It is very rare that Shanghai snowed so heavily this year – for the first time in the last 10 years. We entered the new year of 2005 in white.
© Jian Shuo Wang. Snow in details at the corner of my garden
© Jian Shuo Wang. Outside the garden, the ground are all white
It was icy on the road inside the residential area while the public roads are completely clear of snow already. People obviously don’t have any experience to deal with ice and snow. Traffic accidents happen everywhere. My Goudaner was completely covered by snow. The snow on the rear window, which is the deepest, reaches to 3 cm already. Both the rear and the front window were covered by snow and ice. It is not possible to remove it by hand since the ice has been very sticky to the glass. To avoid break the glass, I have to warm up the car very carefully and increase the temperature from inside. About 20 minutes later, the snow and ice began to melt so I can clear a small hole on the front. 10 minutes later, the whole front window is clear so I can start to drive. It is funny.
Happy New Year
The old Chinese saying is: “Snow indicate a fruitful new year.” I hope it will be. My heart goes out to the victoms of Tsunami in South East Asia. China (at least Shanghai, or my home) is not affected. Happy New Year to everyone!