Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And it snowed again


hugging tree

Yesterday I published Michael's photo of a penguin.  Well, the penguin obviously knew something that the rest of us hadn't realised, as this morning we awoke to a good covering of snow.

About 75mm (3") had fallen overnight.

cherry tree

  This is a lot of snow for this part of France where you can go for many years seeing nothing more than a heavy frost and in the almost 5 years I have lived in this part of the world, this is the most snow I have seen here.


garden 2
leeks and onions I love the snow and enjoy to walk in it.   I don't suppose the covering will last for long so I'm celebrating, what is for me, a rare treat. walnut tree

Monday, January 5, 2009

Another photo from Michael

pinguinIt has certainly been cold here in south west France recently, with temperatures sailing well below freezing most nights.   However,  I was some what surprised to receive this latest photo from Michael


He doesn't say very much about it, just attaching it to an email wishing me a happy new year and saying it was taken recently...


I really didn't realise it had been this cold....No wonder my central heating is barely coping..


Happy New Year everyone