The view from my balcony: December 9 2012

Balcony December 9th 2012

Balcony December 9th 2012

Snowed in. Send help! All I have left to eat is cookies.

Also the house is freezing. A little less freezing than last year because we have a new boiler, but still freezing!


In which I engage in tiresome but necessary domestic tasks

Dear readers, I know you were expecting something from me with more words in it, but I have finally found a burst of energy and am using it to clean the cat box, so no time to post.

Believe me, this was necessary.  The cats were about to stage an armed revolt.

But I have something for you too look at in the meantime. Here’s a nice old house from a village called Senovo.  I walked to this village the other day to eat at a restaurant there, and took this photo along the way.  I got so many good photos on this trip.  I have to resize them for the web and post them.  Really nice snow pictures.

And I fake Instagrammed this on a PC with some Photoshop filters.  So there,  you smug Iphone owners!  I can take fake-vintage pictures too!

Fake instagram of Senovo house

My fake retro is just good as your fake retro

More snowy balcony goodness

I know I already did a balcony post, but that was before dawn.  The sun has come out now and reveals the following:

Snow on balcony

Sunny, snowy balcony

What are those mysterious footsteps leading away?  And why is there a big black spot in the snow where they began?   Have I been visited by the Abominable Snowman?  Could he be some kind of pyromaniac?

These are the kind of thoughts you start to have when you’ve been snowed in for weeks on end, people.

Snowy Branch of the Day

I went to Krsko yesterday in search of that electric blanket.  Only to find that it was a holiday – France Preseren Day – and all the shops were closed.  I went to this pizza place that also makes Mexican food, or what Slovenes think Mexican food is, which really isn’t much like Mexican food at all, although the American version of Mexican food isn’t really authentic either – and had a nice meal, so it wasn’t a total loss.

And I got some lovely photos.  The snow was perfect powder – I walked around in it in my non-waterproof, non-snow boots and didn’t even get my feet wet.  Probably it stayed so perfect because it was too cold to melt.

Branch in snow

Branch in the snow


The view from my balcony #2

There was a storm last night.  The rain beat down violently on the roof and windows; I was afraid the power would go out, as it usually does, but it didn’t.

Sometime during the night the rain turned to snow.  It’s the first snow of the season.

View from my balcony December 17, 2011

The view from my balcony on December 17, 2011