Every winter, without fail, I will be forced to hibernate … under the blanket … at least for a few days, if not more. No matter how many times I tell myself that this winter will be different … that I shall try to keep myself in the pink of health … I usually succumb to the annual bout of flu in winter.
So for the past two weeks, I have hardly stepped out of our flat … not even to the balcony to check on my plants in the greenhouse shelves. I went out very briefly on Sunday to pay a visit to the newly opened and renovated Olympic Museum, at the urge of the hubby (as I gave the impression that I had recovered … and the day was nice and sunny … and as entry to the museum was free until yesterday) … and I ended up having a relapse and so I had to stay indoor for the whole of this week! Shesssh …
Thankfully, I did not feel as sick as I had last winter (which took weeks for me to recover fully) … possibly because, this year, winter has been a little mild so far. There had not been any snowfall for many weeks … not until this morning … and even though it was cold outside, the temperature did not drop below freezing point. In fact, there were days when the temperature had even gone up to 16°C! I am sure these wide fluctuations in the temperature are precisely what is causing many people to fall sick … including myself.
Although I am still coughing and I have a little runny nose … thankfully, I no longer feel as weak as I did only a few days ago. And since this morning we had our first snowfall this winter … (not counting the ones that fell in autumn), … I decided that it was time that I would come out of my forced hibernation and start doing a bit of sharing lah!.
So this morning and afternoon, I finally decided to grace our balcony with my presence … so that I could snap some photos. 🙂
Finally, some snowfall … even if it was very light.
Yet enough to show a layer of white this morning … even though it did not last long.
A beautiful blue sky in the afternoon …
… and sunny enough to melt all the snow that had fallen in the morning.
And lest you think that I might be sad at how quickly the snow has disappeared … well, I am not! I am glad that it lasted just long enough for me to enjoy seeing it … so that I shall not be forced to stay indoor after having been cooped in for nearly two weeks!
The lake view early this morning as the day was breaking …. and when the moon was still very visible above Lake Geneva.
It was a perfect half moon this morning … so that I could not resist capturing the perfect shape of a half moon!
Hopefully, I shall not get another relapse for having stepped outside a few times today … because … I am really getting a little sick of hibernating indoor because I am sick!
Not a very good way to start 2014, is it not?