Thursday, July 17, 2014

snow!

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This afternoon it snowed. Not a lot, not for very long and certainly not as much as last year, but still white, fluffy snowflakes fell from the sky. And for a little while everything felt quiet and still and right with the world.

I was home alone which was weird. I wandered around the garden for a bit, shrieked and whooped to no one at all and then I did a silly little dance because I felt like I should. After it slowed down, I raced back inside to warm my frozen toes.

And as I sat there by the fire defrosting and scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, it occurred to me that snow really is magical. My feeds were completely full of snow stories and announcements and photos. For half an hour or maybe even an hour, our little part of the world had forgotten about politics and war, anniversaries of sadness and the death of a pet bunny, and instead we were celebrating the white stuff.

It was exciting and exhilarating and cold.

I'm told we might even get more tomorrow. Yay!

The wind is howling outside here, I'm going to take my book into the bath.

Oh and I almost forgot, my photo made it onto The Age website, YAY!

Stay warm my friends. Or keep cool as the case may be.


xx


29 comments:

  1. so weird, here is summer! (we do not often get very good wheater in Belgium) but for the moment the sun is shining, it's really hot, we are wearing bikini's and at the other side of the world it's snowing!!!

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  2. Wow, snow...I do love it but only at weekends - hate when I have to drive to work in it (Bah, humbug!)

    Here is the UK it is 30 degrees C, but a lovely breeze so quite nice. Tomorrow it is supposed to get even hotter, but thunderstorms are threatened :(

    Helenxx

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  3. I sit in my office and I'm sweating at 33 degrees here in Austria. But I prefer how weather over snow at any time! ;)
    By the way: I read Cherly Strayed - Wild, because you once recommended it on your blog. How I loved that book! I'm dreaming about going on an adventure again myself...I wrote about it on my blog if you're interested. Thanks for the unintentional book tip, it gave me some really enjoyable afternoons!

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  4. l'hiver !!! my son will arrive in Australia the 24. Your snow give me a little smile. The garden is "magnifique" !
    Lucie x

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  5. Loving your snow pictures!.
    I realize after having to walk for an hour in 8 degree weather to get to work this past winter( car froze..coldest winter l've been in since living in Oregon ), that I much prefer that - to this heat we are having.
    I have started listening to Christmas music to make me feel better:)
    I figure, if company's are doing * Christmas in July * sales, I can't be TOO weird.lol
    Enjoy your snow!

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  6. It looks magical, like it should be Christmas!

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  7. Even though I am a grown-up, I am still enchanted by snow. It does seem to have magical qualities to it.

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  8. Wow! So beautiful Kate! Thank you so much for sharing! It looks magical! Hope you get more today. Enjoy! xxoo

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  9. Congrats on your photo too Kate xxoo

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  10. There's something about snow! We just did 2 weeks in NZ and I loved the snow so much. Lovely photos...I felt like I was actually there x

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  11. One of my favourite things about the snow (I live in Canada, so I see my fair share!) is how quiet the world seems with a fresh blanket of snow and snowflakes drifting down. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, the world goes quiet. Truly magical.

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  12. #thingiloveaboutwinter SNOW!!! It truly is magical and your picture capture it perfectly

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  13. I absolutely loved it. When I got to the school to pick up my girls, kids were running around making little snow balls. Then when we got home there was some on every step up to our house, with about 10 steps my girls had a field day. Gorgeous photographs.

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  14. We has snow at our place in north east Victoria too! Yes it's so magical & exciting! :-)

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  15. So pretty! We went to Kryal Castle on the weekend and it was bitterly cold, only about 2 degrees, but we didn't care, it was so much fun and then it snowed!! Not for long, but it made the day even more special x

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  16. I live in Buninyong and am WAITING for it to snow. Send some of it my way :)

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  17. Oh, how jealous I am! We rarely get snow here despite it being bitterly cold. Beautiful photos as always! Stay warm and snug and have a glorious weekend. Linda. x

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  18. I've never seen snow and I never will where we live (north Queensland). I love reading of your excitement and seeing your photos.

    Sarah x

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  19. there's something so magical about snow....we went into jenolan caves a couple of years ago and when we came out the world was white - this memory still brings huge smiles, flick x

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  20. I love that shot of the snow-touched roof. Beautiful angle!

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  21. What a wonderful surprise for you and a great surprise for me as I sit here in a heatwave to see such cooling snow! xx

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  22. Wow! Snow! Here in Romania we had 30 degrees or so all week... As I was walking down the street the other day and it was hot, I mean really hot, I thought "Oh, God, I miss snow!" which was weird as I don't particularly like snow. And seeing these pictures I fell a little bit nostalgic about winter.

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  23. When the first snow falls at my girlies school they are all allowed out to run around in it! Enjoy x

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  25. Beautiful....sometimes it's such magic...to realize that it snows on your side of the world and at ours it is over 35 degrees celsius...at the same time...:the beautiful wonder of our world!!!!!

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  26. Oh those photos rock! Though eek, snow! Its the summer here in Ireland and long may it last :) x

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  27. Snow is certainly magical. And there's nothing better than a good book and a hot bath! How are your veggies holding up with the snow? Do they get affected like by frost?

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  28. It's so warm here (Northern Ireland) - I would welcome a bit of snow.

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