Sunday, June 2, 2013

A rare phenomenon, snow in Perth WA.....!

It snowed in Perth on Friday evening, and no I don't mean Perth Scotland, that wouldn't be unusual at all :) Once a year at the beginning of winter, officially yesterday, it snows in Murray St. and Forrest Place to herald the launch of the Winter Arts Season and both visitors and Perthites alike turned out in the thousands to enjoy this rare phenomenon. The fact that it was really chilly, see all the jackets and scarves, made it all the more fun. I enjoyed the many scenarios going on in the shot below but you may have to pull it in to see the snow, can you spot the 'living statue'? It's a long weekend here in Perth to celebrate Western Australia Day a time to enjoy and appreciate the many reasons why the west is best :) It's been a really hectic weekend so far but I'm hoping for a quiet day today (Sunday) to catch up and check out all your fabulously 'decayed' posts haha! Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..p.s. I was going to show you the snow machines but that would spoil the magic right!




40 comments:

  1. You had me going for a while there Grace! What a fun way to celebrate the winter arts though.
    Nice to see the happy smiling faces.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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  2. how fun Grace :) when I went with family to Busch Gardens Tampa several months ago...there were snow making machines...fabulous!!!

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  3. Confession
    I want to move to Perth! (Not Scotland:-)

    Aloha bonjour Mon ami

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  4. Real or by machine, snow can be magical. Looks like it was a lot of fun too.

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  5. At first, I thought it was real snow...

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  6. For years I've said that I never care if I see snow again but this would be OK. :) Looks like a fun party. You Perthians know how to liven things up for sure!

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  7. It's funny but now that we have had hot weather I've forgotten snow and how cold winter is!

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  8. For just one second....I thought it was true :). Yes, one second! It must be a ball living in Perth. Enjoy the rest of your weekend (and Mr LOL sends his regards! Me too!!)

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  9. Terrific crowd shots!

    Snow, ie real snow, is of course a wonderful thing.

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  10. S-N-O-W is a four-letter word!!!!

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  11. The weather is really becoming crazy. In Europe we have the worst spring in 40 years.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. That's fun! And the stuff doesn't freeze and make you slip!

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  13. You make snow?
    Mad I tell thee, mad!!!!

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  14. Strange to see snow in Perth! at least , this one is only for fun!

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  15. Weather in Spain is unstable and cold.
    In some areas it's snowing yet.
    They say that September and October are going to come as summer months.
    Beautiful Pictures.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  16. How cool! Literally. :) Thanks for sharing this with all of us around the world.
    V

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  17. Love the 'snow' angels. Fun bunch of shots.

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  18. Good fun. Something similar should be done here to open the snow skiing season.

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  19. Real snow, not paper flakes for the festival? The young woman with the pink wig in the first picture wins the fashion prize.

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  20. I've always love that first snowfall of the season... :)

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  21. I am getting the impression that the people of Perth look very hard for every excuse to have a party . . .

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  22. It sure was cold enough for REAL snow!

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  23. if it is real snow, i would love it

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  24. hee hee...
    It is easy for us in the northern hemisphere to forget that you in the southern hemisphere are heading into winter now...

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  25. Gosh!
    With all the beach and sunny pictures, it is hard to think of winter "down under".

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  26. Sounds magical indeed! I didn't know about this happening at all! Will have to pencil it in for next year!

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  27. Snow must be welcome for a change after all the heat! But you got us fooled, ha,ha. Wait until you get real snow, you never know!

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  28. Ha, I wish they would invent sunshine machines for this country!

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  29. love this trio of images...there is soooo much to see in them. what facial expression and body language you captured! wonderful!!!!!

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  30. Okay, you had me fooled until I continued to read. This must be fun for everyone!

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  31. Haha, I like how you all celebrate!:) No worries about melting grey slush, but you get all the fun!

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  32. here on the other side of hemisphere...we are literally being baked to death!!!


    but it must be cool having snow falling on you

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  33. lovely BIG photographable flakes .. the best kind

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  34. Ah, Grace, non! Over here we really had enough of snow and cold weather ;-)
    Bet I wish for some when we´re over in November, though!

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  35. This is so cool!Great pictures dear Grace!
    Léia

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  36. I was disappointed with the lack of snow... and so few bubbles, but the children and young at heart had a lovely time in the water fountain.

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  37. Very intersting post Grace!

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  38. Lovely pics, just awesome .. thumbs up ! Especially the perth arena ...

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