Doris the Doe came to visit us all night I think. There were even a couple of tracks on my entrance stairs so I guess I dropped some sunflower seeds there on my way in again. We got around 10 cm (4 inches) of snow and it just stopped snowing and the sun started to peek through the clouds. No wind and -5C (23F) makes a rather nice day despite all the snow.
We’ll continue to have below freezing point temperatures for quite some time so the snow will stay and we will get even more later next week. Winter has arrived and there’s no way to stop it 🙂 I wonder if it is my Yugoslavian heritage that makes me dislike the climate I live in 🙂 🙂 🙂 But on the other side, my Russian part should most probably feel that our winters are rather warm 🙂
I’ve decorated my Advent candlestick and made it simple this year, just green moss (and a small plant of grass that grew in the moss I picked) three red toadstools and one spruce cone. These candlesticks are the biggest reason for homes burning down around Yule in this country. People tend to forget putting the lights out and even if they buy specially prepared window lichen and those things that put out lights when it is close to the end homes still burn down. I never lit my candles so that’s no risk here in this 101 year old cottage 🙂
My kitchen smells nice right now, coffee, vanilla and cinnamon. I’m making rice porridge and I’m having a cup of coffee while waiting for it to be ready. Later I’ll put up the Star of Advent and the electric Advent candlestick. My Yule tree will have to wait another week before I take it up from the cold cellar. Yule is slowly arriving to this little cottage in the village by the end of the world.
Have a great day!