Friday, August 10, 2012

baby it's cold outside





Well, I am most happy to say that we did got our snow. Our (likely) one downfall for the year. Though not as heavy as previous years. It started off as a sunny, crystal clear day, and then a huge blackish wall of cloud came over in the early afternoon. The hail started, then the rain and finally the snow. While we didn't get a lot at home, a ten minute drive into the mountains didn't disappoint. I must say that local snow never fails to bring a little excitement to life here. The silent, delicate fall of snow never ceases to amaze me. I think I get as excited as the kids do!

I love that we get to experience all the different seasons here. From scorching Summers to the occasional snowy Winters. The warm fire, hot chocolate and tea were appreciated just that little bit more than usual on our return home.

But the snow is a pretty fleeting thing here. This morning it was for the main part gone, apart from the odd patch near the river with mountains appearing as if they had a sprinkling of icing sugar.

The cold chill in the air remains.  True windy Alpine weather today. The perfect excuse for a little time on the sewing machine and at the knitting needles, don't you think?


Wishing you all a very good weekend.



28 comments:

  1. These photos are stunning Tania. I love all of the snow on the tall grasses and the snow caught in the tree. I would be so excited to get to see snow even if it was fleeting we don't get to experience each of the seasons quite the same here in Queensland. Enjoy your sewing and knitting, sounds like fun to me. I'm hoping to get a bit of crochet done here after the cleaning, my little reward. Have a lovely weekend. x

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  2. how lovely. definitely no snow in our parts. it would be nice for the kids though. there is something about snow i love a lot. i imagine it's pretty cold. stay warm and have a happy weekend. xo

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  3. What gorgeous photo's! What a beautiful world we live in! Enjoy your weekend. :)

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  4. Gosh no wonder it is so cold and windy here in southern Qld. I have never seen snow, it did snow here four years ago on the nearby Bunya Mountians however I was 1 week off having twins so I stayed near the hospital. Enjoy your sewing and knitting, I am crocheting and stoking the fire.

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  5. Beautiful photos, I love the one with the cattle....for us here in Adelaide, a good lot of hail is exciting stuff! Snow, now that would just be the best!

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  6. We see snow on the mountains from here but it's only ever snowed here a couple of times that I remember and it didn't settle. I reckon we'll head up to cradle for a day in the snow this winter. It really transforms a place doesn't it. Have a lovely day :)

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  7. let it snow....let it snow....let it snowwwwwwwwwwwww

    How EXCITING for you guys!!! It's freezing here today and so incredibly windy it's like perfect earache weather...heaters on and the washing NOT. Had a cuppa and a shortbread then a cuppa and another shortbread ;)

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  8. What magic photography, really beautiful shots to capture your hit of snow. My kids for it to snow here, which is so unlikely. So very envious from here in QLD. Nx

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  9. How absolutely beautiful! Amazing! I'm so jealous, boiling here, how well that would go with Lamb Shanks.. tea, fire... much too warm here for those things!

    Are you in the ACT? You are lucky to have such defined seasons, pretty much just hot here and then crazy hot with an occasional topical pour down. It's lovely how delicate it all looks there. What I wouldn't give for cuddling and knitting weather!

    Enjoy the weekend :)

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  10. so beautiful! you are so lucky!
    it is cold here with the annual August winds whipping up!

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  11. Wow colder there than here, and I am in Tasmania. That's saying something!

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  12. Love your snow photos, especially the one of the cows.
    It snowed here last night. It was the first time I'd seen snow and it is beautiful.
    x

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  13. Snow, wow how exciting and just what you need to pull up out of a winter slump. Must be lovely to have those defined seasonal changes. Up here it's just 9 months of hot with intermittent rain or 3 months of cold nights and sun sun sunshiny days. The sunshine means we can't complain but it would be nice to see everything change so clearly every 3 months. melx

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  14. You did get the snow! It's lovely!
    Thank you for visiting my blog!

    Your photography pulls me in, thank you for sharing the beauty that you see through the lens.

    Shanda

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  15. I am not surprised it was so cold here in the city as well and it seemed like it could snow any minute. Looks just so pretty, your pictures are beautiful.

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  16. I am so glad you all enjoyed it so very much. Snow certainly has magic properties and only after months and months of snow does it become drudgery rather than delight. Sounds like you live in paradise!

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  17. Baby, Its Cold Outside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crFQpOCDfEc

    Maybe its just a coincidence or maybe you were making a direct reference....in either case now I'll be humming this all day.

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  18. BLD in MT - yes, it was that song I was referring to. And it is pretty catchy :)

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  19. So glad you did get some snow, makes the cold worth it!
    Still cold and very windy here in Sydney, staying inside weather for sure.
    Keep cosy!

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  20. Brrrrr! It sure looks cold.

    On the positive side, its good weather for baking!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful photos! I love the snow! So jealous!!! Its freezing here but NO SNOW! So its like the worst of both worlds!

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  22. OH BRRRRrrrr... That does look chilly. We get snow fall about once a year as well in January or February here in South Carolina. I'm glad the children got to play in some snow followed by hot cocoa.

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  23. You lucky ducks!!!! I knew it must have been snowing up your way. It was soooo cold here!!!! xx

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  24. Wow. The photos looks cool. You captured the poring snow in pictures. Its amazing.

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  25. Hi Tania, thank you for stopping by my blog. Your photographs are beautiful. I'm sitting here looking out onto a glorious northern Queensland azure blue sky, a long way fron the cold and snow.

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  26. How exciting and what beautiful photos of the snow covered landscape - stunning! x

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