Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes

Past Winters

It seems strange to be posting pictures of winter in mid-summer especially now when we’re in the midst of drought, heatwaves and fire. Here are some from my archives. First, of all are a couple taken in Oatlands in wintertime.

Late afternoon on a July day in Oatlands.
Topiary, Lake Dulverton, Oatlands Tasmania 2013

“Flush Away Winter” in Geeveston 2015

Enjoying the party in 2015

The last snow I saw, near Geeveston 2017.

Untouched snow. This is about as heavy as it usually gets in Geeveston although higher altitudes will get more.


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 WordPress.com 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.


  1. I would have to use snow from 2016 since we had very little last year and even less this year. Though it DID snow last night. It’ looked like a lot, but the weather got really warm today and all of it melted away before lunchtime. So you do get a bit of snow? I am never sure. Snow probably sounds like a good idea these days.

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    • In the Huon Valley the surrounding hills get snow in winter from time to time. It usually melts within a day or two unless there was a prolonged cold spell. Friends of mine who live outside the townships of Geeveston and Franklin would get a bit if it snowed. Where I lived, almost at sea level I had snow in my garden twice in 17 years. Snow in large quantities is rare enough for people to get excited about it. I think the biggest snow we had was in the winter of 2015 when schools were closed for a couple of days and the bus to Hobart couldn’t run. Older folk tell me that winters used to be colder and snow would last longer on the ground than it does these days.


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