Monday, January 23, 2006

Weekend in the snow

We had a huge snowfall on Friday night so when it came to Saturday morning and time to 'defrost' the car we had to wade through knee deep snow to actually get to the car!!

Luckily the roads are ploughed and well gritted so spurred on by my elk sighting earlier in the week, we headed up to Hunneberg and Halleberg again. We thought it would be a bit easier to see the silhouette of an elk against the white of the snow, so we were very excited when we spotted what we guessed to be elk tracks in the snow...

We followed the tracks as far as we could but they ended up leading into quite dense forest so we couldn't follow. We continued our walk to the top of the plateau and once or twice the snow felt really slippery underfoot. We dug down through the snow and realised we had been walking along the top of a frozen stream!! Oops!

On Sunday we went out for another walk in the snow round the canal. We didn't make it that far though and had to come back after half an hour as we were soooo frozen - not suprising really as it was -14!!

Above: Anyone for a picnic??!


At 11:01 AM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

You make me feel so warm!!

The snow is absolutely beautiful and you are truly brave to get out and scout around in it...I would be looking through a window.

Love that picture of the church on the hill.

Take care, Connie

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous suzy x said...

Wow! It looks so cold but very beautiful. How long did it take you to dig the car out?

At 4:24 PM, Blogger megg said...

Hi! Your pictures remind me of my other home in Canada. I'm also an ex-pat but I live in your other home! The photos are beautiful. It sounds like an amazing adventure.

At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since all the snow melted here and we are mostly getting rain this winter I'll enjoy your pictures.

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

woow~ a dreamlike photo series!!!
thank u very much for sharing this, helen(^o^)/
take care!!

At 5:32 PM, Blogger Marie said...

Helen, I'm so envious. We have tons of snow but no glorious sunshine and blue skies - just grey and very cold. The sunshine makes such a startling difference to the scene.

At 6:24 PM, Blogger Sonia said...

Helen, these photos are amazing!
What a incredible snow covering your car!
Here in Brazil the weather is soooo hot!

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Jacqueline said...

Those are stunning pictures Helen. Like Marie, we have had mainly grey skies and like Connie and Rob, when it´s that cold, you´ll find me admiring the snow through the winter in front of our fire place. (",)


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