Had a weekend working, and so was away from home overnight. Staying north of the city of Hobart. These views of Mt Wellington were taken on my way to work at just after 6am yesterday. Not a lot of snow it seems, but it is quite deceptive as Mt Wellington is tree lined almost to the very top of its 1271 metres.
The beauty about Hobart as a small capital city,( population is only 209,300approx.), is that you are never far from nature. Hobart is on an amazing Harbour, and Mt Wellington is its majestic back drop.
This picture is of the dolerite cliffs that are very noticeable on Mt Wellington. (A lovely walk is possible to view them up close to really get a feeling of their majesty.
It is incredibly windy down here in the beautiful Huon Valley. Trouble is I can not see much of it. The weather is horrendous, and bleak.
We have had all weather today, hail, sleet, rain making it best to be inside with the raging fire, stew cooking and damper baking (as I am right now).
My mind is full of gardening, the need to get out and have some really good days, digging and planting, transplanting, protecting and mulching, feeding enriching and enjoying sunshine in the garden. So sitting here with tea and honey, soothing and warming with a lovely chicken stew/pie..
(as I have put a mashed potato top on it) I feel it makes it more a pie, cooking in the oven. Damper or herbie scones will accompany it. Red wine and the lovely heat giving fire, knitting my DH jumper and maybe watching a dvd. Arrrgh are you sure it is really Spring tomorrow?
I read mainlanders blogs and feel a real sense of living close to Antartic today. I am more empathetic with the northern hemishpere bloggers today.
One thing though I am sure that in a couple of weeks the sun will shine and it wont take long for our garden to be growing and we will be reaping some wonderful home grown vegies.