|The Springs Chalet Mt Wellington Tasmania c 1949|
Isn't this picturesque?
The back of the photo reads:
"This is the Springs Chalet up Mt Wellington where I walked and had afternoon tea. There was no snow at the Chalet at the time except on the Mountain at back similar to the other photo No. 1"
I have no idea what Photo No. 1 is. And I'm not sure whose handwriting this is. It doesn't look like Gran's and it doesn't look like my father's. I'll have to ask him.
These photos are in one of my father's albums.
Here is another photo of his mother in the snow.
The caption underneath the photo in the album read "Puss in Boots"
|Ethel Conner nee Carrett Mt Wellington c 1949|
And the back of the photo says "On top of Mt Wellington"
I think they went to Tasmania for a holiday after his brother died.
Some of the photos are dated 20 July 1947 on the back so I think maybe his mother and his older brother Ted went to Tasmania for a holiday. Once again I must ask.
Sadly I think the Chalet was destroyed by a bushfire in 1967 according to a Wikipaedia article.
We don't get much snow where I live now in Sunny Queensland, Australia.
If you're lucky you might get a bit at Stanthorpe but that's about it.
When I was younger we lived in some snowy climes.
|Barbara Conner nee McLoughlin and Alex November 1962|
This photo would have been taken by my father. On the back it says:
"Barb and Alex in the snow out at the new town of Cumbenauld. This was taken back in November of last year when had our first snow. As you can see Alex was not quite sure what it was all about - however, she knows all about it now. Our snow has still not thawed out completely."
I like this photo too. This was when we were living in Scotland. My father was studying for his PhD in Town and Country Planning.
I looked at the films referenced in the Wikipaedia article and they are fantastic. One of them was made in 1963 so gives a real sense of the time.
My mother always loved the light when it snowed and was a keen photographer.
Here she is in Leura in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia
probably around 1990.
|Barbara Conner nee McLoughlin Leura c 1990|
|Barbara Conner backyard 49 Olympian Parade Leura|
When I think about it, I don't think I have seen snow since I was about 18 - some thirty odd years ago now.
I remember it being very...wet.
Thanks to Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen for the inspiration for this post at the Sepia Saturday blog.