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Snow ‘roo

This large male ‘roo watched us pass by in what was left of the overnight snowfall. As I’ve mentioned previously, all the wallabies and kangaroos in our vicinity are so used to us these days that they stay put, but keep an eye on the dogs all the same.

A dusting of snow

Being some 30 degrees south of the equator and over 1000m (3300 feet) above sea level, we don’t see much snow around here. While the nights can be cold (I’ve seen -15°C (5°F) near the house), the days are warmer (in the vicinity of 12°C (52°F) – way too warm for snow to lie.

The last major snowfall here was in 1984 when snow lay on the ground for two or three days (and caused havoc on the roads (and cross-country skiing in the streets)).

We’ve had a few falls of snow in the past weeks but other than in a few of the higher spots around the area, it’s gone by mid-morning.

This photograph was taken looking to the north of the house just before sunrise on one of those snowfall occasions.