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Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

One of the things I most looked forward to about moving to Lithuania was a white Christmas. The Lithuanian countryside is stunning when it is covered in snow – vast open fields surrounded by forests and dotted with deer. It doesn’t get more picture-perfect. This year, though, the weather has decided not to play ball. It was a balmy 9 ˚ C (48 ˚ F) here today – about 15 degrees above what would be expected in mid December.

We’ve had very little snow so far this year. It snowed just twice, and on both occasions the snow was gone within a day or two. From the perspective of managing heating bills and getting safely from A to B this is good news, but I still miss the stillness and serenity that come with the snow. We have, however, had a few beautifully frosty days. Frost typically comes when the skies are clear, when the low sun makes everything twinkle. Here are a few of my favourite photos taken at sunset just a few days ago.

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Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

Frost in the countryside, Lithuania | www.myfoododyssey.com

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  1. Wow. Absolutely stunning photography. We’re heading for a little frost in CA this Christmas too. Brrrr….

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    December 23, 2015
  2. Lovely shots. Not sure how it answers the weekly challenge tho!

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    December 20, 2015
    • Thanks Tina. I tend to use the weekly challenges more for inspiration rather than sticking strictly to the current week. This one was actually from last year. I was scrolling through my archives and liked the idea of revisiting an old theme with a new interpretation! Forgot to link it, which I have done now.

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      December 20, 2015
  3. Same situation in Eastern Canada. Our grass is still green! Last year winter did not start until early January – but it made up for it by lasting until mid-April. Merry Christmas to you and Arunas.

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    December 19, 2015
    • Thanks Bunty. Many happy returns to you and yours.

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      December 20, 2015
  4. June, Beautiful pictures! It’s supposed to be 70 degrees (F) here in North Caroline (USA) on Christmas. If we get any snow, it’s usually in January/February. Growing up in an area with lots of snow I can agree that there is a serenity and beauty that is wonderful. Wishing you and Arunas a very happy holiday season! ~ Laurel

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    December 19, 2015
    • Wow – 70 on Christmas Day is pretty warm for the northern hemisphere. I was in Texas once for Christmas and I’m not sure it was that warm! Thanks for your kind message yesterday on Facebook. Have a great Christmas! June.

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      December 20, 2015
  5. Beautiful shapes highlighted by the frost and backlighting. I hope you get your white Christmas!

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    December 19, 2015
    • Thanks Karen! Here’s hoping for that white Christmas!

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      December 20, 2015
  6. These are lovely. The weather doesn’t seem to be playing ball in lots of places; mild where you’d expect snow, and cold/wet here in NZ where it’s supposed to be summer.

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    December 19, 2015
    • Thanks Su. Yeh, it does seem to be quite a universal problem at the moment. I hope it picks up for you in time for next week’s festivities.

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      December 19, 2015
      • Thanks June. Christmas Day here is traditionally a bit meh, but it’s usually good for New Year. Merry Christmas to you.

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        December 19, 2015

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