Happy New Year 2016 everyone! I’m just back in Dublin after a week-long holiday in Vilnius (my hometown). Very well rested, a few pounds heavier (too much eating), and generally positively charged for the year ahead. In other words, I’m ready for my first blog post of 2016.
An old English saying goes: ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’. The opposite seems to be the case in my hometown, however. The local old-wife’s tale says that a red sunset is a precursor of cold weather. That certainly seemed to be the case during my stay in Vilnius. Every evening the sky was painted bright orange/red and the weather the next day was indeed extremely cold. In fact, it was -15C nearly every day during my stay home (all down to the red sky J).
I’m not a stranger to harsh winters (being a native of Lithuania), but staying outside felt excruciatingly cold even for a polar bear like myself. Still, it was difficult to resist the temptation to go out and take a few snaps in the snow. The lakes were frozen over, the fishermen were out ice fishing, and the kids were ice skating. Although two very short trips was all I could manage in -15C, that was enough to take a few seasonal photos in the snow.
Below is a selection of my favourite wintery images taken two weeks ago during my short trip to Vilnius.