Thursday, August 18, 2011

Winter in Auckland

This post is for those of you who are feeling sorry for us because we happened to end up in Auckland during one of the coldest winters in 50 years, with more snow in New Zealand than they've had in 50 years.  I thought I'd show you a couple of winter photos I took last Saturday:






As you can see, it's been a rough winter for us.  We had to laugh at the news the day of a big storm last week.  There was a big debate over whether they could officially say it snowed in Auckland.  They couldn't decide if it was a few flakes of snow, or just a bit of sleet, or hail.  Whatever it was, it melted before it hit the ground.   I have to say, however, that there was considerable snow in the southern part of the north island, as well as the south island, and since there are no provisions to remove snow because it is so rare, it did cause problems for a while.

8 comments:

diane b said...

It still sounds awfully cold to me but I guess you are used to it. Love the flowers and the flowering tree shot.

Sandra said...

sounds just like our winters here in FL, so happy you found a wonderful place to live and work

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Spring is on its way for you down under. Hang in there.

darlin said...

Karen your shots are amazing, sorry but I got a chuckle out of your "winter" there, here's what our winter looks like:

http://darleneslifeforayear.blogspot.com/2011/01/simple-math-in-alberta.html

Hsve a great day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If these pictures show winter,then I really feel sorry for you. NOT.
These are beautiful whatever the season.

Robin said...

Karen, glad you didn't get dumped on!

S. Etole said...

Those blooms are exquisite.

janc@mac.com said...

Now that's a winter I could love. The little girl is stunningly beautiful...as are the flowers.