Snow!

Snow

Snow

The first smattering of white lightly covers the ground.

Snow 2

Snow 2

Hey, Wait a minute! I thought you said it never snowed in Cape Town?

Snow 3

Snow 3

You’re right! This is buffalo grass and blossom.

Well what do you expect from the Other Down Under – except Other Snow?

So where is all this “snow” coming from anyway?

Syringa Tree

Syringa Tree

Hundreds of tiny white blossoms from my syringa tree in full bloom.

 

30 thoughts on “Snow!

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Oh No! Every one should see snow – and the sea – at least once! I used to play in snow in UK as a kid, and tho it snows in quite a few places in SA, it only snows very rarely – on the mountains – in CT, never on the ground.
      Don’t you get snow on your mountains? This is my wish list for you – to frolic in snow during the next year! 🙂

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  1. Pebbles On The Road

    I’d much rather have syringa tree snow than the real thing any day. Here in North Texas we get 70 degrees one day, almost freezing the next (like today). Makes it so hard to acclimate to the cold. It’s autumn here right now, winter hasn’t even begun and already I MISS SPRING!!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw! Drastic temp changes make us all sick! Technically you only have to last till Dec 22nd (?) and then the sun will be on its way back to you! 🙂

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Yeah, I remember Jan being the coldest in UK; it usually snowed then. And you knew spring was on the way when you saw little snow drops pushing thro the snow 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Too much I guess? You always miss that which you no longer have! (Grew up in N England) The quirks of being human! 🙂

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  2. ady

    For a moment I got confused too ! I am at higher latitude and yet it never snows here ! They don’t call me tubelight for nothing 😛 Thanks for finally posting the close-up of Syringa blossoms… They must be making your place dreamy 🙂

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Sorry for not replying earlier – I don’t know where this comment was hiding, but I’ve just found it in my dashboard! Yes, it is the pollen that causes all the allergies. I suppose too small to see – or else just my limited camera abilities 🙂

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      2. ady

        not due to camera problem.They middle portions are closed tight,may be they open during pollination or the pollens are somewhere else 🙂

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      3. scifihammy Post author

        My vision is pretty bad – but it does look to me like the centre of one blossom has little whiteish stamen?
        All I know is that long after the blossom there are orange berries on the tree, which the squirrels sometimes eat. 🙂

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