White as Snow

It looks like many places where our friends live are having severe winters.  We are too.  It seems to have been constantly snowing for 3 or 4 weeks here which is unusual for Berlin.  There was an article yesterday about how this has been the biggest amount of snowfall in Berlin in 110 years. German capital Berlin has experienced more snow this month than any other December of past 110 years, as more bitter cold is expected in the country's east, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Tuesday.

Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg have never seen such a thick snow in December for more than a century, as some places received 40 centimeters of snow since Dec. 1, the weather agency said.

Snow embraced the capital city, which has a population of 3.4 million people, on this year's Christmas, while the last white Christmas that Berliners remembered was in 2001, with only 10 centimeters of snow on the ground.

Here's a couple of pictures from outside our window.  On the table, you can see how much has accumulated.