Mid-Winter in Australia

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Day before the storm Winter 2014

Sunshine mid-winter

Sunshine mid-winter

Camelia jewels mid winter

Camellia jewels

Mid-winter storm with winds up to 135km an hour.

Storm with winds up to 135km an hour.

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View from the study

Wonderful rain

Wonderful rain

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26 thoughts on “Mid-Winter in Australia

  1. prior

    love the variety – and it was hard to pick a fav – but that last one was a perfect way to wrap up the post and with the words “wonderful rain” – just a nice touch!
    🙂

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  2. bkpyett Post author

    Let’s hope it doesn’t get too cold there then! We rug up here too, as the fire is our only heating which is usually lit at 5pm, apart from really cold days.

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  3. raroto

    Hi Barbara! I must compliment you for these lovely photos. My favorite has to be the scene from the round window pane. Somehow you made the stormy weather look so inviting… 🙂

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  4. joannesisco

    Love the pictures – especially the tall orange spikey plant. Winter definitely looks different in your part of the world 🙂
    The view from your study looks gorgeous – even with the pouring rain. Stay dry and warm 🙂

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Thanks Joanne, we are very cosy and we’re enjoying seeing the the tanks fill with water. The orange plant is Aloe arborescens ‘Variegata’. It is a succulent and very hardy, needing no attention, and no extra water. The children tried to bottle the gel from the leaves as it is supposed to be a healer, good for burns.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      I guess there’s a plus and minus to every situation! I do love a good storm, but at least you don’t have to have any heating on. 🙂

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