First victim of the winter

Long horizontal crack in a laminated car windscreen

Stone star break on the outside, a satnav support suction cup on the inside and maybe too much heat when defrosting the windscreen.
Not as yet sure if the insurance covers this.
Ho hum…

Update : The good news is that the cost of a new windscreen is mostly covered by the insurance. So the car gets to soldier on a bit longer.

-3’c – winter is coming

Frosty field

Back to normal morning temperatures…

Yesterday I had to defrost the car for the first time this autumn. Today, the first normal frost of the autumn.

I guess I am going to have to phone the heat pump installers I asked to quote for some air to air heat pumps.

I often have the feeling that Norwegian companies really don’t want customers given the amount you have to hassle them just to get a quote…

Blooming late!

We have flowers in our garden that would normally have been taken by the first frost some time in September. The weather is still very mild (14’c when I took these pictures) and we might just get some more roses if we are lucky.

Red honeysuckle

A few flowers remain while sutumn carries on regardless…

Sunflowers next to a fence

Sunflowers in the early evening sun.


Citizen Kane, last gasp…

First frost

Frost on the corrugated roof of one of our woodsheds

Frozen droplets of water on woodshed roof.

A thin layer of frost on the balcony.

Sunflowers in the September sun

The sunflowers seem to have survived their first brush with sub-zero Svenseid.

All in all we have had an unusually fine and long Indian summer. I wonder if it means that we are in for a cold and long winter…