Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snow. Show all posts

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Big Freeze


It had been a very, very mild winter so far. I'd already bought seed potatoes for planting. Then winter came. We get a fair amount of snow usually, but the next day it melts. maybe once a winter we will get a heavy snowfall that stays around for a few days.


This year it snowed for a week and temperatures didn't get above freezing. As happens regularly when the weather is anything other than normal, ie if it rains a lot, is very windy, etc, the local train line stops running.


This year many places in the area suffered from burst pipes. It happens sometimes, but this year it happened a lot. Even some of the mains burst and people are still without water. We had a couple of burst pipes as our water lines are outside, but lots of people had burst pipes indoors. Most Japanese houses are not very warm.


Didn't stop the monkeys though, they need to eat and so a quick trip to our gardens was in order...


Monday, January 10, 2011

The obligatory annual snow pics


Its that time of the year again...... its been snowing off and on for a couple of weeks, though it tends to melt during the day....


For the new year most of the local graves have had fresh flowers...


My hamlet.


Snow on bamboo always makes for a good shot.


The neighboring valley of Tanijyugo where I was heading for Tondo matsuri...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

No work in the garden today :)


After an unusually warm and wet February, winter returned the last 2 days with non-stop snow.


The stinkbugs prediction has been somewhat vindicated