies to Buenos Aires…
    But guess what … less than ten years ago It also snowed here…
    I am thinking that Climate change might sprinkle on certain locations which not otherwise have snow due to their mild weather… It is not that I am bringing to the table the conspiratorial standpoint, or anything like that… I truly believe that weather has been and still is changing in a global scale…
    Anyhow, and for the record, IΒ΄d also love to see the snow falling over my city..
    All my best wishes. Aquileana πŸ™‚

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  4. Ok, that is great! Now, what can I do as an American to have a job and live there? πŸ™‚ It looks so lovely! You live in a great place! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi! Yes, it is beautiful. The city is actually more than 1700 years old and is famous for the remains of the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. It’s not always the best place to live, though. But it’s great to visit. πŸ™‚

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