Snowfall in March …

My hope for a continuous beautiful mild weather for the remaining weeks of the winter season has been totally dashed, as you will see from the photos below. Instead of bright sunshine, the first week of March saw plenty of rain and grey clouds. We even had a heavy bout of snowfall in the early hours of this morning.

I was expecting rain and maybe, sleet … certainly not heavy snowfall. As the hubby has reminded me on many an occasion, we are still in winter and the weather may yet change, with March being well known here for its patterns of unpredictable weather. So okay, he was right … and so my little bubble of happiness, thinking that I would be able to have an early start to my balcony potager given the mild winter weather in February, has been burst.

Thankfully, the temperature has not plummeted and so the snow that fell this morning were quickly swept away by the afternoon rain. So hopefully maybe, just maybe … my seedlings of Chinese mustard green and radish which I carelessly left uncovered at night will have survived their little snowy encounter!

The lovely snowy scene of early this morning. My poor garlic plants looked quite miserable under this inch-deep layer of fresh snow. And my tiny Chinese mustard green seedlings were totally hidden by the snow. Fortunately, I have spare seedlings growing in the protection of the mini greenhouse shelves!

As the landscape below us is now filled with newly built residential flats and those that are in the midst of being erected (which is nothing to rave about during heavy snowfall) … I thought it would be nicer instead to share a few shots of the view further down the hill which we are able to see from our balcony.

Enjoy … 🙂

Hopefully, this will be the last snowfall of the season. If not … well, there is not much that I can do about the weather. I shall just have to learn to be patient and make the best of it. If I cannot attend to my plants, then … I shall just continue to do some winter foraging for edibles lah! 😀 😀


A balcony with a view …

There was some very beautiful light this evening as I was working on the balcony … and so I decided to grab my camera and started snapping a few shots for my own little souvenirs.

But then … such a beautiful view deserves to be shared. So this was how it had looked like from our balcony this evening just before 8.00 o’clock.

SAM_5757.AI love the juxtaposition of grey clouds and bright light. Although the day had been mostly sunny, there was a short spell of light drizzle in the evening which explained the grey clouds (or rain clouds).

A few close-up shots.




PS: In case you are wondering what are those poles that you see on the top three pictures … they are to indicate the height of the buildings that will be built in that empty fields. It is a legal requirement in the canton of Vaud (which Lausanne belongs to), for building developers to indicate the height of the building that is to be built.

Fortunately for us, the buildings that are going to be constructed (a large residential complex covering a wide area) are not high enough to block our view of the lake. However, our neighbours staying in the lower floors will not be as lucky. Poor them … 😦






The mist that refused to go away …

I woke up this morning and I was greeted by a thick mist outside the bedroom window. It might not be the first misty morning that we had had this week … but, today, the mist seemed to be staying on for quite sometime … in particular on Lake Geneva.

So … as I had not been sharing anything for the past one week, I decided that I would share some photos of the mist that I had taken earlier today.


The mist that enveloped our area this morning.  We had another snowfall last Saturday morning which, … although it was not as heavy and, it did not last as long as the earlier snowfall about two weeks ago … it remains until today because of the constant low temperature. 


The morning sun tried very hard to pierce through the thick mist … but failed miserably. The mist finally disappeared in very late morning … and we had another nice sunny afternoon today.


But not warm enough to melt the snow fully.


Although the mist had totally cleared off from the hill … it remained above Lake Geneva. And with the evening sun shining on it … it looked quite pretty from our flat!


Close-up of the area nearer to the lake shore covered in light mist … with the lake totally obscured from view.


When the sun was setting.


A close up shot.


And the mist … which could still be seen very clearly even when it was already night!