The Number One Best Thing About Living in Sardinia

***Post orginally written in October 2011. February 2012 we’ve been hit with snowstorms and blizzards for a week. Check out my most recent posts on the snow in Sardinia.

Sardinia Covered in Snow | Sardegna Sotto la Neve

Sardinian Snow Angel 

Video – Sardinia Covered in Snow

The number one best thing about living in the Mediterranean is … It snows once a year, for twelve hours and it’s the most spectacular natural event I’ve witnessed.

Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow. Filling the sky and earth below. Over the housetops, over the street. Over the heads of the people you meet. Dancing, Flirting, Skimming along.” J. W. Watson.

Sardinian Snow

Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night; For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow upon a raven’s back.” William Shakespeare.

Sardinian Snow Flower

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” Andy Goldsworthy.

Sardinian snowmobile

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” J. B. Priestley

A Dusting of Snow

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.” Joseph Wood Krutch

Sardinian Snow

Then come the wild weather, come sleet or come snow, we will stand by each other, however it blow.” Simon Dach.

Sardinian Snow Removal

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” Dr. Seuss.

Sardinian Blue Skies & Snow

Once a year for twelve hours is plenty of snow for this hot blooded Canadian. Are you a snow kinda person? Do you like the stunning landscape nature paints in the winter? What are your snow pastimes?

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About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who has lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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9 Responses to The Number One Best Thing About Living in Sardinia

  1. bagnidilucca says:

    It snows occasionally in Bagni di Lucca. I love it! I come from a very hot place and I love the winter here.

  2. Team Oyeniyi says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos. Now, I could cope with snow if it came only once a year and looked like that!

  3. Big Sister Beautiful says:

    You know we love the snow here: looking forward to snow angels, snow people, skiing, pond skating, shovelling snow, tobaggoning, skating the Rideau, Winterlude, SNOW DAYS!

  4. Snow in Sardinia. Wow. Looks great. I guess it doesn’t last too long. Not looking forward to a long hard winter here. 😦

  5. The Hook says:

    Seriously? That’s awesome!
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. odorunara says:

    I miss the powder snow from back home. The snow in the main island of Japan is so wet and clumpy….

  7. Snow is magic after it has just fallen for the first time. After that, I’m usually not that charmed, but then I’ve seen loads of it in my wanderings. One of the most stunning snow sights I enjoyed was from my high-apartment window in Ramallah, Palestine. Who’d ever expect to see snow on mosque minarets in the Middle East?

    I just ran into you in cyberspace and am interested in your Sardinian life, so I’ll be back. I’m in Moldova right now, and the first snow has not yet fallen.

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