Monday, 24 October 2011

From Summer to Winter in a Flash


This year summer just did not want to end here in Slovenia. I liked this fact very much and tried to take it in as much as possible.
I was still swimming in the Adriatic Sea at the beginning of October and had a great warm weekend on Slovenian coast. The initial plan was to visit Skocjan Caves - an UNESCO heritage site, but since weather was simply too perfect to spend the day underground, M. and I unanimously decided to head for the charming Slovenian coast town of Piran. We figured any of the gloomy winter days will be just fine for exploring the caves.
In the end we had a great day enjoying the warm sun and fresh local sea food.


Both of the places mentioned Piran and Skocjan Caves are well worth visiting and deserve a separate post each.


We were glad we decided the way we did. Even more so after a few days, when temperatures dropped for 15 degrees in one afternoon. Another few days later snow covered most mountains higher than 1.000 meters above sea level.


Now every morning temperatures drop below zero degrees Celsius and winter is definitely knocking on the doors, or as my favourite author keeps saying - Winter is coming. Well actually at the end of last week, it looked as if it has arrived already - there was snow everywhere.


The interesting thing is, even nature looks like it didn't realise this yet. Leaves are still green on most of trees. Last week's snow was breaking trees all over the place because leaves didn't even turn to autumn colours, let alone started to fall off.
If we weren't picking apples just the other day, I would think autumn is an imaginary time of year that happens only in fairytales.

3 comments:

Shanon 24 October 2011 11:16  

Lovely photos! We had a nice long stretch of summerish weather in Bavaria, Germany as well. It was nice and warm then turned to cold with frost on the ground nearly every morning now.

Marko 24 October 2011 15:03  

@Shanon:
Thanks. I am glad you also had a chance to enjoy a long summer in Bavaria. Here in Slovenia snow has already melted in valleys but above 1.000 meters more then 20 cm of it remains.
If I had a chance to choose, I'd definitely go for no autumn compared to a cold and rainy one. :)

wave32 26 October 2011 11:40  

W Słowenii byłem kilka razy, ale zawsze przejazdem. Chyba trzeba zaplanować dłuższy pobyt... :)

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