On Saturday morning I read an article about the general weather situation in Europe. The situation is very strange. A low-pressure area at the Azores Islands leads the warm air to the north. So, Iceland has temperatures around 20°C while the south has only 10-15°C.
Here in my region we currently have cold nights, only a bit above the freezing point and 8-12°C during the days. Usually May should be a warm pre-summer month. But, that’s not too rare to have some cold days in die middle of may. You know, each day has a patron or saint. And because of the phenomena of having remarkable colder days in the middle of May, these days are called ‘Ice Saints‘ (Mamertus, Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and Sophia – May 11th – 15th). It’s know as a farmers rule for centuries. This year, they are very early and have much power. This conditions are for about 3 weeks now and there is no sign of change visible up to now.
In the middle of June, there is a second cold spot, know as sheeps cold.
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.