Monday, June 04, 2007

It's snowing at Bells Beach!


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The weather here has been quite crazy here in Geelong. First there was a very long drought when parts of the rivers became cracked earth, then some rain, even torrential, a landspout, a dust-storm, the hottest May night on record, and then yesterday afternoon about 6 p.m. it snowed at Jan Juc in the Bells Beach area! This is about 20 minutes by car from Geelong. It is really strange to have snow near the sea here. Perhaps it happens every fifteen years or so in Geelong.

The last time I remember it snowed in Geelong was the day after a Fiji relative arrived in Australia in her summer dress and flip-flops. The snow banked up alongside the church next to our house! Yesterday near the city area here there was flaky kind of hail so perhaps that was actually snow.

Our youngest son came back from Fiji last night and now he's bunkered down beside the heater as he finds even inside the house very cold.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Penny said...

Dreadful news about the accident at kerang, i hope you didnt know any one involved.
It has been very cold here.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Penny, I rang my brother's household in Swan Hill and the names were not given out at that stage. Later I heard that at least two people were from Swan Hill and another two from Robinvale. I might post something about these railway crossings because they are dangerous as they are. I've been on that train line hundreds of times and on the road too.
w.

4:40 AM  
Anonymous Poetry said...

Of Fly Catchers and hidden lakes.


Of sleeping lizards and morning dew.

It is of birdsong and misty dawns

and fleeced clouds floating in a still pool.


The waters ripple awake in the gathering morn.





The first water birds head out for the far shore.

4:50 AM  

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