GOODBYE WINTER

Two children and snow man, Tasmania

My favourite season has passed by once more. This winter saw a bit of snow and a lot of rain. Good rain, preparing the ground for summer. It was a randomly warm day yesterday, the second day of spring with 20° here and 26 down south. It’s back to 11 and rain again today with […]

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Winter was beautiful “up back”

Blizzard at Lake Parangana on tri-x film by Jade Austen

But now she loved winter. Winter was beautiful “up back” – almost intolerably beautiful. Days of clear brilliance. Evenings that were like cups of glamour – the purest vintage of winter’s wine. Nights with their fire of stars. Cold, exquisite winter sunrises. Lovely ferns of ice all over the windows of the Blue Castle. Moonlight […]

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…and then came the rain.

Flooding at the Deloraine Train Park

For the past few weeks, in fact for most of July, it has been raining. Deloraine has had 170mm this month and the ground is spongy. The Meander River recorded its highest total July rainfall on record of 224mm, and has broken its banks several times. 2021 Floods | Deloraine | Tri-X & F2

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HUT AT LADY LAKE

Interior of Lady Lake Hut at the top of Higgs Track, Great Western Tiers.

It was a Friday. It was the first snow of the season, so I went where I usually go when it snows. The first part of the track to Lady Lake Hut was fairly ordinary, Dale Brook was flowing fast beneath the bridge and scatterings of unremarkable brown fungi were visible along the rooty rocky […]

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AFTER RAIN

Morning sunlight on myrtles after rain | Portra 160

Snow was forecast on this late winter day so we decided to keep the kids home from school and spend a night in Hills Hut up on Parsons Track. Overnight the snow fell as rain where we were and it was loud on the thin tin roof. I woke every hour or so to put […]

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