Yesterday we were expecting a "polar blast" . A perk of New Zealand being "down south". It was expected to hit on Sunday morning, and then be lovely and sunny on Monday morning. Sunday morning was lovely, very mild. I kept an eye on the hills across the road. Snow was expected down to 300 metres, 200 in some places. We traditionally don't normally ever get snow in Palmerston North, but last year had the same thing happen. Palmerston North has lots of ranges running to the east of the city, the Ruahine Ranges in the north and the Tararua Ranges in the south. These ranges divide the east and west coasts. These are often coated in snow during winter.
Late in the afternoon, about 4pm, the gray snow clouds rolled in and dusted the tops of the hills. Very exciting! And very pretty. I spent most of the evening, before it got dark watching the hills for more snow. It was much more entertaining than watching tv!
This morning it was all still there. I wish we got snow this close every winter. It looks lovely.
There is no wind this morning so the air is still and really cold!
Well time to go light the fire again, and make a large bowl of porridge!
Hope you are all keeping warm or enjoying the summer months!