Sunrise

Sometimes I find it difficult to appreciate Winter.  It’s cold, dark, and the storms blowing in off the Atlantic are brutal (my shattered greenhouse will attest to that).  At the moment, daylight occurs between 8:45am and 3:45pm which means I get to see the sunrise most mornings.  This is the view from the landing window…

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Lumix

Yesterday I received my new Lumix G1 and so far I like it a lot. My new kit also contains three new lenses which also fit my Pen. Now I need temperatures above freezing so I can get out and use my new things. For now, it’s a test shot of a tormented cat.

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Ice

We’ve had horrible weather here for the past few weeks — masses of snow and ice with sub-zero temperatures. These beauties were outside my bedroom window, but they were dwarfed in comparison to the five foot icicle that hovered over our front door for a couple of days. My lovely husband battled it with a…

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More Snow?

The forecast calls for more snow, but I’m optimistic the weatherman is wrong. The temperature is hovering about 4C and we’re thawing out nicely. My daughter made this snowman back before Christmas when everyone still loved snow and thought it was great. What a difference a couple of weeks can make.

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Thaw

After weeks of bitter cold, ice, and snow, we’ve finally had a tiny warm spell. In such a brutal winter, warm is relative, and 2C feels like summer. The snow is gone from everywhere but the ground, and hopefully that will shift by the end of the week. I don’t think I’ve ever been so…

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So Cold

It was colder here than at the South Pole today, -20C! My poor hens aren’t getting out for much exercise at the moment, and only Nella is brave enough to march about in the snow. Our Siberian weather is supposed to last another ten days. May it pass quickly.

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