Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreign

Where we live in Queensland, Australia, the climate is temperate and the Winters are cool and dry. The last time it snowed was August 1984. It was in the middle of the night and the snow was completely gone by morning. 1800 kilometres south, the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park has an average maximum Winter temperature of 5 Β° and even in mid-Summer the weather can change dramatically in minutes. The September day we travelled on the Lyell Highway from Strahan to Lake St Clair snow was forecast down to 400 metres. So even though we were still in our own country this beautiful, white landscape was very foreign to us. It was also very exciting as we had never seen snow fall before.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreign

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  2. Nice photos – especially the close up of the snow on the leaves, and the fence with the snow on it. We are so used to seeing snow here (though not so much now that I have moved to the south of England from Scotland) that it’s easy to forget that others haven’t ever seen it.

  3. It was almost dark when I was taking the close up photos and a young man who was a staff member at the National Park came out of the centre, saw what I was doing, laughed and said, “You must be from Queensland!” He said it’s always easy to pick Queenslanders because they get so excited about seeing snow. πŸ™‚

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