Snow arrives in istria…

Snow arrives in istria…

Today has been a beautiful day, weather-wise. Yesterday, we had brilliant blue skies and sunshine all day, but man, was it cold! And, last night, when we returned home from a local restaurant, the inky-black sky was littered with sparkling stars, like we haven’t seen since the heady days of summer.

Because we aren’t overlooked at all, we don’t have curtains or blinds at the bedroom windows (but we do have the obligatory shutters so when you want darkness, you can have it), and because we are high up, we can see the weather rolling in. And this morning, we woke up to fields of white, as the snow came down from Slovenia…

View from front bedroom window as the snow is starting to fall.

View from front bedroom window as the snow is starting to fall.

Snowy branches...

Snowy branches…

A lovely white covering of snow...

A lovely white covering of snow…

Thicker covering...

Thicker covering…

We did worry, when the snow started falling heavily, that we may be snowed in, especially as we don’t live on a busy main road. However, our worries were unfounded as Croatian efficiency – brilliant when it happens – swung into action, and soon a snowplough was trundling up and down the road, making sure it was clear at all times. Once we had navigated our access, out of the garden, we were on our way, out on a snowy expedition…

Cleared roads...

Cleared roads…