Today, I joined our local star boys for a while and went with them to knock on some doors…
New Year 2017 is going to be legendary!
Carol singers as custom that still subsists at Samerberg
Girls and boys are actively engaged in their free time as carol singers, collecting donations for suffering people in developing countries. With chalk they write the letters C M B on the front door of each house to bless the entryway. It stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, the Latin words meaning, may Christ bless this home. Every year around Epiphany the catholic church does this campaign: groups of children dress up as the Three Magi and their entourage. They are then blessed at church and sent out to visit houses, sing their songs, bring the blessing to the houses, and collect donations for charity. Continue Reading…
Blowing in the new Year at Samerberg
Hoarfrost at Samerberg
Winter can be harsh but cold temperatures have made some beautiful sights at Samerberg. Hoar frost occurs when soft ice crystals form on any object that has cooled below the freezing mark. Water vapour in the below-freezing air condenses directly to ice when cooled on contact with cool surfaces. It can sometimes be so thick that it looks like snow.