Winter has arrived

Stará Oleška 44 in the snow © Ricky Yates

This past weekend, winter has well and truly arrived in Stará Oleška. Whilst since the beginning of the month, snow fell on three or four occasions, it never amounted to much and rapidly melted. But the morning of Friday 15th December brought a more serious snowfall, and it has snowed again on several occasions since then and it is doing so once more, even as I write this blog post.

Stará Oleška 44 in the snow © Ricky Yates

However, on the morning of Monday 18th, the snow stopped for several hours and the sun came out, enabling me to take the photographs accompanying this post. And to take the photograph on the left, I did go out through the side gate, to avoid having footprints in the snow on the path 🙂

View across the village © Ricky Yates

Above is the view across the village from the road in front of my house, looking out towards Huntírov. In case anybody is interested, the yellow house in the centre of the photograph is currently for sale. The details can be found by following this link.

Northern edge of the village © Ricky Yates

This is a view of the northern edge of the village, taken from the road leading to the large lake, Olešský rybnik.

Olešský rybnik with snow-covered Popovicský vrch in the distance © Ricky Yates

Olešský rybnik with snow-covered Popovicský vrch in the distance.

Autokemp Aljaška © Ricky Yates

It has always amused me that one of the three camp sites located around the lake is entitled, in Anglicized form, ‘Autocamp Alaska’ – hardly the name I would choose for a summer camp site. But here it is, living up to its name 🙂

Finally for this post, a couple of beautiful snowy trees.

Snowy tree © Ricky Yates

Snowy Christmas Tree © Ricky Yates



6 comments to Winter has arrived

  • As requested a comment on your very own blog and not only on Facebook 😉 I must admit, I do miss snow here in Santiago but the weather is mostly sunny and dry (sadly, we are still in a drought situation – unheard for in Galicia!). Hope the swans are doing well in the frozen world – or have they migrated?

    • Ricky

      Thank you for commenting here. As I’ve reminded others in the past, not everybody is on FB 😉 If you want snow, then as you can see, we’ve got plenty of it here!

      The swan parents & three of the six cygnets are still about. The other three cygnets seem to have left for pastures new.

      Btw – you seem to have lost your Avatar.

  • Robert E. Doolittle

    Fantastic, beautiful. Believe it or not, snow has fallen in Florida during the time we have been here. Perhaps 30 years ago a little snow fell in the very north of Florida. Some of the native Floridians drove north and filled the back of their pick up trucks with snow. having grown up in New England, I was unimpressed.
    Your village looks great under snow, and the best part is the snow will not turn brown/black as it does in Prague.

    • Ricky

      I’m glad you enjoyed the snowy photographs, Bob. When I took those pictures last Monday, everything did look perfect, under the bright blue sky. However, when I left the village, early yesterday morning, light rain, rather than snow, was falling. I therefore suspect that by the time I get back there, all the snow will have gone. But I’m sure they’ll be more in January & February 🙂

  • Stephen Morris

    What beautiful photos—I love the Czech Republic in the snow! It always looks like such a fairyland dusted with powdered sugar. ????
    Thank you for sharing a bit of Czech Christmas with us.

    Merry Christmas! Looking forward to gathering together at the cave in Bethlehem!

    • Ricky

      Glad you enjoyed the photos, Stephen. Everything did look quite stunning on the day I took them. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!