Friday, January 11, 2008

Snow in Baghdad 

We have our usual snow falls every year - some more than others. It gets cold, drivers need to remember how to drive in the stuff, we wear padded clothing and all kinds of footwear. For many people, though, snow is only something seen in photos, movies. They never wake up or go to sleep experiencing the soft, quiet delight of watching snowflakes float from the sky.

This site has the best photo, showing a dad and his son smiling while watching the scene emerge from the sky. It has been close to 100 years since snow fell in Baghdad. It does snow in the mountains of the Kurdish north.

Another site quotes more residents. All seem to be pleased with the event.

HT - Dennis Prager