Summer continues in the mountains

I’m still in a sleeveless linen shirt, on 2nd October. Apart from a blessed few days of rain, which brought cold air with it, summer has been unstoppable.

Last year I was still in summer clothes on 10th October, having lunch outside and loving the warm autumn. The following night, the temperature plummeted 30C down to zero, and we had a heavy snow fall. Bad news for the fruit trees – the apples were still unpicked, and the weight of the snow on the leafy branches was too much for my visini tree.

The snow only lasted for a couple of days, but it was a shocking switch from summer to winter. The snow proper didn’t arrive till 6th December, but that was it – we didn’t see grass again till April. The hardest winter for 40 years…

Will this year follow the same pattern? I’m making the most of the sun while it’s here!

First snow in October after hot autumn in Magura Transylvania

A new experience for young cats – no-one expected snow so early

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