Friday, January 09, 2009

Winter...

I must have written earlier on this blog that we Azeris very often find ourselves saying (almost boasting :) that from 11 climate zones we have 9 in Azerbaijan. Thus e.g. if Baku area is mostly dry but has Caspian Sea, we also grow lemons in subtropical Lenkoran and Sheki is very green and has mountains...Purpose of this foreword is to say that winter has different scenarios depending on the region of the country. In Baku it means mostly rain and wind and few days of snow and for Sheki it means snow, snow, snow, frozen, icy roads and pipes, continuously happy and excited children and women with red hands who no matter what weather continue their house chores in a most proper manner. Usually the harsher the winter the better the harvest but unfortunately it continues to be a very difficult season in terms of logistics and conveniences for many households in the country.

Below photo is the courtesy of Tural Salahov who took this photo on his way to Sheki and neighboring regions. Thank you, Tural, for a great photo. Another fascinating creation of Mother Nature, isn’t it?...

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3 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Love the white!

BABOOSHKA said...

Fascinating facts and so pretty .

Jenn said...

It was so beautiful in Baku after the snow.