Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Evanescent’

Bavarian winter 2016/17

soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
“the evanescent Arctic summer”
synonyms: vanishing, fading, evaporating, melting away, disappearing, diminishing, dwindling, shrinking, fugitive’

This week’s weekly photo challenge photo shows just how pretty our winter was this year. We had weeks of hard frosts and although it wasn’t one of Bavaria’s coldest winters, it was a particularly long drawn out one. Temperatures dropped down to -25C but averaged at about -10/12C most days. The last snap frost came at the end of May after a teasingly warm period. This unfortunately meant that my strawberries suffered this year, didn’t get a single one! On the positive side we seem to have less mosquitos.

Beautiful ice crystals on a garden fence

Winters come and go but there are rarely ever two winters that are the same. The beautiful crystals fade with the oncoming spring and are replaced with the beautiful spring flowers which peep up from the earth with the ever increasing warmth of spring, thus fading from our minds over time. Luckily we now have fantastic cameras to capture these beautiful moments in time. I’m always amazed at the capabilities of the smart phone cameras, they’re great for slipping into your back pocket to take advantage of any photo opportunity you may come across on your daily dog walk. There have been many a time when I regretted not having mine with me.

Enjoy the cooling vision of Lotta on a winter’s walk, especially if your summer is as hot as ours!




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