Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Well, yesterday on the news they told us that it had been the coldest June morning for 27 years, and this morning has been even colder. Old Jack Frost has even been visiting my back balcony again. I wonder how my strawberries will cope with a second dose? Mid July is usually our coldest time, which is when the snow hits the mountains about an hours drive away. Hibernation time has come I think.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Winter has arrived!
Clear nights, cold changes, lower temperatures & no wind mean frost! Frost is something we rarely get in our little part of the world. Being at the top of the hill is one reason, as is all the houses around with all the warmth. Then there are the gum trees in the neighbour's yard which also give us a little shelter. It's not that Sydney doesn't get frost, it certainly does, every year. Our little suburb does too, but they usually appear down the hill closer to the river, or in the open parks.
This morning though was different. The temperatures plummeted below zero & Old Jack Frost decided he was going to visit. These were my strawberries, at 8am this morning, up high on my back balcony where the frost has not reached for a number of years. I wonder how long it will be before we see it up here again.