Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowed In

Winter Bikes

My bike has been in the basement for a week now. Last winter it stayed there for 100 consecutive days after the first snow fall. I wonder how long these snowed-in bikes at the commuter station in Tungelsta will have to wait for their owners to ride them home. Remember that snow cannon I talked about a few days ago? Well yesterday, Nynäshamn got 30 centimetres of the white stuff in a few hours, and as a result traffic came to a stand still. And how about this, some meteorologists here now say that we might get one of those ice storms that usually only hits North America. Something to do with a change in the North Atlantic oscillation. Hurrah!

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful snow shot! Love it.

T. Becque said...

Wow, do you get snow days, where you get to stay home from work and school? Nice contrast in this photo.

Olivier said...

les velos se rechauffent entre eux ;o)) belle photo et bien vu

Gunn said...

That looks COLD .....
Chaos on the roads??

Peter said...

Magic stuff - looks like summer is over.

christine said...

my good friend outside copenhagen said they were socked in with the snow too. chaos on the roads. you'd think you kids who live out there in sweden/denmark would handle snow better than they do here in the USA!

the photo opportunities are lovely, though.

Sharon Creech said...

Great photo--bikes plus snow--and the good, white soft snow, too. We only got 2 inches of it yesterday and it's already gone.

Randy said...

We were supposed to get hit last night too but it passed us by. We'll see what the morning has in store. Great shot.

Jack said...

Nice shot. Better you than me.

Leif Hagen said...

Are your cross country skis ready to go, Steffe?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I can't imagine this as I have never seen it before! just speechless how harsh winter could be !

John said...

The north of the UK has been hit hard, and unusually early; roll on Spring.

MaCoBra said...

You guys already have snow! I love Sweden in the winter. Time to plan another trip to Stockholm!

Firefly said...

It seems that winter has well and truly moved in. My wife just commented yesterday how she would like to have a white Christmas on day. Its summer down here, so we will have to make a trip of it.

Steffe said...

I think it would take more snow for that T. But you never know.

You could be on to something there Peter.

The southern parts of Sweden has had a few problems Christine.

The last time I used cross country skies was...a few decades ago.

I saw that on Sky yesterday John. -18C that is cold.



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brattcat said...

It looks as if those bikes are huddled together to keep warm.

Kate said...

Reminds me of Minnesota! Typing with two hands now. Yippee!Getting a new Mac soon and as soon as I can operate my camera I'll be back in business!

Jacob said...

What a great shot. This is one of those photos I can sit and stare at for a long time. I'm glad, though, that I don't have to deal with that kind of snowfall anymore...

Hope you're having a good week!

Steffe said...

There is another bike rack next to this. With no bikes. It looked a bit abstract so I took a snap of tat one as well. Might post it here some day.