Monday, October 15, 2012


It's Spring here.  Today was a respectable 80 F and tomorrow will reach 87 F and go higher later in the week.

 The plants in our garden are flowering.
Bird of Paradise


Bottle Brush

Bottle Brush

 So you can imagine our SHOCK to wake up last Wednesday to WINTER!

SHE had to dig out her warm coat and gloves for our early morning walk.

The day had low temperatures, cold rain and biting winds.

Thursday was the same.

We didn't even get a walk on Thursday!

But to the east of us, about a 2-hour drive, it was even

They had snow and lots of it!
Main roads were closed.
Some trains couldn't get through.

SHE wouldn't take us to play in it though.....

These pictures are courtesy of Barb who lives to the north of us.  
She's a friend of Frankie Furter's and she sent them to him.  He forwarded them to us.  We'd seen all the snow on the news, but didn't get any pictures.
So Thanks Barb and Frankie.


  1. you get warmer, we get cooler!! Your flowers are very pretty but how about that snow???? It if fun to play in, I love it.

    Jazzi and Addi

  2. I love your flower pictures. They make me feel good because we are getting a little colder here. No snow yet, thank goodness!! Have a great day!

  3. Kangaroos in the snow. Who would have thought it possible ?

  4. We were secretly hoping it would snow here, she's none of us (not even the peeps) have ever seen snow... But it didn't...

  5. Lovely pix. We think you have our weather and we have yours. Here it should be cold but it is sunny. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Wow one last winter blast.... Glad you are warming back up

  7. You got really great flowers. Love the bird one the best!

  8. We are ready for cool weather but you guys can keep the snow!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  9. Wow! We saw pictures of it on the news over here!


  10. OMD your flowers are GORGEOUS. I am so glad that you liked the pictures that came to ME from our furend in NSW.. and then were sent BACK to Australia ... They are WELL TRAVELED PICS fur SURE.
    Glad that your weather is getting back to what it SHOULD be though.

  11. Oh dear! That's a lot of snow they got to the north of you. I can't wait until we have snow again to play in. I'm sure you guys are ready for spring though and are enjoying those warm temps. I love those yellow flowers! :)

  12. The weather has gone mad everywhere. Spring to winter just can't be right!!! Your flower photos are lovely.

  13. Please oh PLEASe send the snow my way.


  14. Heehee, we think it so cool that we can watch your spring bloom as autumn creeps towards us here. An overnight season reversal is too much, but we'll take some snow, please :)
    your furbuddies,
    Joules & Prescott

  15. Your flowers are very pretty. That sure was a round about way for those pictures to travel.


  16. Although its suppose to be fall here in California, it's 90 degrees here today. Nutty! That snow is looking good
    Benny & Lily

  17. Wow! I wasn't expecting to see all that snow after the pretty flower pictures! We live for snow like that!!

  18. You get snow in OZ??

    Nubbin wiggles,

  19. Cool! I LOVE your birds of paradise, so pretty

  20. Gasp! How amazing! I cannot believe it is all wintery in some places already! It is mid-90's here this week!

  21. Oh, and you should also stage a protest until you get to go to play in the snow. :)

  22. Oh, that snow looks GREAT!! It's suppose to be in the 90's this week, I'm ready for fall already!! sigh...



  23. Howdy Girls, same here mates. We had hot weather, then last Thursday it snowed AT OUR HOUSE!! Not much mind, but it was snow. Isn't the weather strange for Spring. Love your photos especially the one with the snow and kangaroos. Mum is green with jelly you have flowers in your garden cause with our help, somehow nothing seems to survive hehehe. Have a great week. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  24. G'day
    so glad that you like the pics, Frankie was a gentleman for sure, he did ask if he may forward the pics onto you, yes it is such strange weather for our Spring, Your garden looks beautiful, mine is a mess, only thing I manage to grow are weeds, but my boys and I do have an acre to care for.
    Hugs Barb, and her boys ( Billy and Toby)

  25. Wow, we were all set to say how much we loved all your flowers, especially the birds of paradise!!! And then, kaboom, you showed us that snow - now THAT is something that will certainly get us all excited!!! Hope we see some snow this winter and you get lots of more nice days.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  26. We KNOW that you would rather see pretty flowers than cold yucky snow!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  27. The world has turned upside down!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  28. snow at the time of the year? wow.. just when you are keeping all the winter boots n stuffs in... hehhehehee.. hope the weather is better for you today and you all will get walks!

  29. Oh my! Just when you thought spring was in the air. Hope your beautiful flowers haven't suffered. And watch out for snowballs sticking in your fur!

    RooOOoodles, Bob & Fin

  30. OMD BOL I am not ready for that stuff!! The flowers are beautiful I hope you can enjoy them for a while.

    Loveys Sasha

  31. Dudes!! Whoa!! How did you get our weather and we get yours??? That's incredible and a bit weird! ;-) Too bad you didn't get to go and play in the snow though! I heard about your weird weather even on our local news (in California) so it must have been really odd! Stay warm my friends!

  32. Good grief!! That was like us getting snow in August...the weather is very confused lately...perhaps s/he needs to go on a re-fresher course about what to do when??

    Stay warm ladies...or do you need to stay cool we're confused!
    Wally & Sammy

  33. Yuck Snow ~ Hate Snow! We are still having really nice days. A few tress are beginning to turn colors.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  34. I suppose that the snow is nice. We always enjoy the first one or two times it snows. After that, it's not so great. Oh well, we'll deal with it!

  35. That is a little too close for those flowers to have to worry about. I can't believe you are going into spring and we are going in to winter. What a wonderful world.

    bert and my vickie

  36. Oh we just can't wait for snow. We wonder if Sebastian likes it. He can't remember if he does, but he sure doesn't like rain or wet feet, so this may get interesting.
    Morgan, Sebastian and the Porties

  37. Crazy weather. Your garden is lovely.