A nostalgic panorama from a Sardinian Snowfall

Snow makes me feel nostalgic. Freshly fallen snow atop Sardinian mountains and valleys gives me feelings of revitalization and reminds me of cold Canadian winters past. I’ve always hated the cold, the deep, long Canadian winters and everything associated with it: wearing a toque, mittens, boots, wet socks, scarves, skiing, shoveling, de-icing the car, plugging the car battery in over night and the dirty wet slush that always comes with a heavy snowstorm.

That is why I’ve spent most of my life living or vacationing in tropical paradises all over the world (Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Australia, Jamaica, Cayman Islands). When I decided to move to Sardinia I convinced myself that it didn’t snow – it couldn’t, could it?

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It did snow, for three lovely weeks.

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And for the snow-bird who always flew the coop when it got too cold; I found myself diving head first into the stunning Sardinian snowfall that had bestowed its beautiful white grace upon the lush green mountain tops of Sardinia.

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This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic.

What gives you feelings of nostalgia?

15 responses

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  2. Wow! At first, I though it’s a joke. It can’t possibly snow in Sardinia, but yeah, I guess it can 🙂 How was it? I’m sure it wasn’t as bad as Canadian winters. Was there enough snow for skiing and stuff?
    Regards, Adam

    • It’s funny to read comments by strangers who are surprised about snow in Sardinia. Sardinia is a quite mountainous island, It snows every years, obvioulsy mainly on hills and mountains, and particularly in the Gennargentu range, where they are located several ski resorts.

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  5. I too miss the snow living in Shanghai, although I hate it when at home. I guess it is so rare there and the excitement surrounding it when it happens makes it more exciting for me. It is so fun to share a first snowfall experience with kids and adults!

  6. Positively beautiful, I know it snows in many parts of Sardegna and according to my family there in Anela, it can be very cold too! Beautiful photos as always! Nice to see snow when we are going through a very bad heat way, brings very cool thoughts that make one happy! Have a beautiful week!

    The Sard/American,
    Rosemarie

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