Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Christchurch Snow Storm
Here in Christchurch, New Zealand, snow is a novelty, so yesterdays snowfall (which was the biggest in 15 years) was nice to experience.The city went into lock down, so we were 'forced' to have a snow filled holiday.
With all the earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks, since last September, the funniest comment yesterday was "this is the icing on the quake"... By the way, here's a bit of `snow related' trivia. The Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu kata 'Rantai' was originally called 'Ransetsu' which is the name I still use (unless talking with others who only know of it as 'Rantai'). Ransetsu beautifully implies that the movements in the kata mimic the disorderliness of snow fall.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these chilly photos. They are dedicated to my family, friends, karate seniors, juniors and students back in Japan, who are now suffering from the heat and humidity!
© André Bertel. Christchurch, New Zealand (2011).