It is here to stay.
I was surprised to see in how good condition the first two thirds of the road to work was this morning and I was just as surprised to see in how bad shape the last third of the road was. For once they had actually scraped the road outside the village and I think they even had put out salt on it. The last third however was just the opposite. There were more cars on the road than I had expected and I never can understand those drivers who must drive up just a few yards behind my car and keep that distance all the way?
If they think I drive slow (which I actually didn’t, I had followed the speed limits all the way) why don’t they pass me? No instead they stay very close all the way filling the inside of my car with their lights so I can’t see anything and if I could have afforded it I would have slammed on the brakes. They would never have been able to stop in time, the only thing they could have done would be to drive out on the fields and got stuck there 🙂
I was planning on bringing a camera with me today and I had filled the Hasselblad camera with film and then I forgot to bring it with me, it was still standing on the kitchen counter when I left 🙂 I’ll bring it with me next time I go to town instead and that will be some time later this week. I didn’t even work half a day today, I had done what I needed to so I didn’t see the point in staying any longer. It was cloudy when I started to drive homewards but suddenly the sun appeared. Didn’t last long though because it started to snow after a while and then we had some drizzle before the sun shone again 🙂
It was much the same on our walk, some sunshine, some snowfall and even some drizzle and thankfully very little wind. I could see lots of tracks from the wild animals but I couldn’t see any from the lynx. The new snow had come too late in the day and the old one have a thick layer of ice on top so it could almost hold my weight. Lots of fox and hare foot prints though and some deer and wild hog too. I hope for luck tomorrow morning, it still snows on and off so it should be thick enough tomorrow to show some good foot prints.
They say it will stay cold and we’ll even get sunshine for three days according to predictions, I do hope that’s true. So it seems winter has come to stay because it will get really cold later in the week. It is time to make a pot of tea, I have the kettle on the wood stove so it is just a matter of minutes until it will start boiling.
Have a great day!