Since it will take some time for me to finish the entry on the Bernina Express train, I might as well share on the snowy day that we have had today … a nice welcome to the start of a new term for my French class which started this afternoon after a 3-week break! 🙂
There were some flurries yesterday evening … when I was in town, busy checking out the sales after my doctor appointment in the morning. But it did not last long (fortunately) and it stopped by the time I was making my way home after a long tiring day in town.
But this morning … the snowfall started full force, thankfully after the hubby had already reached his office in Geneva … and as I was napping after I had finished formatting some of the photos of our Bernina Express train ride for uploading into my entry.
It was snowing quite heavily for a few hours so that for a while … I thought that maybe I might have to brave the snowfall in order to go to class in the afternoon. Fortunately, the snowfall stopped about an hour before I was to leave … pheww!!
The calming view after the snowfall had ceased … before I left for class in the late afternoon.
The ‘unseen’ workers were quick to create passable paths as soon as the snowing stopped!
I had seen a big white pail near the staircase landing as I was coming out of the lift on my way to class … wondering what it was doing there? I only realised what it was for when I saw that the path had been cleared and a guy from the cleaning company employed by the flat rental agency (in the picture) smiling to say hello!
Of course … it was a pail of salt to throw on the driveway in order to make sure that it would not turn icy and become slippery! How could I have forgotten! I later saw someone busy throwing salt near a school compound as I was nearing the métro station.
The van belonging to the cleaning company parked at the end of the driveway. Definitely, without the salt it might have been slippery to walk on this driveway when I came home later in the evening. But … since they were very quick to clear the path, it also meant that I did not have the chance to walk on fresh fallen snow and hear the crunch as I walked on it lah! A pity …
Cars parked below the driveway to our flats covered with snow.
The small road and the house below our bedroom window.
Lots of snow … nice. 🙂
And the rubbish disposal/collection area … looking a little better after the snowfall … as some of the litter on the ground was covered by snow!
I had hoped to snap some photos of the snow when I was in town for my French class … but the camera’s battery decided to die on me just after I had finished taking some photos near home! shessshs … no luck lah!
Anyway since I had shared many photos of snowfall taken during the day … tonight, I decided to snap some photos to show how the place would look at night when covered in snow. (The hubby and I finally learnt how to use his Nikon Coolpix P100 for night time shots over the Christmas holidays! About time, I’ll say … since we have had the camera for about 2 years now! ;))
So this was how it had looked like earlier tonight, just before 8.00pm … while I was waiting for the hubby to come home from work. These photos were taken without flash so that you can see that despite it being already night time … because of the white snow, it did not seem very dark.
And then it started to snow a little while I was busy snapping the night photos … which caused me to get a little excited (as I love snowfall at night)! This shot was taken with the flash on so that I could capture the snowflakes as they fell.
Unfortunately, the flurries did not develop into a full-fledged snow and soon stopped by the time the hubby arrived home from work sometime after 9.00pm. So I thought that was the end of snowfall for today and night … well, at least that was what I had thought lah!
But guess what? As I was busy writing this entry late at night after our equally late dinner … I realised that it was very bright outside when I happened to look out the window from where I was seated. A quick look out of the window … and my suspicion was confirmed.
Yessss … it was snowing BIG TIME in the middle of the night!!! yeayyy …
So naturally, I grabbed hubby’s camera and took a few quick shots.
It was close to midnight … but this was how bright it was outside when the snow came down hard and fast. I did not even have to use the flash in order to get decent clear photos of the night landscape!
When it is snowing like this at night … I just lurveee looking outside the window at the heavy snowfall.
Well, the heavy snowfall has already slowed down … much to my disappointment.
But on the other hand, I am also glad that the heavy snowfall did not continue … because if it did, then there might be some disruption to the bus and train schedules tomorrow morning … and then poor hubby might have some problem getting to work! Nope, I certainly do not want that for hubby lah!