There has been a light frost every morning this week. I know this because when I get up, the first thing I do is open the inner shutters of the landing window and look out; mostly I see the vegetable garden but I can also see the solar panel (for hot water) on the shed roof and each morning there has been a little frost, not thick and not completely covering it. It has been cold and extremely windy all week with the wind coming from the north (Tramontana) or north-east (Grecale). These are both bitingly cold winds that clear the air and mean you can see for miles; they also mean you need a hat and warm clothes if you’re going to venture out. I like it that winds have names, makes them seem for friendly! Do the winds where you live have names in common use?But I digress, this morning we had the Full Monty! The panel was covered with thick white frost all over. I rushed to get outside and capture the beauty of the first real frost on the garden this year. I had already taken some shots of the slope last evening because the light was so beautiful so I can show you both to compare Wednesday at 5 and Thursday at 8.15 (that’s right I wasn’t up very early this morning!)
The ice crystals are large and ‘blobby’ which makes me think that the night was damp and the temperature dropped long into the night otherwise the crystals would have been more elegant.
The sun is shining now and the wind blowing hard again, not a day to be gardening, I feel more like baking; what do you like doing on days when you don’t want to garden?