This week has had the coldest mornings for the year.
Now that the wet weather has cleared and we have a big high pressure system and a full moon we are getting some rather severe frosts.
Each morning this week has been below –5 degrees C. Monday had a pea souper fog, but the rest of the mornings and days have been clear and the days have been reaching about 13 degrees C, so not too bad at all.
Yesterday was the coldest at –6.7 degrees C. Brrrrrrrr!
However, it was rather pretty as I was hanging out the washing, just as the sun was coming up. Just look at the frost on the lines.
The other thing that we notice each winter is that we have an increased number of visitors to the chook yard for breakfast. We can have up to twenty choughs join our five chooks. They are always there waiting, and just fly in to feed – not shy at all.
Yesterday was the first day that the crimson rosellas have been waiting as well. Normally they arrive much earlier, but as last season was so good they probably still had plenty of seeds out in the paddocks without looking for extras.
I think yesterday’s rosellas went and told all their friends, as this morning there were heaps of them.
This morning was only –5.1 degrees C and a slight cloud cover came across. Fortunately, it burnt off and we had a glorious sunny day.
I wonder how cold it will be tomorrow morning? We are expecting up to another week of this weather.