My snow globe can take the rest of the week off. There is too much competition in the real world! Snow started falling this morning to initial reactions of joyful exuberance, and it has continued to sweep and swirl over the city all day. Earlier forecasts of 12 inches have already been buried, along with most of the cars on the street, and unless you want to get arrested, that’s where they’ll stay. The city is a white-out and, courtesy of the Mayor and Governor, has gone into lockdown, closing shops and theaters, suspending bus and train services, and with blizzard warnings through to tomorrow morning. Fortunately Sean & I have all the essentials we need, including a new jar of vegemite. It is Australia Day after all…!
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Great pics! What is the second last one an image of Gabrielle?
Have a Happy Australia Day!
Thank you Carol – The second last image is the bottom of the (last) jar of vegemite!
the polar vortex has arrived-
for anyone intertested its a overcast 25c in Sydney-very pleasant,extra long OZ day weekend for many.enjoy the snow
Thanks Tony – that makes me feel muuuuch better!
Great shot of the vegemite jar. It took me a little while to work out what it was!
Thanks Deb – it’s amazing how long you can make a jar of vegemite last when you have to!
Happy Australia Day to you and Sean. I don’t particularly enjoy Sydney’s heat and humidity of the past week, but this level of snow must surely try everyone in so many ways and I was saddened to hear of the deaths due to the blizzard conditions. Keep warm and make that Vegemite last.
Thank you Janet! It’s hard to believe how quickly everything can change from blue sunny skies to sweeping winds of snow. And it looks like this might be breaking all records. It is fun for the novelty but so extreme. And the huge dynamics of the situation – shutting down the city, getting people off the street, the volume of snow etc. How would ever want to be mayor?!
Happy Australia day for you in New York, loved the photos, fantastic, NY City deserted. very strange.
Thanks Andrew. Yes, it was strange with the deserted streets and with the silence. But it didn’t last long! We are back to business as usual – well almost. Snow has been driven into huge piles and the rest of it is melting at a great pace. It is 6*C here today and going up to 8*C on the weekend – feels like Spring!
Happy Australia Day !!!!!
Love the pics. NY City fantastic as always. Enjoy your Vegemite. BBQ and Cricket for you is out of the question. 🙂 🙂
Sure is Lili! But I really have to find some Australian lamb just to be in the spirit of things…!
I am sitting in Airconditioning in Brisbane at the moments so I am jealous. Somehow, the magic of a snow storm still beats our floods or cyclones. If you are safe then enjoy the moment. I have seen the most beautiful pics of New York in this whiteout.
It certainly has been magical Roberta. Yesterday morning we woke to blue sky and sunshine – you couldn’t believe it could be so glorious after the whiteout of the day before. Children were out with their sleds, people were digging their cars out, snowballs were flying in all directions – and now it has started to melt so we have rivers of icy water pooling down the avenues. Bring out the boats!
I love N Y & this is an experience I haven’t had. Ta for sharing. I also love also love the snow globe of skyline. Where did you get that?
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Great to hear Kathy. The snow globe came from the shop at The Morgan Library. Isn’t it a beauty?!
Just heard you on ABC radio and checked out thefitzyreport.com – fabulous. I love the snow pictures especially. Many thanks for your enthusiasm and great work
Great to hear Sue, thank you. Sean and I both took loads of pictures of the snow – can’t help it – we Australians don’t ever seem to lose our fascination with it…