|Snow on Mount Pirongia - the most I've ever seen it covered|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!
Yesterday it snowed in Temple View. SNOWED! The whole country has been hit by a severe wintery blast and since Sunday it has been snowing in strange places like Taupo, Wellington and as far north as Auckland! Mount Pirongia had a nice dusting of snow in the morning - something I've only seen three times in my entire life!
The day was very cold but it had a different feeling to it. Somehow I knew that if it was ever going to snow in Temple View, yesterday would be the day! I kept looking out the window to see if it had started yet. About 12:30 we got a pelting of hail. Then about 1:00 I thought - I'm just going to have one last look out the window and luckily I did because lo and behold fine white flakes of snow were falling down from heaven! I quickly called Crystal then ran outside and jumped around like a crazy person. It was amazing! Soon there was enough to build a snowman and we had a huge snowball fight! Well I wish that happened, the truth is it melted as fast as it fell and stopped after about 2-3 minutes! But I don't care. I am 32 years old and for the first time in my life (maybe ever?) IT SNOWED IN TEMPLE VIEW!