Friday, July 22, 2011

On My Mind: Winter's Teeth.

Boy, was it another frosty one this morning! (Even though this is phrased as a question, it's actually made as a statement. Don't ponder its grammatical incorrectness too much: Just trust me when I say it's an Australian thing.)

I know I seem to be talking about the weather a lot lately, but during mid-winter what else is there to talk about? It's too cold to do anything except sit around and discuss how cold it is.

When we woke at 6.30am it was still below zero (degrees Celsius) outside, and through the window (there was no way I was venturing outside!) I could see the frost glistening in the first light of the day.

We have had frost every morning this week. I'm starting to worry about the garden: I often turn the sprinklers on for a few minutes before leaving for work, just to spray the ice off the plants before the sunlight reaches them so they don't suffer frost burn, but this morning there was no hope of that as the water pipes were frozen solid!


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  1. Winter's chattering teeth here too. 0.4 this morning...


  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment which you left on my blog.
    Maria from The Next Stage

  3. We are so close to the Indian Ocean that it keeps us cool in summer and frost free in winter...I grew up in the North of England and remember the "real" cold very well.
    It still amazes me to hear of such extremes in temperature here in Australia.
    Keep warm

  4. I'll trade you - it was 102*F here today.


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