Saturday, July 20, 2013

SNOW!!!!!

Last Thursday I overheard a bunch of old timers in the main street of Daylesford predicting snow for this Saturday. It was dark and it was mild, even a little bit warm at the time and they said that was a sign of snowy things to come. 


Apparently the old timers are always right!

This morning we woke and looked out the windows into the forest as the steady rain became sleet, and then the sleet became fluttery snow. Slow, quiet, snowflakes fell from the sky. We lay in bed and watched them make their journey from way up high, and then down, down, down to the ground.

It was beautiful.

Magical.

Wonderland-iful.

Fairy-tale-iful.

And then the girls ran in giggling with delight.

Its snowing! It's snowing!

And then the girls ran outside and jumped on the trampoline, and collected cup fulls, and caught snowflakes on their tongues and on their eyelashes and in their hair.

Of course we had to join them too.

We've lived here for 12 years and although we've had snow before, we've never seen anything like this. This was real, crunchy, heavy stuff. Thick enough to pull Pepper down the hill on a tarp-sled, plentiful enough for snow ball fights, cold enough to almost freeze my toes off.


We visited all the animals, we walked through the forest, we covered vegie beds and compost heaps and we smiled the whole way through. There's something so fresh and pure and wonderful about a snow covered farm.





By early evening the snow had melted into mushy, slushy puddles. The creek flowing through the bottom of our place was rushing with extra speed. And all our clothes were soggy right through. Even Miss Pepper's pockets full of white stuff had been mixed with juice and drunk.

It might snow again tomorrow. It might not.

I like that Mother Nature keeps her little secrets to surprise us.

I hope you are having a wonderful, magical weekend too.

Lotsa love

xx

38 comments:

  1. How beautiful and truly magical. xx

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  2. So jealous! It does look truly magical and gorgeous! xx Naomi

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  3. I've been enjoying your snowy photos on ig all day

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  4. How fantastic. Your photos look amazing. Have a wonderful weekend too.

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  5. Just so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your snow day!

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  6. Oh I love the picture of your dog and the chicken standing in the slush. Utterly beautiful. x

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  7. That is so awesome....right on your doorstep ...so magical. xxx

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  8. Beautiful photos Kate, and how wonderful!

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  9. Beautiful and I am jealous in Auckland! Knit! :)

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  10. How beautiful. I am so so jealous. It was just cold and rainy here on the other side of Melbourne. :)

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  11. Amazing to see the snow on your blog here while we suffocate from the heat. I love the snow and your photos brought me a little 'coolness. Hello, greetings from Italy.

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  12. Truly, as a Canadian, I could not survive winter without snow. It always makes my spirits soar. I'm so glad you got to enjoy it. It makes the short, dark days of winter bright. Linda S. from Canada.

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  13. This is incredible and so magical Kate. Do you know I have never seen snow! Love your photos x

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  14. Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Wish I was there to see it!

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  15. I love your snow photos!!! It's so hot in Italy now:))))

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  16. Such beautiful scenes with the snow!
    Still can't believe it snows here in Australia!x

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  17. At temps of 95 degrees everyday it is sure not as magical as yours! I look forward to snow and cooler temps...

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  18. Oh wow. What a magical day.

    Cold enough here to warrant snow, Mother Nature. If we are going to freeze, you may as well give us something to make it worthwhile (remind me of this when I complain about the Adelaide summer)

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  19. Oh so beautiful! Your photos have really captured it! Lovely : )

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  20. Oh snow ... can I visit for five minutes just to cool down ... wonderful!! xxx

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  21. I was sweating all day (it was hot in Vienna) and now I see your snow photos. They are cooling me down :) Great shots!

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  22. I love the lane photo of bright green, white snow and a red coat. Good job the girls have your lovely hats to wear over their ears. Jo x

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  23. Wow - snow in your back yard. Cool! I am currently sitting in Sacramento airport where it's 40 degrees outside. I'll be back to that cold weather at the other e d of the flight. These pics have made it something to look forward to. The cold can be special and fun too!

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  24. How magical! Lovely photos. We are hoping to take our girls to see snow for the first time this year at lake mountain:)

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  25. How awesome! I wish it snowed where I live. It always looks like so much fun :)

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  26. I love a proper snowfall! Everything goes quiet and the light changes. Just lovely! :)

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  27. that is beautiful! I hope one winter when we are living in Beechworth, it snows...I would just love to wake up to that sight! xx

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  28. How gorgeous! Loving all your photos Kate and that video on IG was fabulous :) Kx

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  29. Beautiful, beautiful Daylesford. You live in true paradise, Kate.

    PS - I loved your screaming post as much as this one. Screeeeeaaaaaaaming into the ocean is something I enjoy regularly. It beats an alcohol addiction as a form of release!!! x

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  30. These photos are magical! What an amazing day - and on a weekend too, even more magical!

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  31. oh wow, these photos are so magical kate! just beautiful x

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  32. Meanwhile here, N was wearing shorts today and it was warm. I remember when I lined in London the thing I loved most about the snow was how quiet it made everything. And so pretty.

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  33. So magical. You captured the beauty perfectly! I miss living somewhere where it's cold enough to snow xx

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  34. Loved reading this post at the weekend. Snow is always SO exciting! I've just been writing about my trip to a local walled garden and lavender fields on my blog and I'm loving the summer sun here in the UK at the moment, and yet when I saw your photos I suddenly craved snow - so exciting and magical! I almost wanted to shout out loud - look, its snowing! Its a funny thing snow... :)
    Claire x

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  35. Cant wait til our first snowy day at our new place <3 :D I love how cold it gets down here in Melbourne!

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