This is as near as I will get to the morning view of the garden. I had to put the phone camera on zoom to get a better photo. Mr. Swiss warned me not to go outside because we have freezing temperatures and it had begun to snow some time in the night. It has now stopped snowing, but I can hear the sounds of the snow clearing machines in our area already. I also just heard the sound of an ambulance on its way from the hospital, and Mr. Swiss said it is the second time this morning. Everyone has been warned to drive carefully as our roads are not as safe as they should be at the moment, having a layer of ice on top of the snow just to complete the picture.
It looks very pretty, but these are the days when I do not appreciate the beauty of the snow so much, only the dangers that lurk for me. I have memories of going to work in the early morning hours in Winter and being thankful to arrive in one piece with the car. The highlights were when it continued to snow throughout the morning. I then had to release my car from the snow piles to be able to drive to the nearby supermarket when I did some shopping and had lunch in the restaurant. In the evening, driving home, the day was completed with a 10 minute drive that now took at least half an hour, if not more, to arrive home safely.
This morning we have to visit the store for food, but only at 10.00 a.m. approximately and we are hoping that by then the conditions will be just pretty and not treacherous.
The other garden does not look much better. Mr. Swiss is now describing the horror scenes which we will probably meet on the way to the store. I now have a disappointed magpie sitting in the tree opposite waiting for his daily bread ration. Mr. Swiss warned me not to go out due to skid danger. He is now preparing the bread himself and will chance a walk to the other side of the garden for the birds.
I have discovered jigsaw puzzles on the computer. Actually some time ago, but it feeds my creative mind. I have done most of the free ones and have now discoverd a jigsaw a day which is free and appeals to my imagination. I don’t even get a photo of the completed jigsaw, just a date to click. They are quite fun and I can even choose the size and amount of the pieces. In between reading a book I quite enjoy them. In this cold, unfriendly weather it keeps me out of mischief.
It seems that the iPhone, iPad etc. have yet another update which I will now procede to install and so I must go onto other duties. Have a good day, wear good winterproof shoes with nice big profiles on the soles to avoid slipping around too much if you have snow. Those in Australia, make sure you apply enough sun cream to avoide sunburn (lucky people). I will leave you with the third candle of our advents wreath burning – our only Christmas decoration.