Never take life for granite and make sure someone has got your back.
Sometimes in life you just need someone there to break the back of the wind, not to take it all away, but take the edge away.
This little tree and his rock pal were a pair of standouts on this hill up from the Thredbo River, not a majestic snow gum yet, but hopefully one day it will take the place of so many of the old and falling snowgums.
When my mate http://www.ozforecast.com.au/) is great site with a clean simple interface, i recommend adding this one to your bookmarks, there is also some very useful webcams from various weather stations(not on the BOM site).tells me there is gonna be snow down to 600 metres I am inclined to believe him, since he has some experience in weather forecast stuff ;) Dave runs a very successful weather information service out of sunny Narrabri and is much more than a bunch of data mined from government BOM site. (
We had planned to try and get up Mount Canobolas, however with quite a significant amount of snow falling over night meant access was closed, hence the local park at the base of the mountain had to suffice, needless to say there was still no shortage of snow (for australia anyway).
Chaos had a ball playing in the snow (for the first time), but soon realised that whilst snow may appear very fun, it is also very cold and in this case wet – nonetheless this did not deter the snowball making exercise, note the lack of gloves to start with ;)
D7000 with Nikkor 85mm f1.4 @ 85 mm- Aperture: f/4 and Shutter Speed: 1/1500s
out front – lots of snow and a bit of drizzle.