So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow

At last, a real winter!

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For the first time in about five years we have a really cold, dry, beautiful winter! We had snow soon after Christmas, and then  cold, regular temperatures of -14 to -18 at night and well into the day. Crispness underfoot. There’s a big cold blast and clear skies over us for most if the next week. Love it!

Only poor Swingle isn’t too happy, while she loves bombing around in the deep snow, when it gets to less than -7 or 8, her paws hurt and she waves one in the air. I have to warm her paw and clear between the pads. Its worse on the roads and where there’s salt. We’ve tried boots, she takes them off, we’ve tried a coat, she takes that off. So we go up the lane in the morning, where its just snow and the afternoons to warmer paths.

There’s perma-frost on the trees that are permanently in the shade, and in the mornings, ice crystals form in the air. The rivers are backing up with ice, Where we were walking this afternoon and there were waterfalls and flooded banks. Beautiful, but of course my iphone died, I’ll have to go back later in the week with my oldie……

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