A week ago it snowed over most of Tassie including the lowlands, so people who live in valleys like us and those who live by the sea got SNOW. Tassie folk, and visitors went BONKERS. Me too. It was either a once in 10 year or 20 year or 30 year event, depending on who you talk to.

The highland people are used to snow, for them it happens every Winter and sometimes in the other three seasons as well. But for us in the valleys and on the coasts snow is not something we expect to see at our back doors.

I woke up on Monday 3 August 2015 before dawn and just had a little peep out the window cos I remembered that the Weather Bureau predicted that we COULD get snow over night. They were pretty careful to temper our expectations by warning that it was unlikely that we would ‘get the precipitation required for snow fall’. This is what I saw when I peeped…

snow scene out the window

snow scene out the window

I felt like a kid on Christmas morning! Santa had been and he had delivered snow. And just like a kid on Christmas morning I then had to wait till sun up to do anything! At first light I went out and took photos and smiled at it all.

snow at Stanton

snow at Stanton

more snow at Stanton

more snow at Stanton

You have to remember that this was only our second winter in Tasmania so our joy was amplified. And it was VERY pretty. Girlie overnighted under the Willow tree where it must have been a bit warmer.

Girlie under the Willow

Girlie under the Willow

 

Minty and Stuart’s toes must have felt quite cold but they do have very heavy wool coats on and a nice under cover place to sleep.

Minty in the snow

Minty in the snow

 

Stuart in the snow

Stuart in the snow

 

so pretty!

so pretty!

Hopefully Mother Nature won’t make us wait another decade (or more) before we have another fall but who knows? It was truly delightful while it lasted and probably more so because of its rarity. Like fresh flowers we revel in the beauty because it is so fleeting.x

 

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