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The White Blanket

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Sunday July 24, 2011

Holmes Hill, New Zealand

Caption: Yes on the odd occasion it snows in Oamaru, this time down to sea level. Last one we had was about 7 years ago. Wonderful

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23. Danube
8:18 PM GMT on July 26, 2011
Congratulations!!!!!
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22. fotomacc
6:54 AM GMT on July 25, 2011
Great shot Tony.

I see they reckon we may have even had a bit of sleet up here in Jafaland. :-)
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21. astrophotographer
9:11 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
This has been a great weather event as the prediction is for a bit more this pm. I certainly hope so.A bit hairy coming to work today as the 4WD in front of us was slipping and sliding all over the road but my little Suzuki Wagon was good in the snow. No problem at all and made it to work.
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20. radiodizzy
7:53 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
I'll take some of that snow off your hands. That would be a sure way to cool off. Very Nice.
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19. minou
7:29 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Extremely interesting weather event! Well captured! I would love to dive into this image!
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18. articcat36
7:26 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
that looks so very inviting. here in arizona, u.s.a. it has been hot hot hot. i am ready for fall and cooler weather.
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17. purrpal
4:39 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Ah, looks so nice. Broiling here in the States
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
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16. ofieldstream
4:24 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
I hear Tasmania is getting some good snows in their mountains as well. 

Thanks for the 'refreshing' scene!  We here in the Hot, Hot, Hot USA Midwest (Hoosierville specifically) are enjoying a bit of a respite thanks to a thunderstorm front that just passed through. 

Daytime temps are currently (73F!) in the under-80 range for the first time in a couple of weeks.

Rain is much needed and appreciated. Hard to imagine how dry it has gotten with all the rains we had earlier this year.  However, according to our forecast, the temps are supposed to shoot back UP again.  ".\ YUK.  

And now, we downstate from Chicago, did NOT get their 7" of rain yesterday.  No one needs that much rain, that fast.

Enjoy your snow..!!!  

les O'fieldstream
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15. LeeWx
3:45 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Thanks for posting. Makes us actually long for winter here in this overly hot summer here in the U.S..
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14. ednorton1
3:06 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Great shot, odd seeing snow when its 95 F with drought here in Wilmington, Delaware in USA.
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13. benft
3:05 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
wonderful to see this in sweltering July up here!
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12. Springluce
3:01 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
I love your photo. I envy your cold weather and snow. In Edgewood, TX yesterday it was 107F (in Dallas it was a mere 104!).
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11. foxinsane
2:46 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Caught me off guard...have a tendency to forget that the southern hemisphere is having winter...keep warm, and enjoy. From all of us here in the Caribbean where it's 80 degrees in the shade. :)
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10. jerseyshoretoo
2:14 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Wonderful shot and must have brought some joy to the kids, and grownups:)
As mentioned above-we could use some of that nice cool stuff here too!
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9. gingyb
2:07 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
I agree with Bettyfrance, if you look long enough maybe it will cool us down. Thanks for sharing
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8. suzi46
1:55 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
refreshing to see something cool here in the hot USA!! enjoy! :)
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7. gilg72
1:53 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Wow! Wonderful image. We need some of that, here in Taos NM. NOW!! Thank you for sharing.
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6. 36Bravo
1:13 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Snow ever 7 years! It is abiut as rare in Holmes Hill as it is in Alvin, Texas.
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5. tngardener
12:25 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Go South for the summer; way South. Nice winter photo.
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4. BettyFrance
11:41 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
IF I look long enough at it, maybe I will be cooler. Nice picture, looks so pretty.
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3. Rutabagas
9:03 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
Nice winter scene, in contrast to the miserable heat in much of the U.S. (though not in Oregon, where I live).
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2. Hotzenwaelder
8:34 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
Amazing, but then it is winter in New Zealand I guess.
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1. ShakedIsrael
8:33 AM GMT on July 24, 2011
nice photo, snow is great :)
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR only...it was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. A surprise celebration awaited me at work the other day, to mark my 50 years in Radiography, a long time in one profession, but an enjoyable time and would I choose the same path in life, yes I would. I have met many wonderful people even though their time on this planet was limited, they have been a person I will remember fondly.At last I have acquired a Canon 5D Mkii. It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a full frame digital camera. The wide angle lenses are great and cover the 180 degrees I have longed for when photographing the aurora. The definition if the photos is quite amazing and I am very pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for some more photos.

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