image Snapshot Sunday on Monday: Sleet

Sleet falling in my garden this evening.

The first two days of spring were lovely and sunny and so was Sunday morning so I planned to take a walk to the local scrapyard to take some photos for Snapshot Sunday. However, as our  mum always used to say “Do what you have to do before you do what you want to do.” I thought that first I had better wash the walls and ceiling in my passage as they are next on the painting list.

By the time I had done that the wind had come up and the rain had begun. So no walk.

Today was even worse with freezing temperatures and snow in the hills. I rarely get snow at my place, this evening at about 6pm it was raining heavily as it had been for most of the day and I looked out to see that there was sleet which would probably have turned into snow had it not been so wet. I took this photo out the back door. This is sleet not my dirty windows.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. We had really strong winds and snow and it was bloody freezing. No walk for us either. Stayed by the heater all afternoon with the dogs and cats and watched a DVD while drinking hot tea.


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