Yesterday a blizzard passed over us. I donâ€™t remember the name of the movie where I saw a sandstorm. The Blizzard was similar to it excpt instead of sand there was snow. But that was in a open valley. Our village is cradled by peaks on three sides. It was snowing since Sunday morning and the white rose by yet another feet. The blizzard came from the south and first bounced on the eastern peak sweeping the snow off the pine trees and blowing them down on the valley. I couldnâ€™t make out if the trees swayed in pleasure of getting rid of their load or in annoyance. The wind then started brushing the rocks and boulders in broad furious strokes and the deposits which formed over a month rode the storm to scatter everywhere. The blinding blizzard moved from one peak to the other like a caged leopard and knocked down poles, flags, tiles, TV dishes and maybe more but which remained beyond my visible range.
A rush of snow came along with a gust of wind and plastered one side of our house â€“ doors, walls, windows. Another came soon to clean it but took away our dish to plant it next to a cow shed. The new position had no clear view of any satellite but who knows? Maybe it would provide a new version of animal planet! And then I could see a burst of wind twisting and twirling with snow approaching the front door. It took two full gas cylinders to keep the door closed. It remained persuasive for quite a while and finally decided to settle on our doorstep. We got three feet of snow on our door front and the compound just cleaned lost its contour and shape to an all covering white. All evening huge slabs fell from the rooftops blocking the roads, lanes and steps. Once again we were locked and trapped without power and spent the rest of the night close to the fire smarting sub-zero.