Sunday, 28 November 2010

TIME TO HIBERNATE?

















Winter has arrived with a vengeance. Snow falling since three days back and temperatures falling all the way down to the minus tens at night and keeping well below the minus fives in day time.

It is getting more difficult by the day to get up early in the morning. But this is Advent Sunday, so I forced myself out of bed at 7.30 to have an early timid glance at Hammarby Sound. The Nordic winter night is keeping its frigid claws firmly hooked on this scenery in blue. But neighbors opposite my balcony are fighting a winning battle against the dark with Xmas decorations in full bloom. In the dark winter season, you really appreciate these beacons of hope.

The picture below was taken yesterday afternoon, shortly before 4 PM. Dusk had already briskly established itself at this early hour!

Only four weeks to the darkest of the dark days!