Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Delightful Surprise

We've been told repeatedly that Podgorica didn't really get much snow ever. Maybe a little every few years. In December there was rain, and plenty of it, but not a flake to be seen in the city (although the surrounding mountain peaks were white). In January we saw snow on some of the outlying roads as we visited other areas of Montengro, but we only saw one brief flurry here.

We had pretty much resigned ourselves to the fact that snow wasn't going to be part of our winter life in Podgorica. So, imagine our surprise when yesterday, we saw a few flakes during our walk to the post office. Okay, well the temps were around 0˚ C or 32˚ F, and there had been a forecast of precip, but we expected rain. So we just enjoyed the flurries and figured that was it.

Until this morning. When I (Laura) woke up Steve told me to look out the window. And there was snow! Not just a mild flurry, but a real snowfall with accumulation on the ground, cars, trees and rooftops. It is very beautiful, and we feel quite blessed to be treated to this apparently rare occurance. Maybe I can make another snowman :)


Davene said...

That is a great surprise! I especially like the first picture--very pretty. :)

lois said...

I'm glad you were able to have such beautiful scenery, especially since it was unexpected. What a beautiful way to start a day. Great pictures!

robert said...

So glad you got a little dusting of snow to for me,I'm ready for spring...Daffodils,tulips,Hyacinths...bring it on!! (c:)