Winter in Spolí

Weather

After a long time I have to tell you how much I am tired of winter. Oh yes!
A week ago we had three exceptionally warn days that made us happy. People mostly decided that spring was definitely there. Mistake. Because winter is back.  Snowstorms, night frosts - in Spolí, which is situated in a lowland, is minus 4-5°C every night, plus 2-3 in the day. And that terribly cold strong wind, very strong and very cold. New snow in the mountains plus problems on the roads.
So back to winter clothes, heating and no gardening. I have to cover my peonies against the frost and I hope that my young plum trees will not be damaged beacuse they were about to bloom - two of them for the first time.
They promise warmer weekend and then cold again. Will it never end?
Winter in Spolí

Like a Phoenix

I am posting a link for you to see a total reconstruction of one of our precious mountain challets Libušín that burnt down to ashes. It was an accident. The fire was not extinguished yet but people began collecting money for the reconstruction. The collection was massive and successful and the whole complex was reconstructed in the tiniest details, including the original materials and used technology. The style is a stunning Art Nouveau. Enjoy!

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Winter in Spolí

Weather

Reporting Arctic winter in CR! We had minus 14,6°C at half past 6 am.
I was concerned about Rocky but he was welcoming me happily, with lots of wooden wool parts entagled in his long fur. I added more in his kennel yesterday and he has a nice nest there - he is completely buried there.
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Winter in Spolí

Apples

My brother had given me three big plstic boxes of yellow apples from his garden before Christmas. I was very glad because we all love apples. However I was not able to use all of them and they became shrunken and withered. What now? I remember eating dried apple slices from my childhood and I decided to do it.
Well...it IS labourious and it needed some strategy how to dry the slices on our narrow radiators but finally I managed to start the project successfully. Actually it is very successful!!! :-)
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Ardisia

Thanks to katriona_s I can compare my own room plant of Ardisia with her garden plant. It is the same one but of course, hers is richer in berries!
I am posting the pics for her to see mine plant:

Winter in Spolí

Weather

And here we go again. After very cold days with lots of snow we had a very fast thaw which now turned into a new snowstorm. We received more than 10 cm of new snow here! And it is still falling.
Well, I tried to clean the driveway in front of the garage a little because the snow is wet and heavy and it would be more difficult to clean in the morning.
Ollie wanted to go out but returned immediately back. And Rocky is in his kennel becaue he likes his new and comfortable excelsior  - i found this word because I don´t know the expression, it should be "wooden wool" . It is the best insulation for winter.
So I will have a very efficient morning exercise tomorrow. I also want to take some pics for you:-)