Normally, I like a "real" winter also, it always makes Spring so much sweeter...but this is a bit too much!!
Only by overcoming difficulties you can feel human and appreciate life!
I think we're okay. Our house was well-built in the 1960's by a reputable builder who did not skimp on good materials. It is a "Cape Cod" style house with a rather steep-pitched roof.
Very practical, indeed.
The next big boom in Cape style houses came in the 1950s and early 1960s during a building boom that resulted in street after Cape lined street in new neighborhoods. This was the last period when solid, quality building materials were a matter of course even in starter homes – plaster walls, hardwood floors, and fully tiled baths. The cape at right was built in Arlington in 1957.
Yup, that's my house! Except we have an attached three-season room (we call it a porch) on the right end of our house. In the front, we have three windows together (no spaces between) to the right of the front door, and two windows together to the left of the front door. On the left side of our house, on the first floor, where this house has three windows, we have two, and upstairs, we have the two windows like this one, but the windows are next to each other with no space between them. I love my house! It's both cozy and practical!
I understand them better than most people (The preceeding statement has two possible interpretations, both are correct.)
I am more at home in the woods and fields than I have ever been in an urban area. It's a pure reality with absolutes and no social pretense. Just me, my loved ones, my creator, and the fullness of creation.
Here in New England (Northeast U.S.) we are having a mild winter as well. Except for a rogue snow storm at the tail end of October which toppled many trees still laden with leaves, we have had no snow. Temperatures are well above normal with only a few days' exceptions. I'm okay with it, seeing as how we were buried and frozen to death this time last year!
For the last few days, every morning I have been woken bu the noise outside near my house. Caretakers or house owners remove ice and snow from sidewalks while drivers who leave their cars in the street or parking lots clean their windscreens. Winter causes problems, but it is still bearable, because Poland is used to such conditions, contrary to Western Europe where too much snow caused chaos again.
Poland is big enough to have different weather in different parts. E.g., today we went for a fantastic walk to the forest and sought the cover of trees to escape from strong sunshine, while in Warsaw they had a storm and a little flood in streets and the Underground.
The weather is hot and moist. Yesterday there was a clear blue sky and hot weather in the Dutch perspective, 28 degrees celcius. Today it was hot to, but humid with clouds and thunder and lightning. It will stay a hot and summer like week.
The winter in the northeastern U.S. has been FRIGID so far! We have had many days of extreme cold. Today we have a small reprieve, but I'm sure the cold will be back.
I have mentioned before that I watch a webcam of a stork's nest in Tomaszow Boleslawiecki in Poland, and the camera is on all winter even though the storks are not there, but are in Africa. This winter I have noticed that they have had no snow to speak of at all!! Has this been the case throughout Poland this winter?? Very strange...
Once again, it is snowing here in the northeast U.S. Schools are closed and I am home for the day!
I'm still wondering about the winter in Poland...has it been for the most part a snow-free winter? Or have areas had the usual amounts? Are there any Poles out there who would like to update the weather situation in Poland?
I'm looking forward to spring and to the return of the Polish storks!
The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country with a sea climate. About 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. We have often soft, chilly, rainy winters with a lot of clouds and some sunshine inbetween the rains and grey watery days.
Today we have a typical grey, watercold winterday. Arnhem (the Netherlands) Friday Afternoon: Temperature: 7°C (= 45°F) A mix of cloud and sun. Windy at times.
Arnhem (the Netherlands) Friday Evening Temperature: 4°C (39.2 °Ft) Cloudy with showers likely. 2 to 5 mm of rain. Wind 30 to 50 km/h.