Monday, 25 July 2011

Winter in Christchurch

Oh my oh my. Snow in Christchurch. Got up this morning and all was white. The most snow I've seen since we live in Christchurch. It might look nice but the trouble is the city is down again. I think they didn't invent the snow plough  here because I haven't seen any yet. I tried to go to work this morning and had a little spin and got stuck twice. The second time I got stuck was on an intersection and luckily I was just starting to cross. The motor was roaring but I didn't move a centimeter. I had to dig the wheels out of the snow with my foot before I could move on again. I realised that this was not good and I started my trip home. Afraid that I wouldn't get there at all as it started snowing heavily.



Our garden in the morning


The roads are nearly empty. The only cars on the road are four wheel drives and a few other crazy ones (like me)
A farm with a white paddock which we can see from our kitchen window
"Hi Rufus what do you think? pretty white huh, fancy a stroll?"
"Nah better get inside before we turn into snowballs"
Sculpture of a snow man/bear. He won't live long as the temperature is rising :)

23 comments:

  1. We got quite a bit of snow here in Stratford and it's still falling!
    Lovely photos!

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  2. That back garden.......Oh how I remember that!

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  3. we had it last winter in Holland. looks like the same winter turned around to the other side of the world.

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  4. Lol … that might have been a snowman with a hat until its head started melting and now it’s a bear. Here I am in the summer of my world but I certainly have seen snowfalls in winter. Traveling in snow is difficult and it would be lovely if we could simply go sledding or sit by a warm fire until it all clears away. :)

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  5. I'm not surprised you've had snow. It's so cold up here, I knew it must be snowing in many places.

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  6. Send some of that cold weather to South Carolina, we're baking up here.

    Great pictures! Can't wait for our winter to begin.

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  7. It looks so beautiful - but tricky for travelling by all accounts. Nice snowman.

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  8. Did you wake up and thought you were back in Holland?

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  9. Lovely pics, Marja. I've taken the liberty of putting them on my site so as to make the yankees a bit jealous, as they are rather 'warm' at the mo!! lol.

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  10. Wow, it's so odd to see snow when it's so damn hot here, lol. Of course I bet you think the same thing come December. ha ha ha. Beautiful pics!

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  11. I've never lived in a snowy region, so there is very little knowledge about the experience of snow...except it is very cold and can disrupt many things, from phone lines, power cables and transportation etc. etc. Hope it is not to that extent in Christchurch. Nice pictures.

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  12. It sure looks pretty but glad you escaped any incident on the roads.

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  13. Oh my, snow!
    Love all the pictures!
    But it looks like a lot of snow and can make it difficult to be on the roads.
    This summer has been so hot here, I think I'd really like some of that beautiful snow!

    Take care, Marja.

    Margie x

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  14. I couldn't even imagine that it snows in NZ! It is so pleasant to see these nice photos while awful heat torments central Russia.
    My best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  15. OMG,Marja such a lot of snow in NZ!It looks like to winter time in the Nederlands!I never thought so much snow in NZ!Crazy!But the photos are very beautiful.
    Our summer here is in this year very different- one day is it like in autumn and on the next day is it warm and wet(humid).

    Groetjes,Steffi

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  16. You are right .. they dont have snow ploughs in CHCH: they do have a few blades they can attach to the front of some council trucks to some snow work ... not worth all the money a real one would cost for very little use :)

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  17. Hi Heather how are you. You are so right but stil, there should be a better solution than closing a hole city down for 2 days.The city is already poor enough. Maybe throwing salt on the streets.

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  18. Looks like you had fun making the snowman/bear! We made a snowman with a reindeer but someone came along and squashed them!

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  19. Oh Marja, you down in Christchurch, our hometown. Gee out hearts break everytime we think of what our family and friends are going through there. Enjoy the snow. Going to refer your site to some friends. Being Dutch she'll love reading here!
    http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-moment-friday-29th.html

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  20. Wow. And holy cow. And wow, again. I'm at a loss for words. No dig out plan???

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  21. An incredible sight! My hubby said he could not remember any time when Chrsitchurch looked like this and he was there for some 30 or so years!

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  22. That is certainly a lot of snow even for Dutch standards!

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