Today , snow has fallen on much of the South Island, and parts of the Central North Island. In the far south, after torrential rain on Monday, that closed roads and flooded farmland and town areas as well, from 12 to 40 inches of thick white snow fell, blanketing the country in white. Roads are closed, schools closed, airports closed!!! Stay indoors, do not travel unless it is totally necessary, was the message from authorities.
The farm south of Dunedin had a huge amount fall, at times with gale force winds, bitterly cold, all vehicles staying in the garage.Stock were moved to higher ground, safely away from the rising river level. A few pics from today.
Many thanks to our family for photos, and to dogs and man for the photo shoot!!!
The front yard of the home just up the road, no cup of tea out there today.
This truck was not going anywhere .
Ralph was hoping his dog stayed right there, wet weather gear barely managing to keep the cold at bay. I promised not to do any post-processing on this photo!!!
The sheep were all moved to higher ground on Monday and Tuesday, guess they were hanging out for the hay delivery.
The woolshed is empty, no doubt a haven for anyone wanting a roof over their head on a freezing day, top temperature of ZERO Celsius!!! ( According to data from the internet)
Heading home, the snow blanketed the view with white, and continued to fall thickly. Tractor and blade made sure the road was levelled safely, as the snow was starting to feel very crunchy underfoot.
A quirky part of the snowy landscape, white top hat, white cycling gloves, pity the seat was so hard to sit on, maybe better to leave it right there for the day.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ One snowflake is fragile, but when many get stuck together,
look what they can do”
Greetings from Jean