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February 27, 2010

Winter in the Netherlands, Feburary more or less snow filled!

Filed under: PHOTOGRAPHY,The Hague,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

This Winter in the Netherlands has been one of the coldest for years.

Small canals have frozen and we have seen more snow than has been on offer for a good many years. I only got photos of the “light” stuff, since we were away during the hardest snowstorms.

Those harder snowfalls (18 cm in the Hague) bought public transport to a halt for a few days and make getting around a big hassle. This stuff  in recent weeks isn’t very thick but the danger is that there is often ice under it so it can be nasty for cars to negotiate.

Of course parts of the USA, Canada and other areas of Europe routinely get LOTS more snow, but it’s getting to be a scarce commodity here in the Netherlands, so for that reason alone I am making a record of that fact that this has been one of the coldest February’s for a long long time.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Bird footprints on my balcony…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In this field along-side the motorway, there was less snow cover and literally hundreds of birds on the ground…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Here is the Marliveld, near the centre of Den Haag (The Hague)…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

3 Comments »

  1. LOVE the photos! The first on is my favorite! Yeah, it has been a rough February, but after yesterday’s heavy rain and high windstorm that wreaked havov throughout my city, I think I’d rather the snow. Sigh. I think winter killed spring and is hiding the body… 😦

    Comment by milkayphoto — February 27, 2010 @ 3:25 am | Reply

  2. Lovely photos,kiwidutch, especially the bird prints.

    Comment by blisterina — February 27, 2010 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks people! Snow is great, but for me the more temporary it is the better. NOT that I’d like to see it replaced by wind and rain storms, they can be very very dangerous with falling trees etc. Lets start digging up the body of Spring… I’ll go get a spade and help ! 🙂

    Comment by kiwidutch — February 28, 2010 @ 10:06 am | Reply


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