Well, let me re-phrase that... We don't have snow in most areas of South Africa.
I have seen snow in the distance on the Drakensberg before, but I have never seen snow up close before. (Not real snow anyways)
We do, however, have heat here... LOTS of heat and it isn't strange to have a 40 degree (Celsius) day in summertime - which is most of the year, since we only have a few days of autumn and a few days of spring around here.
The rest of the time, it is summer, summer or winter. (Oh and did I forget to add summer?)
My poor polar critters are finding it pretty hard to survive in this heat due to the extended summers and total lack of snow! So, I have decided to remedy that for them even for just a little bit.
So, in the 38 degree heat, I made it snow in Rooibosch Hill... ;-)
It has been an idea that I have been playing with for a very long time, but it just never worked out for me. Fake snow is really expensive and I couldn't get my critters to stand / sit still on the quilting fleece stuff from the fabric shop! So, it has never snowed in Rooibosch before due to my lack of imagination...
But today was the day! I picked up a bag of white sugar from the grocery store and tipped the lot out onto a tray, collected my camera and some arctic critters and happily snapped away. The results were much better than I anticipated and overall I think the photos came out pretty well.
The critters enjoyed their snow day and even my little terror had some laughs watching is crazy mother play in a really big pile of sugar! (2,5kg of Huletts pure white sugar to be precise!)
Now it is time to clean this mess up... O_o
You can all probably guess what everyone is getting for Christmas presents this year, huh?
Say it with me - Sugar Scrubs!!!
|Little Dolly Polarstar does not look too happy with this sudden cold weather...|
|Perhaps a ride on the sled will cheer Dolly up?|
|At least the rest of the family seemed to enjoy the snowball fight!|
These critters are quite tricky to photograph, since they don't really "do" much and they are in reality nearly stark naked... O_o
|♫ ♪ ~ Do you wanna build a snowman... Uh... Iglooo? ~ ♪ ♫|
|Penguins, penguins everywhere!|