Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A trip to the snow: Part 2

Some more photos from our trip to the snow:

The snow beneath this tree was extremely soft and shortly after this photo was taken I got that sinking feeling and ended up thigh-deep in snow:

The village from a distance:

Mr. Almost-16 being rescued by Dad:

Me playing around whilst the kids were at their lessons:

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A trip to the snow: Part 1

Last week we drove to the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales to spend a few days in the snow. The night before we left I slept like a babe, believing I had conquered the art of packing. Well, of course I had. I had made lists and even lists of all the various lists (hubby's stuff, my stuff, each of the children's stuff, a list of the snacks along the way to keep the troops as happy as can be for the five hour trip etc). It was all perfectly planned. And after having been on the road for a good hour and a half, we saw the landscape of our great southern land, the resistance of evergeens with their leaves intact versus the grey trunks and naked limbs of the deciduous ones. I had better get my camera out, I thought to myself. That was when I realised I had done what no self-respecting blogger could do...I forgot my camera! After what felt like an aeon of panicking, Mr Almost-16 quickly reminded me that I did indeed have a camera on me, the one on my mobile phone.

I'd like to share some of these with you. Just click on photo of choice to enlarge.
On our way to Canberra, our nation's capital which is in the Australian Capital Territory:

Poplars as we approach Canberra:

Views from Telstra Tower, overlooking Canberra:

Lake Burley Griffin, named after Canberra's designer:

On our way to the Snowy Mountains:

Approaching Bredbo, the village of Poplars:

Grey gums, some dead and some alive:

Rock- and boulder-covered landscape:

Our first glimpse of the snow-sprinkled mountains:

A light covering of snow at Thredbo:

Keeping busy at Thredbo:

Hey, this is Australia, it's not that cold:

And all from a mobile phone camera!

There will be another part to this series.

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