Tuesday View (7th January)

While we are hearing news of the polar vortex pushing down across North America and creating frigid conditions for many regions, in comparison the Central European temperatures are positively balmy… currently 8°C on our patio, with warm sunshine and barely a breeze. A lack of snow in the Bavarian Alps is worrying the ski resorts as only areas above 1,000 metres are covered – and no snow is forecast for at least another ten days…

My view, at around 2pm today, shows the blue sky and sunshine, although the rockery is still in its winter shade. The lavender looks almost blue today too.


My thoughts are turning to spring, and I have already noticed the days are growing longer!

(The snowman may have to wait another year!)


Have you built a snowman this year yet?