This was Hamburg, two weeks ago. Yes, it was rare (they say) for Hamburg to have so much snow from one storm. And rare (they also say) for Hamburg to have such a rough winter in general. But, this being my first winter in Hamburg, I have nothing to judge the Hamburg weather against except fading memories of Chicago winters as a kid (more snow, colder) and very recent memories of San Diego (where there's not usually much weather to speak of at all.)
The one thing I can say is -- spring has now sprung here. It's said you can tell it's spring in Hamburg because the snow changes to rain.... Which is exactly what happened. We had a brief few hours of warmth and sunshine Sunday evening, but now it's Monday and it's raining. I'm hoping for some signs of spring that will be a bit more pleasant than the downpour we had this evening! Someone said they saw crocus buds this weekend. I looked and saw mud.
I know this isn't the most informative first posting I could have written. And, you won't learn much about me from my spartan profile here. But, if you decide to check back in now and then, I promise to tell more about myself, my travels, my friends, my interests -- and I'll probably rant now and then about things that piss me off.
I'll try to keep it "fair and balanced" -- how about a ratio of one rant to one pretty crocus picture?
"A new normal"
5 days ago