23 February 2008

Snowstorm


Recently we had a light snowstorm here in Osaka. Frankly speaking, by Canadian standards it was just a "light snowfall" but judging by all the fuss that everybody made of it --and because it almost never snows in Osaka anymore-- it might as well be called a snowstorm.

It was a Saturday morning and I took a peek out the window to find a thin layer of the white stuff blanketing the neighbourhood. I was struck by the oddly nostalgic sight of large, fluffy snowflakes falling down everywhere. When had I last seen that? Years.

It took a while for me to go about my typical Saturday chores, and by the time I decided to head outside with the purpose of getting some pictures of this unsual event for Osaka, the falling snow had turned into falling slush. I took about twenty paces outside when I decided to call it quits. I wasn't going to risk getting myself and the camera wet just for some urban winter shots.

Fortunately, a mate of mine had different ideas, and he agreed to have them posted here.

Pictures by Mike Morrison:




6 comments:

an-fi (Angel Figueroa) said...

I just spent too much time for my liking deleting spam comments.

Spammers should be shot.

Anonymous said...

i sincerely love the photos on your post,seems you must be taking some photography lessons on the background!

Collins said...

nice post, i love the photos

an-fi (Angel Figueroa) said...

Thank you for your comments. I am glad you like the blog.

As for photo lessons, I am not taking any...

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed very much you article "the light snowstorm in Osaka". I agree with you, by Canadian standards it might have been just "a light snowfall" but either way, it is always beautiful to see the trees covered by the show. Congratulations on your blog. Keep it up.
maria-jose

an-fi (Angel Figueroa) said...

Thanks a lot; yes, snow can be fun to see -- as long as it melts quickly. I am glad you enjoyed the pictures!