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Showing posts from July, 2011


Couldn't resist this one!

  We've all heard of shoe trees, but how many people have seen one? This one is in West Hobart and it's smiling  too. Definitely on a par with Canberra's Chair Tree . I am not fond of people actually injuring trees, but I can see possibilities here. What about some gallantree, some poetree, geometree, artistee or even corsetree? A family tree would be OK too. That's ancestree for you.

Hot Chocolate Weather

Hey! Who stole my mountain? Just after I started posting those photos we got a snow storm, a blizzard really. Too bad about the peach blossom. The temperature dropped to 5.5oC at lunchtime and tonight it will be 3.oC. That might not sound cold if you are in northern climes, but believe me, it is. With the salt air from the sea and the cold winds from Antarctica, it's a bit like making icecream. Wind chill makes it colder than Canada after that terrible ice storm. I think it could be some kind of record for Tasmania. I have only seen the snow down as far as this once in Hobart and that was 16 years ago. Usually the sea has a moderating influence here, though we do get our below zeros in the mountains.I'd forgotten what a real Tassie winter was like. It always looks so romantic from a distance. The nights close in early. Sunset is at 4.53 p.m. I am tempted to put the big heater on, the one with a fan like a747 engine, but the last time I did it, the power went out in the wh

As Cold Winter Shadows I Cast on the Ground.....

  When a cold winter shadow I cast on the ground And frost from the foothills is creeping all around I now and then glance down the road towards the town In a kind of a hope you'll be coming on down Surprise!