We're Not in Kansas Anymore...

...or Tucson for that matter!

Many things are new and different here in Switzerland, but nothing is as different or effects us on a daily basis as much as the weather. (The language comes in a close second...)

Here is the forecast for the next couple of days:

Google Weather
SRF Meteo

Whether it is written in English or German, it is getting cold here in Zug. (The SRF forecast is slightly more optimistic, though. ; )

(Note: Temperatures are Celsius.)

Despite the chill in the air and our extra wardrobe...
This is without a few of Mo's coats/boots as she is in the mountains on a school trip.

...you can NOT beat the views:
Looking out over Lake Zug.

Looking out over the running track where I exercise daily.

And just outside Maureen's school.

Here is a chilly poem to keep you warm:

I stroll down
the snowy lane
memories of flip-flops
©2017, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.
Warning: Shameless Publication News below
My poem, "Black Ice" was published in the monthly literary journal, ARIEL CHART. (My poem is below the Thin Boiled Blood short story.) This is particularly exciting because Ariel Chart is a signatory of Poets and Writers. (www.pw.org) Published works are credited in their renown Directory of Writers. Squee!


  1. I'm sure the weather is challenging after Tucson. We still wear shorts in that kind of weather, short of snow, of course, but your changes must be shocking! Congratulations on your poem, Bridget. It's brutal but beautiful, too.

    1. Thank you, Linda! Yes, Coloradans are hearty folk. It IS a big difference from AZ, but in a good way. I don't mind not sweating all the time. ;)

  2. Checked out Ariel - my kind of poem! Good work.
    You might appreciate Austin and Houston are getting snow too. We're at 70 with epic fires south of Santa Barbara!

    1. Thanks for peeking at my poem. I appreciate it. Texas has been getting slammed at every turn. And oh my, those fires are awful. Stay safe. =)

  3. December greetings to Zurig from Tallahassee, Brenda.
    Not far from here (Georgia & Alabama & even New Orleans, folks are snapping pictures of fresh fallen snow. (Look at Live your Poem, Irene's Dec. 8, 2018 blog)
    I love your photographs & know you are enjoying your adventure.

    1. Good to hear from you, Jan! Yes, I've heard that the South has been hit with a cold snap and snow. Glad you stopped by to check in on my adventure. =)

  4. Congrats on the Black Ice, it was chilling.

    I feel your cold. Austin had it’s first significant snow in over 20 years. And we got to experience it. Not so sure about that white wet sticky stuff. Love to you all

    1. Thanks for checking out my poem, Sheila, and commenting.
      Yes, I heard Texas and the South has been experiencing snow and freezing temps. I don't think anyone really gets used to snow. Love to you and E, too! =)


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