Sunday, October 29, 2006

More winter photos

Some time ago, Hallam asked for some photos of winter scenes from around here in Oropi. It's taken me a while to get these together, but they will supplement what I posted before. You can click on the thumbnails to view larger versions, and if they're not detailed enough email me and I'll send bigger images.

We're well into spring now, of course, and while the frosts are over, we're still having the occasional cold blasts. Today, however, it's been completely overcast the whole day, raining off and on, and now the guti has rolled in. The girls have taken the opportunity to spend much of the day making Christmas decorations, from the kits that Angela sent us last year. I'll post some of those photos later.

This is a shot down the valley from our house, on a frosty morning,

and one up the valley, with Treacle (the cow) looking on.

Hannah, testing the ice ...

Diana, I think you'll be familiar with this subject, from a photo taken in Inyanga our youth. Here it's Louise, Camilla and Hannah trying to be cheerful about this unreasonable request:

Some very odd ice crystal structures on our driveway ... made a wonderful crunching sound when Lesley and I walked over them on our way to meet the school bus at the gate.

... and more interesting ice crystals in a pond on the corner of Gluepot and Oropi Roads, on our way driving to Oropi School.

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