Dear Family & Friends
White is the colour for this very moment. It's bright and very beautiful too! In Bulgaria, we enjoy a perfect well balanced season throughout the year - extremely cold winter and very hot summers, of course there's the half year of perfect spring and autumn in between too. No, we have no right to complain whatsoever:)
Let me share with you what's around our village scene for the moment. This!
|our village scene winter 2017|
In a tiny village of just about 500 inhabitants or less? , our village roads are all very safe to use even when we get thick cover of snow. There's a faithful old little tractor, ever ready to clean the streets, so we can enjoy a winter walk around the village. Amazing...the fact that we pay only a total annual property tax of 10 Euros which includes this service! I think it's a 'little rich village life' we have here:)
|old reliable little tractor faithful clearing up the snow in our little village roads|
Just around the corner from our house, is our little village centre. It looks extra pretty with all whites surrounding the brightly coloured public hall.
|our village centre landmark looks fantastic|
Perhaps I have mentioned this before: although our winter can be so cold, yet it's almost always very bright with sunshine - as always.
|sun shining winter days|
With all the snow we get during the winter season, the secenery in our garden change immensely...or should I say, we simply lost the entire garden by the look of it!
|footprints on the snow|
Our neighbour's kitty cats still constantly visit our garden on their daily rounds... you can see the evidence of their footprints.
|our garden barn got decorated with pretty white covering too|
In my opinion, our rustic looking garden barn always looks pretty whatever the season is.
|snow covered sleeping fruit trees|
Most of our fruits trees are iced with snow...they might not be aware how beautiful they look right now, because they are hibernating at this time....Talking about hibernating, we often wonder where our little tortoise went for his hibernation....thus, no photos of that. He's probably buried in the snow!
|an outside igloo for our chickens|
As for our chickens...well, they have their solid wall quarters to stay in, but we specially built an extra tunnel structure outside their pen because it catches the winter sun and is well covered with wind proof plastic for them to feel warmer during the day.
|peeping at our neighbour's house from the wall|
Just for interest and curiosity, my daughter couldn't resist propping herself up on top of a chair by the property wall to get a glimpsed of what it looks like over the fence to our neighbour's house. All seems well:)
|despite the cold, our heart is warm inside our home|
Well, this is the winter tour in our village home. As you can see, our little entrance gate - with my homemade <3 hanged on it, it still says it all. Cold it might be, but we are all well and happy within this home.
Hope you are keeping warm and most important - happy where you are too:)