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    Posted 2 years ago

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    A powerful cold front has hit South Eastern Australia over the last couple of days, & as a result, we had an impressive snow fall today, with more expected tomorrow. Snow is something I've had little to no experience of, so it's been a special event.


    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Lovely fresh snowfall photos IronLace, very peaceful, I esp love number four looking out the window.
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, Newfld! Yes, it was so wonderfully quiet, that was the thing that struck me the most when I was watching the snow falling this morning. Living in Sydney my whole life, snow was not part of the equation. I'd only seen it once on a trip to New Zealand. So to now live somewhere that has such extremes of weather is a whole new experience to appreciate.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      I grew up with snow and you are so right about the quiet. Back then I loved to go out for a walk when it snowed at night. So peaceful and quiet. I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy it.
    4. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, fhjr2! The silence of snow is something magical, & yes, I've certainly enjoyed it today, & perhaps tomorrow as well...
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      I’m feeling it down here in Darlinghurst ..... brrr !!!
      But it look fabulous !!!!
    6. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, vetraio50! We had some more snow today but it didn't for the cold, I was out in it for a while today during an excursion to a truffle farm in Hartley (other side of the Mountains). Watched in amazement as a trained truffle dog sniffed them out - I hardly noticed the freezing sleet & icy winds...& now have a stunning freshly dug truffle to enjoy! Cold climate living has it's rewards...
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Wow! It looks like here in the winter (Sweden). Have never been to Australia but in my mind you always have summer :) :)
    8. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 2 years ago
      I was thinking the same thing Elisabethan. I live in Houston Texas and its going to be over 100 degrees today, again. Sometime we forget that everyone else is not being pounded with this heat. How I would love to dive into that ice right now but I would quickly want to return to this heat that I was born to love.
    9. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 2 years ago
      Ironlace....what a gorgeous place you live in and I know the inside of your home is also filled with some of the most beautiful glass that I have ever seen as well. You really have it good and thank you for sharing it all with us and for being so open with your life experiences. You have a beautiful life.
    10. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Yes TreasureTex I agree with you but the other way around, born in the north and being the daughter of Snow :) :)
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Red your story and saw your profile photo. I like unusual and fancy! Why be ordinary when you can be brilliant :)
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      The last message was for you Ironlace, forgot to write your name :)
    13. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan, yes, it's usually warm here...I grew up in Sydney, where it never snows, & it never gets very cold, but now I live 90 minutes west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains where the climate is very different. It still gets very hot in the summer though, which is in December - February. But Sydney is unbearably humid in summertime, whereas the air is drier in the Mountains. This year is my first Mountains winter, & it's been magical. Apparently this much snow is a fairly rare occurrence here, according to a local friend, who said there hasn't been a snowfall that deep in 25 years! Just lucky, I guess... :-)
    14. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, also, TreasureTex, that is so kind of you to say so...I'm living life to the full at last after many years of compromise & hard times. I've no regrets for what happened in the past, because it has helped me truly appreciate all that I have now. For me, that's the key to living well, & the balm to heal all wounds...
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      Yes lucky indeed :)
      The mountains sound beautiful! And dry air is what I am used to. You can more easily adapt with warmer clothes or so than if it is humid. Thanks for letting me understand more about Australia. It is a about 18 celcius here and cloudy with some short showers of rain, which is good since we have had a warm summer and therefore need more groundwater. Have a nice day!
    16. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks again, Elisabethan! Yes, I find that being true to who I am has opened up a new world. That way, I can be my best self & give my best back to others as well.
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 2 years ago
      We should all do that in all the ways it might mean to us. I try and hope I do. For me it means worrying less and not being very serious with all that I do, to try to let my hair down and feel the fun and see all the bright colors that are there. I never used to endulge in anything for my own sake, I think that is why enjoy jewelry now. Even the bright and bold :) I don't want to be quiet any more I want to live and see and enjoy and do that without being shye of what other might think. But I respect that people look differently on things. There is room for all of us as long as we care and respect others. Hope that makes sence.
    18. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Magical.... !
    19. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      It absolutely makes sense, & I feel quite the same in my own way. We all need space to grow & learn. Sometimes it takes a while, but when you get there at last, it's a good place to be, where ever it takes you...
    20. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, kyratango!
    21. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, keramikos!
      Snow is a real novelty to me...I didn't go for a walk in it, though. It was early in the morning & I'm not much of a morning person. Just took some photos & enjoyed the scenery for a while before going back to bed... :-)

      The truffle dog was amazing - the way she sniffed them out so quickly, & began to dig. Then the farmer took over, & carefully unearthed the truffle, while the dog was rewarded with getting to chase a ball. The whole thing was a charming game at the same time as being work.
      It seems that dogs are now preferred as they don't eat the truffles, whereas pigs certainly will.
      We were given a truffle & have already enjoyed some tonight for dinner. Just grated it & mixed with butter, which was served with linguine pasta & more shaved truffle on top - so simple but pure magic!

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