February 25, 2012



Till few weeks ago, the island of Ibiza was engulfed in an unusually warm winter which many people could not just sunbathing and even bathing on the beaches, when suddenly it was announced a drop in temperatures as so it was.
Although the inhabitants of Ibiza are used to hearing about snow at the Balearic Islands (Mallorca has mountains much higher than the rest of the Balearic Islands) this time was also true for Ibiza. In fact not few people did the traditional snowman, as we see normally on the winter pictures of northen Europe.
The long-awaited winter white lady, hardly came to us in to the island, on this occasion we were able to enjoy many winter images as Christmas postcards. The traditional flora of the Island as junipers, pine trees and shrubs with fragrant wood where all under a unusual white.
Images of the Alps in Ibiza, children and older people making snow wars, as genuine as any winter season. Yes, the white lady did not stayed much time in Ibiza and as fast she came, she left few hours after, but anyway we could enjoy much more time than previous snows of many years ago.
The typical Ibizan pine trees have also been adorned by the white detail, although I at that time and due to the great cold I spended more time in bed. These images I´ve got are from Marius Schadrack and Agnes Boned they both are the persons that took the pictures of this post.
And not only snowed on the highs of the island (the maximum height is 475 meters above sea level) but also at sea level as we see in these two images from the beach of Sant Antoni that offered this wintery picture. Ibiza for a few days was again the "white island" that was time ago, but not for the houses and churches of lime but for the snow.Year of snow is year of prosperity as one spanish proverb says: Año de nieves, año de bienes.

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen Ibiza with snow! It must be strange but funny at the same time! I have a house there but I only use it during summer so I won't be able to see this beauty one day, lucky you!