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.


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.


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Copyright Raewyn Forbes

One Word Photo Challenge: Frosty Grass

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This week Jennifer at Jennifer Nichole Wells has asked us for our cold photos.  Well that is what we are here in Hastings at the moment.  Snow on Monday and heavy frosts every day.  No wonder I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning.  Brrrr.

I have tried to get some photos of the frost close up, from inside of course.  Using maximum zoom.  Warmer that way.  So here are some of my frosty  photos.

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You can tell that even the dew drops are frozen.

One Word Photo Challenge: Cold


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Copyright Raewyn Forbes