As you know, the Video of the Week section has taken the summer off. However, I missed it, so I thought it would be nice to bring it back for a visit.
It is hot in Israel right now. Very, very hot. Very, very humid. Back in September, I made it to Bariloche, Argentina excited to see it covered in snow. Unfortunately, it turned out you can only see the town covered in snow a few days every year, and I missed those days. Therefore, the first thing I did besides going to sleep was go up a mountain to play with snow. As I was busy admiring the surrounding, snow started falling.
I saw snow before in real life. About once or twice, when I was a little girl and traveled to northern Israel with my family at the right time. Yet until Bariloche, I had not experience the befall of snow outside fantasy or movie-watching.
Though Northern Israel is closer to my home than southern Argentina, I never seemed to go there when it snowed. Over the past few years, I’ve wanted to change that yet February – snow month in northern Israel – is a month filled with exams and papers for Israeli students.
Therefore, I made a point of visiting Bariloche as soon as I could in September, to ensure I would catch a bit of its snow remains from winter. That first morning in Bariloche, it snowed over me for the first time.
I was in awe.
I didn’t know where to look first.
Plus, my glasses and my camera lens were both covered in snow. I walked slowly, awkwardly, to the balcony that shortly beforehand provided views of Bariloche. It looked foggy under the falling snow. The open chairlift chairs provide color as the ground is covered in white. Above the mountain, among the trees, everything seemed to be good with the world.
Where and when did you first see snow fall?