Saturday, August 18, 2018

The weather

BAD is in Charleston.

We had a day of 20 (68F) degrees last week. It was a bit windy though and did not feel like 20. Not bad for winter, all the same. But how exciting. Tomorrow it will only reach 11 (52F) degrees and there will be snow down to 500 metres. See the hills in the background of my header photo? They are known as the Dandenong Ranges, or just The Dandenongs and the forecast is the highest parts will get a 5cm snow covering, the best fall for ten years.

I bet when you think of Australia and kangaroos, this image from ABC would not be the first picture that pops into your head.




24 comments:

  1. Our weather has been all over the shop too. Some chilly ones (and yes snow on nearby hills) and some surprisingly warm ones.
    Roos adapt well to a range of conditions don't they?

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    1. EC, I don't think 'roos could live for long in snow, but a few days are ok. Maybe wallabies would do better.

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  2. No kangaroos and snow do not go together.
    Merle...........

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    1. Merle, yet they seem to cope.

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  3. Except for the mountain range from NSW down into Victoria, snow should be banned in Australia. The poor animals have no protection.

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    1. Hels, they have coexisted in Australia for a long time. Perhaps they were safe from being hunted by the Aborigines if they took to the snow.

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  4. We very occasionally have snow, but no Roos.

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    1. Cro, they are to be found in France though. They are certainly not an endangered species here.

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  5. It is still winter...let's hope we get a bit more before the heat of summer descends causing us to melt.

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    1. Lee, some 22 degree days would be welcome here. Not so bad for you. Do you have that second bar of the radiator turned on?

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  6. Unreal image. I feel for my daughter and family when I see the forecasts for Melbourne. Football for Fox today too Brrr.

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    1. Diane, if was morning, Fox would have been ok. It really hasn't been bad lately, but this weekend is bad.

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  7. We're sliding into fall now. I enjoy the fall, but winter follows. Our winters are mild, but we do get snow, as you know, from time to time. It's nice to be looking forward to summer!

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    1. Walt, fall is the nicest season here, cooler, crisp mornings, sunny days, little wind. Well, that is the idealised version.

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  8. Is that snow or white desert sand? either way there's not much food there for that kangaroo. I don't think I could handle temps cold enough for snow. We're getting down to 9C at night and that's plenty cold enough for me.

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    1. River, definitely snow. I think kangaroos know enough to move snow away to get to grass, but if it was really deep, I think they would be in trouble. The cold of snow weather is not so bad. It is when it is combined with wind that it is really bad.

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  9. Andrew, (Late Again). Our 7 week U.K. heatwave finally came to an end quite recently. Now it's back down to a normal 23c. So I don't think we'll complain this year.

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    1. Dee, 23 in London sounds perfect. Now you need rain all over the country.

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  10. What an amazing and unexpected image! It doesn't look stressed though.

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    1. Grace, there are a lot of photos of kangaroos in snow out there on the web. They seem to manage ok.

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  11. Kangaroos in snow. Never heard of it.

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    1. Mark, most people would not think of them in snow, nor at the beach or swimming in the sea, but they do both of those too.

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  12. Well, now I have heard it all! Kangaroos in snow and swimming in the ocean! That's a new one on me! :)

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    1. Maribeth, they are rather amazing animals, perfected by hundreds of thousands of years of evolution.

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