Waterford got plenty of snow last winter. Everything looked so neat.
In the beginning, the falling snow melted after touching the ground. After a month, it started to stay longer and longer.
I am pretty sure that this House of Waterford Crystal employee didn’t have ‘shoveling snow’ in his job description.
After a couple of days like that, people started storing bread and milk.
Then the storm came.
The following morning Waterford was all white and desolate.
I walked right in the middle of the former streets.
South Kilkenny on the other side of River Suir also looked quiet.
I walked past the Rice bridge with my bag of bird seed and apples, cleared the snow from the places with the bird tracks, and tossed a good few handfuls on the ground. Two bridges were barely visible through the falling snow.
Back in town, I learned that Centra across the bus station was the only shop that was open. By the size of the queue outside the shop I could tell that people ran out of bread already.
Reginald Tower has seen snow before. At least in 1987.
When I tried to walk through the smaller streets, sometimes I had to turn back – the drifts were higher than my knees. I know it sounds pathetic to the readers from Canada or Norway.
The other half of my apples went to the flock of cute visitors from Iceland – Redwings.
The storm doesn’t calm down, and I am sorry for the little Redwings. On a day like this, it is nice to be inside, cuddled up with an old friend 😉
I didn’t have enough confidence to build a snowman in the street, but after returning home I could not resist anymore and built a tiny snowman on my windowsill. Snow in Ireland is a rare occurrence. You never know if you live to see another snowfall.
My baby cacti plants are obviously excited about the snow and both sprout flowers.
Unfortunately, these are events of the past. White Christmas is still a dream this December.
Today the streets look as normal – no snow, no excitement.
Of course we have decorations, pony rides, carousels and Ferris wheels, like we always have had at this time of the year, but we are so missing those crystals of frozen water!
I guess we have to be happy with what we have.
Merry Christmas, Friends!
Hope you always find peace, and give your heart to everything you do.
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I love your little snowman and his paint brush, Lady Inese! ☃️ May you have a fantastic Christmas even with no snow. 🎁💝🎄
Thank you, love. I hope all is well in your world, and you have a magic 2019! xx
Beautiful images – Merry Christmas Inese!
Thank you so much, Sid!
A most gorgeous post, dear Inese. Wishing you a perfect Christmas 🎄🎅🏼❤️ love to you and yours 😘
Thank you, dear friend! I hope you have a lovely Christmas too ❤
Particularly liked the snowman. Snow is such a wonderful experience and the Creator’s way of brightening up the long winter.
Thank you! 🙂 Since the 1970s I have seen a decent snow only once a year or even less. This little snowman was an epitome of my longing 🙂 I wish I had more confidence and built one outside 🙂
Merry Christmas Inese!! Wishing a very happy festive season!
Thank you so much, dear friend! I wish you a Merry Christmas too, and a wonderful New Year.
We appear to be in for a muddy Christmas this year. 🙂 … c’est la vie 🙂 … Merry Christmas to you and all you hold dear. 😀
Thank you so much! Same here, grey and dark. That snow last March was a glitch in the Universe 😉
snow man is perfect, too.
wishing you much
joy & happy Christmas 🙂
Thank you so much for your good wishes! I hope you have a happy Christmas too, and a peaceful New Year!
Wonder-filled. Magical. That’s what you are.
Thank you, Friend! 🙂 The magic is a bit outdated as we had this snow in the very beginning of March 🙂 I enjoyed walking alone in the streets, digging my way through the drifts. I saw two jeeps and four pedestrians in the area I live. A young couple asked me if I were looking for a grocery shop and advised which one was open. They couldn’t believe I was just having fun in the streets and not looking for bread and milk 🙂 This day was a wonderful gift of magic 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic holiday season filled with your favorite sort of magic, whatever it might be 🙂
Happy Christmas to you too xxx
Thank you! Hugs!
Yes, we take Christmas as it comes. Your photos are beautiful. We had a rare snow on Christmas Eve about 2004 with only a few inches but it was magical. This year it will be in the 70s. I enjoyed your photos very much!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a peaceful Christmas, and a wonderful 2019!
Wishing you a wonderful, joyful Merry Christmas 🎄✨
Thank you so much, Sid! ❤
Thank you, dear Sid! Have a great holiday time, and a fantastic New Year!
Merry Christmas to you too!
Thank you! Hope you have a happy Christmas too!
Lovely photos of a white Christmas, Inese. Your birds are sweet and the snowman delightful. After three (fall) months of snow and cold here on PEI it rained on the solstice and we will now have a green Christmas!
And a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Thank you Bunty! ❤
Thank you so much, Friend! ❤ I hope all is well. Our Christmas is as green as you get them. Me posting these snowy pictures didn't attract any magic 🙂
What a precious little snowman on the window–love it! I miss the snow, too–we had some snow in November, but this December’s been ridiculously brown. We might–MIGHT–have snow Christmas Day. Here’s hoping!
A most Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Friend! xxxxxxxxx
Thank you so much, Jean! No chance of snow here. But I have a good news – I finally started part 1 of your book and plan to finish both parts until next Saturday when I am going to post my last blog this year. Your book is amazing just like I knew it would be. A big hug from me – and very happy Christmas wishes to you too! xxxxxx
Oooooh, thank you! I’m so excited to hear your thoughts! Have a lovely Christmas, my friend! xxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
How beautiful it all looks! But I suppose it does make life difficult, especially for older people (by which I mean older than me of course 😉). Happy Christmas!
Happy Christmas, Anabel! The snowfall lasted 2-3 days, and is not expected to happen again in another 30 years 🙂 I did have difficulty to navigate through the town, but thoroughly enjoyed the challenge 😉
What an amazing series, it was a white Christmas indeed! The Redwings looked so cold, yet so resilient in the snow. Wishing you and all your family a very happy and warm holiday season! ❤
Thank you so much, Takami! I too was amazed about the Redwings, but then I learned that they came here from Iceland, so it all makes sense 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful New Year, and many stunning photographs! ❤
Wow, in all my time in Cork I never saw a single flake. Much the same climate as Cornwall, really. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too. They say the previous snowfall was in 1987. I missed it 🙂 This one was in early March.
Merry Christmas, Inese! 🎄🎁💝
Yes, your last year looked more like Christmas here in Toronto, Canada.
Yet, The weather has been evolving, and it’s raining right now. Seems like we might have a few flurries on Christmas Eve &Day!
Thank you Resa! I hope you have a magic Christmas too! This snowfall started on the last day of February and lasted for a couple of days in March. Wrong timing 🙂 But I did believe that Canada looks like a Christmas postcard in winter. I must be very wrong…
Inese, you have photographs here that are like paintings. So beautiful. The best Christmas to you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thank you Shehanne! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too. These pictures were taken in March this year, after the storm Ali. Since I was having a break from blogging at that time, I stashed the pictures. Glad you like them xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
You too. I LOVE the pictures. The two underneath your words about the Centra being the only shop open are seriously like paintings. And your bird ones are gorgeous. they could be cards. I love them all but theses ones just leapt out at me. Oh that snow was awful this year, so it was xxxxxx
I enjoyed the snow – walked all the morning and met just a handful of people – except all those queuing at the Centra. Such snow would be disastrous for the businesses this time of the year xxxxxx
It would. I mind we were going to a wedding out in Errol and till the last Errol was cut off. x
Yeah, a bad timing for a wedding…
Yeah. You’d have thought march would be safe. Anyway we got but it was interesting shall we say…
Can only imagine 🙂
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with joys that last the whole year through.
Thank you so much! I wish you a Merry Christmas too!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too, and a great 2019!
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