Snow in Kishinev, 20 April 2017

Before I finally finish posting the Dyninno entertainment of yesteryear, let’s take a look through the photos I took Thursday this week. Some time around Monday the weather report promised snow. I took note that the temperatures would be getting lower, but dismissed the snow. Rather, I thought it might happen. There was a snowfall in May, I think, some 15 years ago. The snow fell for about 15 minutes, and about 10 minutes after all of it was gone.

20 April I woke up to this.

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There was some snow on the trees, but practically none on the ground. The roads were more or less clear. Thank God, seeing as my father is the only person I know who insists on keeping snow tyres until May.

Something I plan on doing from now on as well.

I went to work. Seeing green trees covered in snow was unusual, even eerie.

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A lot of these photos will be repetitions of the same views over and over, with only minor differences. I deliberately did not cut them down further. I just really want you to see.

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The blooming tree closer to the office was, too, covered in snow.

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A stark contrast, and also bakwards, to what’s been there merely two weeks ago.

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About two hours later, my friend and I went out for a smoke. The snow wasn’t stopping.

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These photos were taken from the office window. I didn’t want to go outside until the end of the workday, because the stairs, although constantly cleaned, remained dangerously slippery.

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Regularly scheduled airing out, hence the opened emergency exit revealing this:

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Some contrast:

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Leaving the office a little after 5 p.m., my friend and I found quite the winter scene outside, if it weren’t for the greenery under all the snow and the date – let me once more remind you that this was 20 April in Moldova.

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It’s worth noting that the temperature remained above zero (1-3 C) throughout. The snow on the ground kept turning to mush.

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And some more contrast:

Never mind the URL, it’s the weird backdating of WordPress drafts. The photo was taken on 4 April 2017.

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My apartment building court had more sad imagery. I’ve seen some fallen branches and bent trees close to the office and on the streets. My colleagues also reported some fallen trees close to their houses. Here’s one close to mine.

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I went home, and then to bed, thinking that by the following  day the snow would stop, and we’d just get some heavy rainfall and a lot of dirt on the roads. Nature had other thoughts on the matter.

I am ending this post in the best traditions of ye olde Victorian novels, spoiling you on what’s to come and telling you that it’s not going to get any better on the following day. My intention was to publish all photos at once, but I didn’t realise how many I took. April 21 will be posted tomorrow.

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