I’m cold. I have cleaned the ash out the fireplace, a never ending chore at this time of year and at times quite difficult when I haven’t actually let the fire go out. Shovelling ash out of one side and pushing burning coals and wood to the other side without setting myself on fire is a skill I never would have guessed I needed. If you do this remember not to leave the bucket on the wooden verandah to cool down. Don’t laugh, someone locally set their house on fire doing that very thing. Ok, you can laugh, we did.
It is cloudy and at times pouring with rain. Perched on the side of our little hill here it is like we are living on the edge of the world surrounded by a swirling white nothingness. If I could see the other side of the valley I am sure the tops of the hills would still have the snow I could see the other day and not being able to see it doesn’t make me feel any better. I still know that the chill in the breeze came straight off those icy hilltops. Britannia Creek weather station (britanniacreek.com) is only a stones throw from the end of my verandah and it is telling me that it is 5.6 degrees. Yep. It’s cold….
I couldn’t think of anything to search for on Trove today as my brain was frozen so I went with what I knew. Articles about the cold. I’m whinging, but as this article shows there have been colder days and at times snow in the city. That is something that is not likely to occur today no matter how cold we think it is.
I was very hopeful that when I woke up this morning that there would be snow out in the garden but I was sadly disappointed. The man of the house was horrified at the mere suggestion as he hates snow and the cold. Oh well, the cold weather is forecast to continue so maybe I will get my snowy garden soon.