It is Almost Winter in Moscow, Russia…

Got up this morning and the temperature said, “+5 Celsius!” I walked the dog and it was cold, wind is blowing, leaves are falling off the trees and long underwear is standard again. So is a cup of hot coffee and that is what I am having now…

I was trying to understand when we had a summer and I realized that we did not have a summer. We had a long Winter to a tiny bitty Spring and then a tiny hot/warm Spring and now what will amount to a tiny Autumn and then back to a very long Winter… (The dog days of August, just do not happen!)

As I have said before, here in Russia, it seems that Winter is about 8 months long and at my last count, there is only 12 months in a year. So that makes Winter king of the seasons…

Now you know why you do not need air-conditioning in your car and definitely no air needed in your flat or house. A fan is totally sufficient for the few rough days we have with heat…

Sveta and I are leaving this weekend coming up to make that last trip to the Village. If we wait too much longer it will be too cold and we could easily get snowed in. I still have to finish a fence and we have to weather proof the Village home. Just seems like we did not get to enjoy the place near enough, but we will try to spend a a few weeks there this time and get it all finished…

Sveta and I also are taking a trip to Tunisia in September and or October and will spend a few weeks there. Sveta has to get to a beautiful beach and swim and since neither one of us have been to Tunisia and Tunisia is a good Russian and French watering hole, well why not go? So we are going…

It is strange still to this America to see Winter come so quick. The Russians see their seasons different than I do! They see a Winter, Spring , Summer and Fall, where as I see the same, but the seasons are not very pronounced and distinct. I guess when you grow up with three months of Summer at around 90 to 100 degrees F. Then a few weeks of mid 80’s does not mean Summer…

It struck me, as it is this way: Kids are in school all through the Winter, then when school lets out for the Summer break. You have Spring, Summer and Fall all in that School break time. Then kids are back in school and it is Winter again…

So during basically the same time frame as in America, when the school let out for Summer break. We have three full seasons here in Moscow, Russia…

Kinda cool and strange at the same time. That is why I love Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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