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The First Snow
Prague
A rather abrupt and early end of autumn. Obscene, even.

Autumn, which seemed to only have started two or three weeks ago, thanks to our lovely indian summber, has been truncated by last night's snowfall. Ok, it was only a dusting, and it was gone before noon. There are still plenty of leaves on the maple trees, and still a few on the chestnut tree. Still, all of that white was a shocking thing to see this morning.

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Copyright: Jeffrey martin
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Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 02/06/2014
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