Morning snow

Posted on February 1, 2015 with tags , . See the previous or next posts.

Woke up on Sunday morning to see… snow! It snowed during the night, such that there were around 5 or 6 centimetres of snow on the ground.

The second surprise was that, from my window at least, it seemed the snow on the street and sidewalks was still there! To see snow, uncleaned, after eight in the morning, is a welcome surprise in Switzerland!

So I wanted to quickly dress and go for a short run, but I was delayed by a page from work (oncall this weekend)… it became a race between me solving the page and the people who ruin the snow by making it safe to walk. So I had to work fast, skip breakfast (I like running on an empty stomach), and a while later I was finally outside, and started my run.

The snow right outside was pristine, untouched by anything. Further on, some signs of cleaning (and some people busy at work with shovels). Half of the sidewalks were already cleared, but the other half was mighty fun to run in - reasonably dry snow, and soft, not at all like running on pavement.

By the time I was inside, the big and “serious” cleaning machines were out on the streets, ensuring the snow doesn’t endanger cars. Sigh, living in a city. But all in all, a good Sunday morning start!