03. December 2012 · Comments Off on First snow of the winter · Categories: Home · Tags: , ,

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Winter is finally here! This was the view just after breakfast, and it’s been snowing all day now. We’re pleased, because our driveway was a slushy swamp after a very wet autumn. Now it is frozen solid 🙂

21. February 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Home · Tags: , ,

Just when we thought it couldn’t snow any more … we get another 25cm overnight.

I was getting worried about the roof above the deck, which had a very thick layer and was starting to look decidedly curved. So Linus got up on a ladder and knocked off a lot of snow.

We’ve also been growing some impressive icicles. This is our prize winner, which is currently just over 140cm long. There is an ice staligtite growing upwards towards it from the deck, so we’re hoping they will meet in the middle.

05. February 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Home · Tags: , ,

The night we got home to Sweden it was a brisk -16°C outside. Our luggage didn’t manage to catch up with us until the following day, and it contained all of our winter clothing, so we had to make a chilly dash from airport to car and then from car to house.

And it was snowy. Oh boy, it was snowy. It was a proper winter wonderland. But the best part is, it has kept snowing since then!

Here’s a bit of our front garden. In some spots, the snow comes up to my knees.

We had one day recently when the temperature soared to a tropical +2°C. Things started to melt, and the snow on the roof over our deck started to slide down over the roof edge. Then it got cold again, so it froze in place, and now we have this awning of ice hanging down:

Linus has had his work cut out for him, shovelling the path so we can get down to the carport.

The fjord has totally frozen over. We have seen plenty of people out skating, and walking their dogs on the ice.

We don’t have any skates, otherwise we’d get out there and have a go too – it’s a pretty rare occurence in this part of the country to have such solid ice on the sea. It might be another 10 or 20 years before have the chance to skate to an island!

02. December 2009 · 1 comment · Categories: Home · Tags: , ,

No snow yet (none that sticks anyway), but this morning we woke to a winter wonderland frost. Here are a few snapshots from the garden.

A frosted marigold:

Chilly outdoor furniture:

A frosty rock:

A frosty plant:

The view at sunrise: