Saturday, December 20, 2008

Missing the snow


(Very near the Bansui Sodo 晩翠草堂 in mid-late November)

As all my friends in the midwest IM in or facebook chat me to complain or celebrate snow delays, I slightly realize that I miss the snow. It's pretty, and especially since I am not driving, there isn't much danger element to it. Sendai rarely gets below freezing, typically hovering between 0-10 C for most of the winter. The city is on the dry side of a mountain range (in Yamagata Prefecture), so there is rarely any of the terrible snow storms that affect the western parts of upper Japan.

At least we get a Pageant of Starlight. I'll have pictures of that up tomorrow.

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