4 January 2007

Bad Karlshafen over Christmas and New Year

We had a relaxing time at J's parents' place in the little town of Bad Karlshafen in the middle of Germany.

The weather has been unseasonally mild for this time of year, and only a few snowflakes fell on Boxing Day morning - not even enough to settle on the ground.

We did have one sunny day that stayed below freezing all day, and while the grandparents took the boys to the local hot water baths for a swim, J and I went for a walk.

At 4pm, the plants and the ground still in the shadows were covered in ice - it was beautiful.

About 10 minutes after we arrived home, the clouds closed in and we lost the sun!


Pandabonium said...

Brrr. Those pics make me feel warm. I'll stop grumbling about the weather here for a while.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love this! Thick frost, and a warm house to come home to. Thank you for posting these.

nzm said...

After this, the weather warmed up, and we've had double-figure temps in Germany - in winter!

It's very mild for this time of year - all the spring bulbs are sprouting greenery out of the earth and in Hamburg, the blossom trees are flowering!