New Year’s day

What a lovely surprise I got when I woke up this morning.   The last few weeks have been dark and foggy so it was good to see a blue sky and the sun.

Don’t misunderstand me though, it’s still freezing cold out there.  Today was -42 degrees Celsius.  I find that I miss the blue South African sky, the green shrubbery and the hot, hot, hot sun so much.  Life is pretty much black and white here at present.

These photos were taken at 2:00pm and the sun is almost setting.  We only have a few hours of daylight in mid winter, as the sun rises at about 9:00am.