Wednesday, June 14, 2006

"Does it ever get cold in Canberra?"

Several people have asked this question recently. These photos were taken at 7 o'clock this morning, just after sunrise. This was a -7º C (20º F) frost, which followed the -6º frost yesterday; we can expect similar tomorrow morning. Although the days have been fine and sunny the maximum temperature has been around 8º C (46º F). So yes, it does get cold in Canberra. On Sunday I put the thermometer on the letterbox and in just a few minutes it was down to 3º in the cold south-easterly wind.

I'm sure the frost would have been thicker in other places, but this was the best I could do in dressing-gown and slippers.











Tree dahlias finally succumbed.



Regal Pelargoniums. I hope they won't be cut back too much.

Frozen, crunchy ground.



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10 comments:

Jude said...

Yikes! That looks seriously cold. Hope all your lovely botanical handiwork survives the coming months.

Peggy said...

Wish I were there wearing a heavy sweater drinking a cup of tea walking around your garden... here you either need a swimsuit for all the rain or as little clothing as possible for all the heat! Love all your photos.

ms*robyn said...

yep, that looks pretty much like my garden the past few days. brr it is cold & I am loving it!!!
Alice, does it get cold in Canberra? haha

PEA said...

Frost can be so damaging to plants and flowers but I'm always amazed at how beautiful it can make everything look too...especially when the trees are all frosted up! We had frost last week...and it's our Spring here!! At least now it's starting to warm up nicely again so we may get a summer after all! lol

Tammy said...

Brrrrrrrr...

Sharon K said...

Your pictures look good with the light frost, just another look of mother nature at work. Stay warm............

HORIZON said...

Your a brave soul Alice- can see you hopping around in your slippers!
:)
So glad it is summertime here- winters are too long.
Perhaps will do the same come our Christmas time.
lol

Zoey said...

Alice,
that looks lovely -- as long it's in your part of the world--LOL.

Kerri said...

You've caught the morning sun shining on the frost so beautifully. I can envision you in your dressing-gown and slippers flitting around with your trusty camera. You're a funny one Alice :) It certainly looks cold, but still beautiful. We had temps of about 46ºF (8C) over the weekend...much too cold! But we have our sunshine back now, thank heavens! I'm off to do some planting!

Val said...

I will speak out for what others are wanting to ask: let's have a photo of Alice in her dressing gown and slippers! But brrrr! I wouldn't have gone outside at all in that cold. Glad you did though, the photos are beautiful.