September 7, 2012
Starting points to use
- There was only one chance
- It rained/snowed all day
- I never wanted
- I loved…
- I hated…
It snowed all day
Last year Monday August 15, 2011 it snowed the whole day on and off in Upper Hutt. This sounds ridiculous but it is true. It is not supposed to snow near sea level . That is what some people told me. Well it happened last year. It was the heaviest snow in 40 years in Upper Hutt.
To me, as a South African who had never really seen snow it was an adventure.
It started snowing late afternoon . I saw that the sky was dark but did not think it was snowing. Opening my backdoor it was as if I were in a fairy tale. Everything was covered in snow. The next day it snowed all day( this was the Monday). My son and his partner visited my after work and we enjoyed playing in the snow.
Another snowy incident was September 09, 1981. This was in South Africa. My son was only one month old. It was cold and we had snow on the Highveld. At that time I lived in a parkhome in Secunda in the old Transvaal. I put on my boots and had a nice walk around in the snow. This is very special because it does not snow in South Africa. Only on the high mountain tops . This year beginning August 2012 it snowed again in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
This is really unbelievable. We don’t know what the weather can bring.
Scrapbook pages of the snow September 09, 1981.
Secunda South Africa.
Next two photos
Snow Upper Hutt August 15, 2011
Down the drive way.
Trompie on the deck at the back.
Quick writing: 10 minutes.
Words to use: cold, support, dining, insufficient, walk
Every morning I take my favorite friend and dog- buddy for a walk. Wintertime it’s between 7:45 to 8:15am. Summertime I’ll walk earlier. It is very relaxing and fresh when I take my first morning walk. Come rain, come snow I ‘ll go. It is now going to be my third year that I take these early morning walks.
Then between 9:30 to 10:00pm I take Trompie(that’s my buddy) for his longer walk up the hill, around the grove and back again. I also take him for his walk at about 4:00 pm. This is our afternoon walk. We go down the road, up some steps to the other side of the hill , around to the main street and then back up my road again. Takes about 30 minutes walk.
At first, while Trompie was still young ,I took him by car to the duck pond for his walk. Sorry to say,this wasn’t good enough for me because I did not do much walking.
The walking is not only for Trompie it is also to keep me fit and going!
Latest photo of Trompie.