Living in sunny Durban, South Africa all my life, I never truly understood what it was to be cold, or experienced the white fluffy stuff, snow. Oh, I've seen the torrential Summer down pours flooding our swimming pool and hail the size of golf balls taking over the garden, but never little flakes of white drifting from the sky. I tried many times to visit the Drakensberg in Winter, in the hopes of being there at the right time, but alas it was never meant to be. And now it still seems to be eluding me, even though I am now living in the United Kingdom in the peak of Winter, it is hovering in the very far North, while I am way down South!
When I travelled to the UK in December 2012, I arrived the day the white frost started. It only stuck around for two days, but man, that's what sold me on coming to live here. It may not have been snow, but it was beautiful...enchanting and magical! I had seen frost before, but not like this, never white frost. It clung to the leaves and twigs, and transformed all the delicate dead of Winter into something mesmerising . But as beautiful as it was, it wasn't there to last, only to capture my heart and allow me to capture it, to be shared.
I cannot wait to see snow, while others more experienced in the horrors it brings, think I'm crazy to wish for it. But if it still doesn't come to me, I will go to it next year...with a snow
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