This morning when we woke up the whole of Bethlehem was covered in a blankie.  While driving Clarissa to school I told her when I get home and its still covered I will take a photo of it.  So this is my Photo of the Day a very gloomy Bethlehem!

Just now I showed Bronwen the photo and this is how the conversation went:

B: Is it London?

Me: Now it’s Bethlehem

B: Oh that’s just depressing!

I think it’s actually cool!  Will jump in the van with hubby while he is doing the deliveries and get some photos of the surrounding areas and towns as well.  So watch this space for more…

A little history from Wikipedia:

Bethlehem is a town in the eastern Free State province of South Africa that is situated on the Liebenbergs river (also called Liebenbergs Vlei) along a fertile valley just south of the Rooiberg Mountains on the N5 road.

It is a wheat growing area and named after the biblical Bethlehem (from “Beit Lechem”, Hebrew for “house of bread”).[3]

The town lies at an altitude of 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) and this contributes to its cool climate with frosty winters and mild summers. The average annual temperature is around 24 °C (75 °F)

Bethlehem is situated approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) north-east of Bloemfontein, 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Kroonstad and 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Harrismith.


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