A surprising quantity of snow fell at October’s end this year thanks to a cold snap produced by a blast of polar air..and even though there was really no accumulation in excess of 20-30cm on the ground – and that accumulation was quickly diminished by rain – there were certain days when trees above snowline appeared spectacularly caked in the cold white stuff.
Unfortunately the clouds of November’s first week have brought more rain than snow, so hopes of an early start to the Winter-sports* season are on hold. Even though there is still some snow resisting on the ground, the trees have been washed thoroughly clean several times by now. Intermittent snowfall whitens them up again for a few hours..and then down comes the drizzle again.
Well, at least the sun’s not beating down like other years in the middle of Autumn..some small consolation.
* By ‘Winter-sports’ i mean the typical Guadarrama early Winter-sports, such as bush-whacking, shark-fishing, rock-polishing, and so on..;-)!