Thursday, July 23, 2009

Snow blossoms - come and visit a beautiful winter garden near my home

When it snows in my home town in the Southern Highlands (Australia) it doesn't last very long on the ground. The snow has usually melted by the end of the day, if not before. I would love to share with you some of my favourite winter images of a gorgeous old home and garden not far from where I live built by two of our wonderful friends. A few years ago we had the most wonderful cover of snow across the Southern Highlands and I just had to capture what I could with my camera before it all melted in the sun.

Today has also been particularly cold and icy here at home and we had a huge frost this morning. I have been working all morning editing a story for my blog to find that I had somehow lost the lot...... I would love to blame the computer, but I think it was all my fault, anyway, that's life... so I thought I must do this snow story today instead.

This view across the lake and paddocks on this property looked so beautiful covered in white. I woke early to the snow and grabbed my camera and off I went. The roads were covered in snow and very difficult to drive on. Luckily they were near by. Everything looked so pretty, the green roof was white and every where I looked I was overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of everything, it was silent and serene and I was so lucky to be a part of this little bit of heaven the day it snowed over the highlands.

This would be one of my all time dream homes, white weatherboard, not too overstated, just so comfortable and surrounded by beautiful hills and paddocks in every direction and this home is gorgeous inside as well. Maybe I will have a home like this in my next life ....

Can you believe that the blossom was covered with snow as well

You can imagine how cold this water was, the poor little fish.

I do apologise for my lack of posts lately, I honestly sit down at my computer hoping to do a story and then get distracted by one thing or another, teenagers on holidays, not to mention the Debutante Ball in less than a month which I am working on, a husband who comes home earlier in winter. Elderly parents who live near by, a couple of ball gowns that I am making, chauffeur to both teenagers, driving instructor to teenager no.1 Thomas who is on his L's and all the other crazy things that happen.... I seem to only have a minute here and there to twitter these days, even then there's no real 'me' time.

Have a wonderful day xxx Coty