Athens Snow

It is taken from the southern suburbs of the city on 5/1/2002 during a severe snowstorm.The reason why this picture is unique is obvious: It is very rare to have about 40cm of snow in the southern suburbs of a city near the meditteranean sea.We have snow every winter but not so much and so intense.The last time this area had such an amount of snow was 50 years ago,while in the northern suburbs of the city snow exceeded even 3 or 4 meters that day!

Location: Athens, Greece

Photographer: Christos Ntountoulakis.

Trees after the storm

It had been storming all afternoon with heavy rain, thunder and lightning as the system moved from SW to NE. Around 7:30 pm there was a break, the late afternoon sun shown over the ridge on the horizon looking due West from my yard revealing the rising heavy mist below the ridge. Soon the storms resumed. Taken with a PowerShot S100. Location: South of Bakersville, North Carolina, in Mitchell County. Date: 04-30-03. Photographer: Doug Sudduth.