Tuesday, July 17, 2007


It was mighty cold last night and this morning! I was so cosy and warm in bed that it was one mean task getting up, but there were piles of washing waiting to be hung out (I put them on last night) and I had to get them up before the kids woke up.

I quickly ran outside and then stopped. The grass looked wierd. Blue-y coloured. On closer inspection I discovered that it was covered in frost. I was so excited! I've never seen frost like this in our own backyard before.

Then I noticed my parents' "ponds" of water (they save rain water for the garden in buckets and those big green plastic shells that are usually used for sand or as kiddie pools). They had a thin layer of ice over them. Thick enough that I could knock on them. Perhaps 3 or 4mm thick? A couple of other buckets had ice in them, too.

So instead of hanging up the washing in as short a time as possible, I took pictures... Am I insane? Those of you who live in colder climates probably think I am. But it's Sydney, folks! This is the closest to snow we get!


Shanathalas said...

And in our eastern suburbs last week it posted a 39 degree all-time-high. It's a world gone topsy-turvy I tell ya.

shoshe said...

It was about 39F here (3.7C) yesterday morning. It was the coldest it's been in Sydney in 21 years!