Two weeks of Autumn, then Winter!

Mid-November, Autumn finally arrived..

Mid-November, Autumn finally arrived..

Our interminable Summer finally drew to a close a couple of weeks back, the oaks of the lower Fuenfría Valley seemed to suddenly turn orange-red and temps dropped, and i thought to myself: ‘well, get ready for another December-January Fall season’.. was i wrong! A blast of polar air and accompanying Atlantic front brought us snow on the 1st of December.

..and then this white stuff appears on the ground in the first days of December!

..and then this white stuff appears on the ground in the first days of December!

Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a foot of the white stuff – more like the thickness of two or three little toes – but the sensation of Winter cold was the real thing. Temperatures haven’t been spectacularly low, minimums of -3º or -4º C locally, but on Saturday 2nd of December we were below zero all day.

Autumn or Winter?

Autumn or Winter?

To put that into perspective, we went out for an afternoon bike-ride wearing full, multi-layered Winter gear..and didn’t remove a single thing even on the up section.

Multi-layered Winter biking!

Multi-layered Winter biking!

And the forecasts suggest more wintry weather on the way – let’s hope they get it right!


About coldspringdays

Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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