It was Feb. 8th when we Nara citizens had the first snowfall this season.
We have been awaited for this as snowfall is a rare event in Nara even when we are chilled to the bone.
|Artificial snowflake prepared for 奈良瑠璃絵 Nara Rurie Winter Illumination Festival|
I got up to find that the overnight snowfall blanketed Nara in the early morning.
|my neighborhood at 10:00 a.m.|
But snow turned into a wintry mix of rain and sleet as the day went on and finally to rain before noon.
Though I don't dislike wet days in other seasons,I had thought that there's nothing nasty like freezing rain, while there's nothing fantastic like a snow day. But I was wrong.
When you look around positively, there are charms. I forgot the cold rain under my umbrella while I was caught in the raindrops on flowers, ripples of water, or wet weather-beaten grasses.
|Spring-colored buds of Asebi, or Japanese Andromeda, in the flare of flashlight|
Icy raindrops on the branches with the promise of spring!
We are still in the cold wave with the highest temperatures hovering about 4 to 7 degrees Celsius.
But remember before the spring is the coldest like before the dawn is the darkest.
See you next time!
|From Nara Park, the Land of Deer|
Coexistence with Deer In Nara