Dutch weather often parallels the weather in Seattle. Both locations are maritime regions at low elevation, leading to eerily similar daily temperatures and precipitation. Still, I hoped for a winter divergence after two brutal weeks of snow in Seattle, believing that the Netherlands would be warmer and drier.
And it was. At least, it was until this morning.
The first hint of trouble was the brightness of the sky at 2 am: the glow usually heralding fresh snow. By daylight, it was snowing hard and by mid-morning three inches had accumulated.
It makes for beautiful panoramas and treacherous cobblestones. Characteristically, the Dutch soldiered on with their bicycles and opened umbrellas. Businesses opened slowly, if at all; the roads are empty.
It’s a good day to work from home, venturing out for groceries and a few pictures to share --