Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Frost feathers...

...on the inside of my window.


Blogger Anne S said...

It looks like an alien landscape. Haven't seen a frost feather since childhood - Melbourne never gets cold enough.

Wed Feb 08, 01:55:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Was this in another part of Australia, Anne?

Wed Feb 08, 08:18:00 am  
Blogger Anne S said...

It was in Victoria, up in the north east of the state, in the mountains, where we lived in a small gold mining town. It snowed in winter and was prone to bushhfires in summer. Great place - I loved it.

Wed Feb 08, 08:39:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

I know so little about Australia! I've just been looking up the state of Victoria and looking at pictures - it looks very attractive: rural but not in a remote, desolate way.

Wed Feb 08, 08:49:00 am  
Blogger marly youmans said...

Gold mining town with snow and bushfires: sounds so romantic. Louisiana is that way in my memory of childhood places--full of color and a dash of danger.

Your next trip, Clare?

Wed Feb 08, 02:06:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Yes, both Victoria and Louisiana sound enticing. And yes, another place I'd love to see. I'll have to put it on the list...

Wed Feb 08, 06:30:00 pm  
Blogger Anne S said...

The name of the town was Woods Point. It now has a website if you want to check it out.

Also recently discovered a photo of my great grandfather Henry Lockwood on this site Tatura is up in the north of the state as well a bit further west to Woods Point.

Thu Feb 09, 04:08:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Mr Henry Lockwood was a handsome chap! This is an aspect of the internet which I really love - the ability to connect - backwards as well as laterally.

Interesting about Woods Point too. Anyone would have assumed it to be named after a geographical feature - but the real story is much more poignant.

Thu Feb 09, 08:37:00 am  
Anonymous Mary said...

So pretty!

Fri Feb 10, 12:51:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Thanks Mary, I expect you get a lot of frost feathers of your own!

Fri Feb 10, 05:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Mary said...

Yep, we get some frost feathers periodically. Our most talked about recent weather phenomenon, other than a lack of snow and higher than normal temps, was the hoarfrost we had last weekend.

Mon Feb 13, 01:09:00 am  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

Brrrrrrr! (Not that we're having a stunning summer - very grey). :(

Mon Feb 13, 04:02:00 am  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Mary: hoarfrost can be pretty too, actually - thinking about it - winter weather can be a lot more interesting than summer's offerings.

Kay: Whatever the weather in your bit of NZ it always seems atmospheric. You live in a beautiful place.

Mon Feb 13, 11:39:00 am  

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