Outside it is sunny with clear skies and rather cold today! Nothing reminds us of the awful weather that hit our country just a couple of days ago. In fact sometime between 6th and 14th January a low barometric system coming from Siberia hit Greece. The Greek meteorologists who had earlier taken the decision to name various weather phenomena in 2017 with Greek names called it "Ariadne"
So "Ariadne" will really be very difficult to be forgotten!
Not only because it was the first weather phenomenon that took a name in Greece but mainly because it caused the worst damage at least of the last 50 years and more.
Specifically for my city it snowed for three days which is so rare here. We hadn't seen so much snow since 1988.
But the worst was not the snow. It was the low temperatures. In the city it reached -10 degrees C with a feeling of -20 which is really unusual. In fact it hadn't happened to be so bitterly cold since 1963!
The moment it started snowing and it was blowing hard too I went out in the balcony and took photos with the macro lens hubby bought for our mobiles! That's a really great gadget and although I am against buying gadgets this one is perfect.And not expensive at all.
Since I take photos with my mobile and not with a camera it is great to be able to take macro photos too.
And the most amazing was the coincidence of having a little new macro lens and snow! And here is what I managed to do, take photos of snowflakes!
I admit I was overwhelmed! Something I had seen Margie of Resurrection Fern do and now I managed too!
It started snowing at 11 in the morning on Tuesday 10th and 10 minutes later....
We were also lucky because we didn't have school as schools were closed everywhere.Our headmaster didn't ask us to reach our school, there was no reason anyway.So I spent one more week of holidays!Look how much snow there was at the school yard (photos of our headmaster)
But it will definitely be a time to remember. "Ariadne" was both beautiful and hard!