Winter brings bright crisp sharp days with the occasional dull and
overcast period. For successive years the winters in Provence have
become warmer and warmer.
Pre Christmas snows touch the mountains around us but rarely
blanket the surrounding areas for long . New Year and February have
periodic snow falls that lay on the ground for a few days.
Higher up they replenish the Southern Alps network of ski
resorts which are less then an hour from La Colle. The best of which
are a two hour drive from here.
The New Year saw a spectacular blanket covering of snow
across southern Europe. The pure white scenes that unfolded of nature
views and sculptured landscapes are captured below.
This is the first time in 10 years that we have had so much snow
on the low lands of Provence. Whereas in times past of 100 years or
more to be snowbound for months where an annual event.
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