by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

This is what we woke up to this morning. It has not snowed here for 35 years. It is such a beautiful sight. You can see in the 1st 2 photos it is still snowing.

Photo 1. Front of house.
Photo 2. From front veranda.
Photo 3. From the dining room window.
I just had to share these beautiful pictures with you all. Hugs Shirley


by Patricia109 06 Aug 2015

I think it was cold every where in Australia that day it snowed in Tasmania.
I am in Sydney and I had to wear my overcoat when I went out of the office at lunch time. Something, I don't normally do.
Brrr, I feel cold just thinking about it. Enjoy your snow.

by mechille 06 Aug 2015

Wow, I can't believe I am seeing new snow..... it's been near 100* here with heat index of up to 110* last week. I need to blow up these pictures and put them in my living room so when it's so hot I might think it's cooler.. .hehehehe Thanks for sharing your cool weather. Stay warm and enjoy.

by decojo 06 Aug 2015

Absolutely beautiful! Joyce

by susiesembroidery 04 Aug 2015

It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing these photos.

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by gerryvb 04 Aug 2015

it's a beautiful white world on your pictures :)

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Aug 2015

Thanks. I took heaps more photos as well.

by brittanycooper 04 Aug 2015

Right now I'm visiting the Orlando, FL area and yesterday broke a 35 year record for the coldest day. August 3rd!!!!!!! And truly it was cold. Can't remember what they said it was, but sure not what you'd expect here in August. Snow is beautiful, but I can personally live without it.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Aug 2015

Yes I agree. I too can live without it. But it was just sooo magic to wake and look out the windows to see it just for once. It will stay in my memory for the rest of my life. Hugs

by airyfairy 04 Aug 2015

Beautiful photographs. Your home is made out of the same cladding as ours is here in South Africa.

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shirley124 by shirley124 04 Aug 2015

Thanks. My hubby painted it a couple of years back. He had the ladder propped up on a crate at the side and of course the ladder slipped and he fell. Only his pride was hurt. I would have taken a photo except I was talking on the phone at the time. He had paint from heard to toe.

by sdrise 03 Aug 2015

Very pretty!!

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shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

It sure was. There is still a few pockets of snow lying around this morning. Hugs

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shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

It was a very magic thing to see. A scene I will always remember. Hugs

by marianb 03 Aug 2015

It looks great, but it must be cold. Up here in Sydney I've been sitting under a blanket all day and it was in the 20'sC so I guess I shouldn't really complain about the cold it could be worse..

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shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

It was not so cold at first, but when the wind came up it was cold. It is very cold outside tonight. But lovely and warm inside with 2 wood heaters working. 20'sC would be just nice for me. Hugs Shirley

by marianamin2003 03 Aug 2015

I'm sure it's freezing, but it looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

It is very cold outside now, but nice indoors with 2 fires going.

by stock 03 Aug 2015

photos are beautiful, nice to see an aussie miners cottage with snow, we have had the below freezing nights (one tonight to come) snow is about 1 1/2 hrs away in country vic.....wendy

shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

Thanks. There were some lovely shots of the snow at Deloraine here in the North of the State on the TV News tonight. The local school was closed for the day. The kids were playing in the school grounds making snowmen and having fun sled riding. The snow was State wide with a lot of schools closed for the day. Shirley

stock by stock 04 Aug 2015

the photos would make lovely christmas cards

by pennifold 03 Aug 2015

WOW! Shirley, these are just gorgeous. I am so pleased for you and I can see from the footprints on your pathway that you've had quite a downpour! Thanks for showing us these wonderful images. Love Chris

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shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

Yes Chris WOW! I could not believe it when Ralph said it is all white outside this morning. I thought he meant frost. It was crunchy under my feet walking down that pathway. I guess I will never see it like this again. To look out the window now in places you would never guess just how white it was. Hugs Shirley

by lildoll2 03 Aug 2015

that looks so fresh and cool, we have had mostly 100* the past 3 months, i am sick of it , i stay inside with air cont. to keep cool and SEW!!! st. of washington. enjoy ... Doris

shirley124 by shirley124 03 Aug 2015

Sorry you are having it so hot. I could not stand that heat. I would rather be in the cooler climate. We have 2 wood heaters burning today. Hugs Shirley

pennifold by pennifold 03 Aug 2015

Dear Doris, do you live in the State of Washington up near the border between America and Canada - on the west coast? The reason I'm asking is I can't believe you have such high temperatures up that far. Love Chris

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 03 Aug 2015

Hi Chris...My sister lives in Seattle, WA ... and Yes, they have had temps very high...mid 90's up to 100 degrees F...unusual for them, but it in So. California...we have hit up to 110 degrees F...ugh! Also we are in a 4 year drought...we sure could use some rain, but my hopes are not high...

lildoll2 by lildoll2 06 Aug 2015

yes i live up close to canada, but we do have some hot weather, this year especially hot, could do without it, so if anyone wants to send me some snow , bring it on!!! stay cool, doris

by graceandham 02 Aug 2015

Lovely when seldom seen. Now you have pictures for a future Christmas card! We get snow every 5-7 years and no more than twice in a winter, so I sort of understand how you feel. When I was a kid, we would hit the slopes with our sled and it would be all gone by 10:00 a.m. because the kids wore it out on the hills. After that it was back to building snowmen in the (flat) yard and making snowballs - and they were usually too fluffy to make good ammo.

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

It getting cold here now. Quite windy, and the snow is melting. Hubby is just setting out in the car to go and get the weekly groceries. Too cold for me. No snow fights or snowmen. Hugs

by designgirl 02 Aug 2015

Beautiful pictures, after 35 years this would be a shock.

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

Thanks. We have only lived here for 9 years. The Land lady was telling me it is 35 years since it has snowed here. Still snowing lightly. Hugs

by kalamazoo 02 Aug 2015

Picturesque! Breathtaking! WOW!
I would love to be sitting on your veranda watching all of this loveliness.

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

Yes it is wonderful. It is only the 2nd time I have seen snow. Nice to be inside where it is warm and watching from the windows. The wind is quite cold now so not so great outdoors. That seat on the veranda is covered in snow so you would not like to be sitting there. Hugs Shirley

by jrob Moderator 02 Aug 2015

It's lovely and after 35 years your excitement is understandable! Where are your snow angels?

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

Sure is beautiful. And so exciting. I think the snow angels are in hiding. lol Hugs Shirley

by babash 02 Aug 2015

Wow they are better photo's than I saw on TV this morning. We are having 27 deg up here in Brisbane today. Would love to walk outside and see snow.

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

I have not seen the TV this morning. But I just love my photos. It is 11 am and it is snowing heavy at the moment. Starting to feel cold as a wind has come up as well. I have a Granddaughter in Brisbane and I am going to send these pictures to her. Hugs Shirley

by katydid 02 Aug 2015

Beautiful ! Where do you live?

shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

Thanks. Yes snow beautiful. We live in the Northern State of Tasmania, Australia

greysewist by greysewist 02 Aug 2015

That is Northern, as far as the upside down world goes, right? LOL. We've had a bit of hail here in Victoria this morning -we are the next State, heading towards the equator and away from Antarctica :)

by bevintex 02 Aug 2015

Where is this ?

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shirley124 by shirley124 02 Aug 2015

Northern Tasmania, Australia. Isn't it just snow beautiful.