Monday, January 16, 2006

Frigid Temps Bring Special Beauty

Greetings from Rostov-on-Don, Russia where frigid temperatures bring us special beauty. Ice collects inside windows in intricate fern or paisley shapes, as though etched by Father Frost himself. But the cold temperatures failed to discourage the holiday version of trick-or-treaters who came by for Orthodox Christmas, Jan 7th, singing silly songs and begging for candy. Fortunately, they’re equally thrilled to quarters, nickels and dimes from this Amerikanka.

Pyshkinskaya Boulevard on a January Sunday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'd make a tremendous ambassador for international friendship, Eileen.

Wife and I would love to make a visit to Russia during winter (yes, during winter!!)

When I explain our plans to friends, they look at me as if to say, "You're truly outta' your head!"

Thanks for sharing photos of Rostov's beautiful "sneg" and "moroz."