But then every so often there is those moments when the sight of pristine snow falling in soft flakes on virgin white drifts - before the dog walkers set out and the sand trucks appear - takes on a mystical fairy tale aspect. Or times like this morning when I went into the living room and saw a literal forest of frost on the window - looking for all the world like a Lalique sculpture. I know it means that the seals have broke on the window and more cold is coming in than should be but it really was beautiful. I only wish I had a better camera that wouldn't catch the reflection but even that added a touch of the mystical to the designs etched in ice by the cold.
Remember that a left click will enlarge the photos for a closer look.
12 January - 1908 A long distance radio message was transmitted from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.