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Friday, 25 December 2009

peaceful days?



yesterday we took the opportunity to enjoy the last of the sharp cold weather - with another trip around the village, sled in tow:)) we were quite late and the sun was going down when we arrived back at the front gate. just at that moment swans were flying high above us (I think they stay on the small river down in the bog) and we caught them on camera...
looking outside now, everything has changed - we had min. 10 deg. C during the night, the coldest night for us for at least a decade - but now we managed to make it into the "above freezing" area for the first time in days. and the lovely fluffy snowflakes changed into wet sleet - which will turn into rain in the next few hours, I am sure. it's only a question of hours now until everything turns to ugly slush - but the next wave of freezing cold temps. is just around the corner or so we are told! peculiar weather - and this has been going on for the last 2 years! well, right now I am happy enough to stay inside in front of the warm oven, with some knitting or spinning - but I am not looking forward to the next few shopping "trips" (more like adventure holidays!).....

4 comments:

Janet said...

Merry Christmas Bettina. Beautiful photo. Very cold here in Dublin also but warmer today and some rain - it will freeze again tonight. It looked so slippy this morning we didn't go out at all. We cancelled our plans for Westport when the driving conditions sounded bad but we managed to get food supplies here at the last minute. Plenty of knitting time.

Delighted Hands said...

Fantastic photo! Hope you had a great day....

bärbchen said...

Hallo Bettina, was für schöne Winterfotos !!! Viel zu selten sieht ja die grüne Insel so aus. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie noch ein schönes Restweihnachten. Verfolge übrigens regelmäßig deinen Blog!

LG Bärbel.

Leigh said...

What a lovely photo. I'm glad you're able to enjoy the weather, even if it is cold with snow and ice. Even though you couldn't get to town beforehand, all of it will make this Christmas a memorable one!