A Serendipitous Winter

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Good morning from a freezing Hastings day.

Marilyn over at SERENDIPITY showed some of her summer photos today.  But here in the southern hemisphere we are still in the depths of winter.  It has been a strange winter.  Our autumn was very colourful and long.

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But the winter frosts did arrive earlier this year than normal – in April. But the days were reasonably warm.

Then we had some warm balmy days but then we had some freezing days with snow low on the hills around us.

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Normally the snow doesn’t fall this low around us.

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Then we have been having some warm balmy days, so that the spring blossoms are starting to make an appearance.

It is hard to believe that in a couple of days we will be in August.  Only a month to go until we are officially into spring.  Then in September we will have our blossom parade.  Then we know that we are really into spring.

I live in a warmish temperate climate.  Yes, it can get cold, but then it normally doesn’t last too long.  This week I haven’t needed to light the fire.  But then this morning I got up and it was freezing again so the fire is going strong.

The weather is such a fickle thing.

Go and check out Marilyn’s Photo Prompt for her amazing summer photos.

SERENDIPITY PHOTO PROMPT 2015 #16 – SMALL TOWN SUMMER

Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes

7 thoughts on “A Serendipitous Winter”

  1. I’ll swap you your winter for ours. Any winter without 10 feet of the white stuff sounds like a sweet deal to me 🙂 Right now, we are in the dog days of summer — 97 degrees (about 38 C) and 99% humidity so it feels like there’s no air outside. I decided I didn’t need pictures badly enough to go out into that hot soup.

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    1. That I can appreciate. Snow is very much overrated. That is why I love it where I live. I can still see the snow, but don’t need to live in it. Auckland was like that – which is what my other post was about.

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