After a very mild Christmas the temperature has suddenly plunged. There were a few flakes of snow today and the pond at Duthie park is starting to freeze over.
It’s funny how enthralled the kids are by a bit of ice.
It won’t be cold enough to freeze the River Dee. I took this photo just after 3pm as the sun was setting.
This winter seems colder than the previous three we’ve had here. It looks like there’s more snow in store for us this week which is great news for me.
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That looks beautiful. It’s only a few days, but it seems that coming through the Solstice has changed the quality of light at each end of the day for the better. Did you see Clara from Dr Who as Victoria in the falling through the ice scene? It snowed in London this morning.
I don’t recall the falling through the ice scene? Was that in the Christmas special? I remember seeing Clara in it but I must confess I wasn’t fully paying attention as I was reading the news on my phone at the same time 🙂
Yes it was in the Christmas special. Isabel watched a bit of it, I wasn’t really paying attention. I did think that as filmic and dramatic as the scene was, he couldn’t really be in danger because in real life he died of an illness.
Sun setting at 3pm makes me :weep:. I would not be able to handle that haha. I also imagine I would react as your children did to the piece of ice!!
The sunset is officially at around 3:30pm so it’s not dark at 3pm or anything. It’s just that the reds and oranges start to appear around then. It’s also not pitch black at 3:30pm. Even when the sun has disappeared on the horizon, rays of light still get through for at least another 30 minutes or so which means it’s probably not completely dark until 4-4:30pm 🙂