Friday, June 11, 2010

A little bit of snow....

On Tuesday I was wondering if we would be able to make down to Levin to attend our friend's funeral as the main highway through the Desert Road was closed for most of the day due to snow and ice.  However Wednesday dawned a reasonable nice day and although the road has been closed overnight it was due to open around 8.00am.  As it takes around 4 hours from here to there I knew we would be okay.  And what a lovely sight it was too....
These were taken out the window of a moving car so excuse the quality
It was a real winter wonderland.  This had been the first big snow dump on the Desert Road this winter.  The snow in places was right to the edge of the road.   However all that snow did mean it was quite cold down in Levin.   Today travelling back along this road - NO SNOW-  it had been raining so it was all melted.

Glad to be back home in the warmer climes of Auckland and catching up on all the wonder creations people have done.

The wonderful Kathy is having a giveaway for her first year of blogging and it is a BIGGIE - see my side bar and go visit her blog... you will just love it... she is SO talented!!!

Well I'm off to pack the stamp kit up for stamp group tomorrow.  Have to get hubby to drop me off as the car still won't go :-(  Have to get the AA out tomorrow to have a look.  So with him taking me I have to par down what I take!!!!  Have a couple of ideas in mind as I have a birthday or two coming up, some challenges I want to enter.... and with going away for 5 days next Friday need to get the A into G and get them finished!!!!
Hope everyone has a great weekend. - and please enter my giveaway by commenting here.

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a scenery Dawn! I used to live in very cold temperatures and snow caves that was almost taller than me when I was a kid...good times! Have fun at your stamp class tomorrow, always look forward to the fun creations from all the ladies!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh yay is it snow in your place Dawn..is it now winter Dawn...we have summer in Germany..have fun with your stamp class dear...will see your creations after the class...hugs

donna mikasa said...

Amazing photos--from a moving car! I love the majesty of the mountains in the last photo...thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous scenic views for your drive...it does seem odd that there was snow on the Desert Road...but then we get snow in the desert here in California too. Hope you have a great time stamping this weekend, looking forward to seeing where your creativity takes you.
blessings,
nancy

Barb said...

Hi Dawn! Beautiful photos! So glad you arrived there and back safely! I've had a couple of crazy, busy, not so great days here and haven't had a chance to link your giveaway on my blog....will definitely do it today! Hugs! :)

Suzanne C said...

Lovely pictures of the snow. Sorry about your friend.