Instant Winter

It sleeted and pelted wet snow Tuesday night in Chirstchurch, but up in the Port Hills it snowed.  Thursday was gorgeous sunny so Milo and I took a drive up Dyers Pass.  I had been feeling pretty grumpy about winter and it's associated goose bumps, but as soon as we saw snow it all changed--now I hope we can plan a weekend snowshoe trip somewhere in the mountains.  Amazing what a bit of white will do for the spirits.  Milo like it too, and it's quite a novelty for him.

It sleeted and pelted wet snow Tuesday night in Chirstchurch, but up in the Port Hills it snowed. Thursday was gorgeous sunny so Milo and I took a drive up Dyers Pass. I had been feeling pretty grumpy about winter and it’s associated goose bumps, but as soon as we saw snow it all changed–now I hope we can plan a weekend snowshoe trip somewhere in the mountains. Amazing what a bit of white will do for the spirits. Milo like it too, and it’s quite a novelty for him.  Plus, the day was calm and sunny and really quite warm for winter. 

We spent a few minutes chucking hunks of snow over the bank.  "One, Two, Three, Boom!"  Lyttelton Harbor is in the background.

We spent a few minutes chucking hunks of snow over the bank. “One, Two, Three, Boom!” Lyttelton Harbor is in the background.

Stamping on Mommy's shadow is a new favorite activity for Milo.  He giggles while I squeal and run away.  Summit Rd is perfect for this--open and quiet.

Stamping on Mommy’s shadow is a new favorite activity for Milo. He giggles while I squeal and run away. Summit Rd is perfect for this–open and quiet.

"Under!" Milo declares.  It took me a minute to compute, but he was the bridge and the water was going under him.  Ah, the simple joys of a two year old!

“Under!” Milo declares. It took me a minute to compute, but he was the bridge and the water was going under him. Ah, the simple joys of a two year old!

Yup, this is our yard the same week, no snow down in Christchurch city.  Milo was a good helper for raking leaves and squishing them down in the compost bin.  Plus he's a fun little companion, all the more so since he's become so chatty.  Still just single words strung together, but you get a window into what he's thinking.

Yup, this is our yard the same week, no snow down in Christchurch city. Milo was a good helper for raking leaves and squishing them down in the compost bin. Plus he’s a fun little companion, all the more so since he’s become so chatty. Still just single words strung together, but you get a window into what he’s thinking.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Instant Winter

  1. Good to hear you’re ready for your 1st winter in NZ. Milo looks precious in his winter sweater, hats & boots. We are finally getting greenery for spring in AK – 2 1/2 weeks behind schedule. I saw a mama moose with newborn this morning coming back from Tsalteshi Trails with D&V. Hope you get lots of whiteness!

  2. It does seem odd seeing your landscape turn white and Milo packing leaves into the compost when we feel like we’ve been thrust into August here – 90+ the last three days and humid (not my fav). And in the midst of it we moved Gordy and family to NH.
    I love that Milo is becoming your little chatty companion – he is such a cutie 🙂

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