January 14, 2001: The first snow fall
|On January 13, TV repeats that the strongest cold wave will attack all Japan including otherwise mild Kyushu Island from this evening .
Tutankhamen Peain my garden needs a shield tonight, my husband said and put a vinyl cover on it.
|This morning, I found the first snow accumulation in my garden as TV said yesterday.|
|The black soil of the kitchen garden is slightly covered with snow.|
|I asked the thermometer to record the temperature on the terrace, and I found minus two degrees C this morning. It makes me quivering just by looking the dial.
|Backyard pass and mini ground of the kindergarten are covered with thin snow.|
|But when I look down carefully my garden, I found lovely fragrant pansy and the buds of tulip sprout up quietly in the cold wind, telling the subtle signs of spring to come.|