Wednesday, February 6, 2008

the last snow pictures

All the snow has finally melted, alhamdulillah, except for a few lumps here and there in the shadows. Alhamdulillah it came and alhamdulillah it left! The last few days have been bright and sunny, so I have finally almost caught up with the massive amount of laundry 5 kids make when they play around in the snow. (Most Palestinians line dry their laundry)

The day before yesterday I went to get my daughter's report card in El Bireh, next to Ramallah. They had a lot more snow there it seems, since there was still a lot on the ground after several sunny days. This is the view across the street from the school, mashaAllah.
My oldest lives most of the time in the village of Bir Zeit, near the university. Bir Zeit is north of Ramallah, They had plenty of the white stuff to play in. When he finally made it home, he brought these pictures.And finally, one more picture of Beit Haninah, for my reader who is from there. I have only got a couple readers, so I guess I ought to try and make them happy. (Picture by my daughter)

7 comments:

fjb said...

We just had another 6" of the "white stuff" making a total of about 4' this winter. It will be quite a while before I see my flowers, but every day is one day closer to spring.:)

alajnabiya said...

I used to live in Pennsylvania, and loved the snow when I was growing up. But living here, without central heat, a dryer or decent boots for the kids has turned me against it. Alhamdulillah the winter is short. This week looks much more spring like.

fjb said...

Well, it doesn't look like your flowers have suffered too badly (I hope).:) The last thing you probably expected to need were big winter boots for the kids!

alajnabiya said...

Actually, we have some snow almost every winter. A few years back, we got about 18 inches in 24 hours, and it stayed on the ground for 3 days. But most of the time it is just slushy and half frozen. But it never made sense to buy 5 kids special boots they would only wear one week a year.

fjb said...

No, I should think not! I know how much one pair costs for my son per year, I couldn't imagine having to buy them for 5.

L_Oman said...

Amazing! I love your pictures!!!

alajnabiya said...

Thank you L_Oman!