Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Big Freeze


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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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5 comments:

  1. snow! I miss snow, there was none where I live, so far.
    beautiful pics!

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  2. Wow--so much snow! I hope your pipes have been repaired by now. Evocative photos that really tell the story. And oh those monkeys! Janet

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  3. Wonderful images
    Thank you also for your words

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  4. No snow here, but wind & rain (England)loie the images

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  5. Thank You
    Enjoy all of your images. Partial to the ones with snow.
    Other peoples snow.

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