Our winter-spring

After a lovely holiday break from blogging, it’s time to return to Radio Free Daglan and share our explorations of this marvelous place (the Greater Daglan Area, or GDA, in case you’d forgotten). Let’s start with the weather.

We’re now in winter. Or is it spring? Or is it winter-spring? It’s often hard to know.

We’ve had several nights of hard frost, so that even the hardy geraniums out front and alongside our house are looking pretty weather-beaten. But the days can be lovely, and the grass is a brilliant green from the rain we’ve had (finally) over the past few weeks.

Here’s a look at how double-edged the weather can be. First is a photograph taken by my wife Jan one morning last month, as she set out for a walk up and over one of the hills that surrounds Daglan. It shows the frost that has settled on some brush on the dark side of the hill, away from the rising sun:

Frost on wood

An icy looking bunch of brush and wood.

But when she reached the top of the hill and headed down, just a few minutes later, the area was bathed in sunshine, like this:

Sunny field

A sunny field near Daglan, complete with contented cows.

As for today, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. And no snow to shovel. A guy could get used to this.

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2 Responses to Our winter-spring

  1. John Ison says:

    Quite a contrast to a cold, white, howling morning in Toronto.

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