Missing the Snow

I am missing the snow of Greece terribly! When I was there I was wishing desperately that it would stop snowing, I was afraid it would ruin my travel plans. All was well till Lamia. As we proceeded towards Delphi weather started deteriorating and soon there were light snow showers. The entire scene changed. It had rained the previous night and snow removing trucks were on their job. The route Lamia to Delphi is through mountains and temperature had dropped to 2degrees. The Delphi archeological site was toured in snow shower. What an experience!

Leaves and flowers all under a coat of snow, the buds trying hard to peep out and bloom. We found a cat there all curled up in snow. It was petted by most tourists there. It seemed quite okay and comfortable walking around the stones of the ruins. The Delphi ruins had a coat of snow on them. But then I was glad it wasn’t raining because we weren’t armed with umbrellas.

Spending most part of my life in south of India I regard snow as something special. I discovered snow excites me. With layers of innerwear I could hardly feel the cold, so I took out my gloves often to feel the crispiness of snow, tasted and chewed it to find its crunchiness. I watched my daughters making tiny snowman, which gave me pure happiness. Both are in their teens, yet they behaved like small kids, running around collecting tiny sticks to make arms and searching for pebbles to make eyes. “Take this, no take that!” their excitement still ringing in my ears.

Till I experience snow again, I don’t know when that will be, I will have to satisfy myself with these old pictures.

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A tourist with red jacket managed to add color to the otherwise pale settings. These pics are for Thursday challenge: RED.

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26 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    how special to experience the snows while you were there! 🙂 we get it a bit in texas each year.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Oh, I do love your photos of Greece!!! What wonderful memories they brought me!! Thanks so much for sharing, Indrani!! Hope you've had a good week and have an even better weekend!!

  3. Awesome pictures. Yes, Snow is definitely a special experience to enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Gattina says:

    And I hate snow ! I wished I was a bear, retire in a hole and come out in spring !

  5. We hate snow and therefore we live 8 months per year in Los Boliches Fuengirola at the Costa del Sol in South of Spain.
    We understand for you it was nice during your holiday.

  6. Reader Wil says:

    Wonderful! I love snow as I was also brought up in the heat of the Asian climate. Now we have had rain for some time here and a lot of strong wind. Boring and depressive weather.
    Thanks for your beautiful snowy photos! I was in Delphi in spring in 2007.
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  7. I love the snow and since I live in the north of the USA that is lucky for me. We had just a dusting last night but haven't had a big storm yet.

  8. Interesting….Your Narration thru' Photos is quite impressive!

  9. I don't ever think of Greece as having snow but your photos prove that it does indeed snow there. Your photos are wonderful.

  10. Snow can be fun but can be spoilt sport too !

  11. ashok says:

    lovely snow images…I used to enjoy snow in Kabul very much…

  12. fredamans says:

    Cute lil snowman!

  13. Snow in Greece, I never heard that, lol. Beautiful photos Indrani.

  14. All the clicks are soooo beautiful Indrani… especially like the cat …it so resembles the meme , Grumpy Cat 😀

  15. A lovely scene can be found to be made even more beautiful by a dusting of snow.

  16. Nic epics, but my friends who live where its snowing since 2 months are all complaining 🙂

  17. Lovely pictures! Looks like a super fun trip! I come from the South too, so completely understand how winters and snow are such a special thing.

  18. Amazing pics Indrani….. Lucky you!!

  19. i b arora says:

    nice pics, i find falling fascinating, not experienced it since i left Srinagar but the memories stay

  20. Spending most part of my life in south of India I regard snow as something special. I discovered snow excites me. With layers of innerwear I could hardly feel the cold, so I took out my gloves often to feel the crispiness of snow, tasted and chewed it to find its crunchiness – See more at: http://isharethese.blogspot.in/2015/01/missing-snow. Hmmm , In southern part of India , you rarely see snow. and I think snow looks very attractive specially on tress. Great series of pictures.

  21. Wow…fabulous! I have always seen pictures of Grecian ruins in the backdrop if bright sunny Mediterranean sky. This is wonderful! Thanks for showing the different beauty of Greece!

  22. Such beautiful pics Indrani … specially the first one with bright spots of colours amid whites snow !Loved all of the though .. 🙂

  23. Mridula says:

    I can imagine the girls getting excited about it. The snowman looks so cute.

  24. Jeevan says:

    snow is my dream, but I don’t think I could withstand such low weather condition! that’s cute snowman… glad u able to enjoy the place despite snowfall. lovely photos

  25. Wow! Snow! Cat! Snowman! You recreated everything beautifully 🙂

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