A Rarity

november snow 1 november snow 2

snow in november.  here in the kanto region, it’s a once in a blue moon event.

the last time it snowed in tokyo in november was 54 years ago.  and this was the first time ever for accumulation since record keeping started.  around my part of saitama, it’s supposedly been 14 years.  i was still living in the u.s. then.

old man winter came upon us so suddenly, i don’t feel quite ready to face him yet.  though december is just around the corner, i’m secretly hoping for a some ‘back to autumn’ before winter proper arrives.

十一月に雪なんて。それも関東で。

前回東京で雪が降ったのは54年前とのこと。そして今回は史上初めての積雪も観測。熊谷では14年前だったらしいから、この辺もそれくらいなのだろうな。その頃はまだアメリカに住んでいたけれど。

あまりにも急に冬がやってきたので、心の準備も冬支度もまだ。十二月ももう目の前だけど、冬本番の到来前にもう一度「秋に逆戻り」を密かに期待しています。

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4 thoughts on “A Rarity

  1. Even though you aren’t ready for winter it sure looks pretty. I always love the first snowfall. November is a bit early. It happens here from time to time but not often.

  2. I really enjoy reading your posts about your lovely embroidery projects and also reading the posts and seeing the photos of Japan. Thank you for sending them out.

  3. It’s so pretty!

  4. These are lovely photos. And its not too much snow. I hope. Just enough to talk about with family and friends and remember in the summer.

    Regards
    Guy

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