Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Snow In Moscow

The day that me and V arrived in Moscow was a mild and dry one. We dropped off our bags at her grandparents apartment with a 14th floor view of the city and headed out for a cruise along the Moscow River. On our way there I couldn't help but notice this white fluff gently floating in the air over the entire city. From what I read this only happens a couple of days a year when the seeds of European willow ripen and blanket the city. All along the ground the fuzz scuttles about gathering into bunches - which I'm told is actually very helpful when sweeping up the street due to it's ability to snag any other detritus.

It only lasted a couple of days before the first rain came but it was beautiful while it lasted.


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