It has been a little quiet on my blog this month, as we spent three lovely weeks in Switzerland in June. Lucky us! But more on that later. It snowed at our place the day before we returned home, and now a few days later most of it still hasn't melted. Instead, it has re-frozen into lumps of ice and frost. Our house sitter says the temperature did not rise above 10 degrees while we were away. Here are a few shots taken this morning, 0.5 degrees at the time. The dogs' water bowl had frozen over, as had the cat's one in the shed. I turned Lilly's heated pet bed on 24 hours instead of just overnight. The bluestone gravel in the driveway no longer crunches underfoot as it has all frozen together. The sky is clear and sunny and the air lovely and fresh. It's good to be home.