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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Snow in Pretoria?

Today was such fun!

“This has been the bestest day ever” my son, Reece proclaimed earlier when he saw snow for the first time in his 11 years. I have never seen snow here in Pretoria before in my lifetime – so this has been special.

I had been hearing about the snow in Johannesburg this morning and was amazed when I drove out our estate gate to see snow flakes falling!

I picked Reece up at school and was driving him to the orthodontist and the weather was growing steadily worse and suddenly, we were in snow. The more we drove, the more it snowed.

The best part was how it seemed to put an instant good-humoured smile on everyone’s faces. The cars were full of people grinning in awe at a spectacle we simply never see here.

Cold? Who cares?! It’s such fun!

As I drove home again, the trees were dusted in downy white flakes and the ground was a pretty wonderland. Unfortunately it melted fairly quickly, but it certainly was fun while it lasted.

Reece even had his head out the skylight roof of the car and was so impressed when he popped back in again with snowflakes in his hair.

My dad took some photos of our house and garden while I was out:





Judith has never seen snow before.

I just love this photo of her, her face says it all :


I keep looking at the horizon waiting hoping for some more dark clouds….and trying to keep warm!!