A gorgeous day in mid-winter

1 08 2011

Two weeks ago, right smack bang in the middle of winter, we had a run of some gorgeous days. So I packed a picnic lunch and we drove to Mandurah for the day. Here are some photos showing just how magical some days can be in the middle of winter here in the south-west corner of Western Australia. It was warm enough in the sun to walk around in jeans and a t-shirt — no jacket required!

To see a picture full size, just click on the small version of it, then click it again once to zoom in.

On the way home, we detoured via the local shopping centre then caught some magical setting sun rays over the Leschenault Estuary, before seeing ‘Humphrey’ the camel testing out the grass on the other side of his paddock’s fence.

A magical day.

Since then, the weather has turned nasty. For the past few days we’ve had several stormy cold fronts pass over the south-west, with howling gale force winds and quite a bit of rain. As I write this morning, I can see some blue sky, but more fronts are expected later today and into this week. For the first time in about a decade, we’re on track to get our average rainfall — it’s been so dry over winter the past few years that it’s easy to think that this weather at the moment is exceptionally wet, but it’s not. It’s normal.


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