Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Winter has arrived 2015

The last few days have been rather nippy in the mornings.  Ventured out to take these few photos on Monday the first day of Winter here in Tasmania, Australia.
It's amazing how plants survive in such weather, but then these plants are made to do so.
There is no snow on the 2 mountains that I can see, but no doubt there would be a small amount on the highest one, Ben Lomond which we drove up to in the summer.  At least after a frost one gets a beautiful sunny day.



The above Temperature in in C....and was morning time.

  
The frost which did not crackle under foot.  All photos taken with my phone.


Nandina, this one loves the cool weather.


Amazing that the frost did not burn the flowers of this Weeping Sea Foam Rose.



38 comments:

  1. Here is summer, but feels like winter when snow still comes:(

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    1. Oh really. No snow in winter where I live, a bit on the mountains sometimes.

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  2. Margaret in Poland in spring we have the samre temperatures as you in winter

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    1. Oh gosh, I'm not used to that type of spring, but the weather comes as it comes.

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    1. Thanks Gwen...I'm warm, nice and sunny outside, no breeze, love these type of days.

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    1. Yes, it's cool, but it won't get much colder where I live, maybe down to 9 degC during day and a little warmer overnight...

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  5. I am not sure whether I should call you Margaret or Janice! which do you prefer? having just looked at the comment from Gosia K and Gwen.
    I do like a touch of frost, I always feel that it gets rid of a lot of nasty bugs in preparation for the next season.

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    1. Hello Rosemary,
      Margaret, that's what I'm known as by my husband, his family and our friends. My family (my late parents) called me Janice. Janice is the name I use on my photos as you can see, instead of whiteangel.. I found several of my photos on different websites for tourism in particular, and thought I should commence putting my correct name on my photos...hence the confusion for many. i answer to both :)

      Frosts do do that Rosemary, and I can remember when on odd years there were none.

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  6. In my city, we are in the spring, but is beginning to be felt the heat of summer , maximum temperatures outweigh the 30 degrees.

    Kisses

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    1. I do like summer and it's heat up to 35 degC, after that it's a bit hot.

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  7. I do not know if this is very exceptional but here in Europe it is extremely cold for the end of spring. Around 10 degrees.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. oh really, I always wondered what the temperatures were over your way, I have looked it up on the net from time to time, but of course it only gives a specific area..
      If we get 9 degC in winter, then it's cold, and we don't get 9 degC very often.

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  8. Yes that's nippy alright. I agree that frosts are good for killing off unwanted pests. I like that your highest mountain is named after a Scottish peak!

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    1. A nice nippy Craig. I don't know who named Ben Lomond, even though i did research I didn't find at the time.

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    2. Here's the original in Scotland...
      http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/ben-lomond.shtml

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    3. Thanks Craig, I have had a look, it's nothing like our mountain except for the rocks. All mountains a lovely in my eyes as is the sea.
      Margaret

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  9. Margaret!
    Kindly stop blowing those Southern Ocean winds up north.
    They arrived here overnight - well the drop in temperature did.
    Nice and sunny this morning but no bloody warmth in the sun yet
    at 8.00 am.
    I did notice the HBT temperature on the news and I guess you in
    Launceston may be just a tinnie bit warmer - but BRRRRRRRRRRR!
    Spring and summer - bloody hurry up.
    Might be time to get that caravan on the ferry and head north - Broome
    is good at this time of the year - ha ha!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Gee, Colin, the cold weather comes from down south, Hobart way, up from Antarctica. Hobart is usually cooler than Launceston both day and night.
      We are heading off this month to Uluru, Darwin, Broome down the West Coast leaving this month - for 3 months. We have done this several times in the past, before 2008. This will be our 3rd trip to Broome.

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  10. I don't think I have ever seen such a large Nandina. Cold and damp here. We could do with a frosty day or two and some nice sunshine to follow.

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    1. That Nandina Domestica which is a tall variety, that's why it's different to the dwarf ones - Nana -.
      You haven't had a frost yet, sure hope you get one to clear the air and have -sun-.

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  11. The roses are lovely and I like the colorful leaves of Nandina. Stay warm and enjoy the rest of the week.

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  12. Oh my the last time I saw frost must be close to 20 years ago! I've been happily making my way around the equator since then.

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  13. i don't think it's been quite that cold here but it feels like it. :) i haven't seen any frost yet but we had an amazing fog the other morning. i couldn't see across the park. i love winter. :) hope you are well and stay warm

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    1. Fog lends itself to interesting photos....foggy days are sometimes dreary ones, but that's the weather and we take it as it comes.

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  14. Damn it is cold here today, I am wearing fingerless cloves and a singlet because it is so bloody cold

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    1. Oh Jo-Anne, you live in a warmer climate and I do know it can be cold where you live, for I have been there in such weather - keep warm.

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  15. I deeply appreciate all of the comments you have been leaving, and I will try to make more of an effort to get over here. My wife claims that I am not all that dependable, though. Now, if you could just send some of that cool air our way before summer starts getting serious up here in the middle of the USA, it might put her in a much better mood. Sigh.

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    1. Thanks for your comment....when you get time...

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  16. I've never seen sea foam roses before and they are so softly beautiful. Amazing to me that roses can grow in winter!

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  17. That rose weeps, as it hangs down. I think the frost will eventually brown the roses. Usually prune in late May if no flowers as long as done by July...

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  18. If you send me your winter, I will exchange by sending you my summer. :)

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    1. Getting too hot up your way I expect...try and keep cool...

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