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Cult: Winter and Australia

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Cult: Winter and Australia
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 23:06:17 +0000
  • References: <19980623035728.18098.qmail@hotmail.com> <>

Paul & Yvonne Tyerman wrote:
> Well everyone..... wish us luck for Winter.  We've had colder nights in the
> last week than we had in the whole of Winter last year and its only June (2
> or 3 months more to go yet!!)
> Yesterday we had torrential rain here in Canbeera and 17km north we had
> significant snow falls (i.e enough to close most of the highways out of the
> city).  This NEVER happens here in Canberra.  We might get the occasional
> flake, but thats about it.... and that occassional flake is every few
> years, not even every year.  Snow is a rare thing here.  Yesterday was a
> real corker!!
> So..... needless yto say, after yesterday's high temerature of 6'C (Yeah I
> know that is chicken feed to most of you, but its a big deal to us) and the
> nightly temperatures of -6'C and -7'C (Last winter we only got down to
> -6.5'C) the reblooming irises that I did have are now, shall we say, a tad
> mushy.  SIGH!!!!
> Wish us luck for Spring!
> Cheers everyone.  I'm glad to hear that there's been irises flowering
> somewhere all this time, even if its not here.  And I think it was Marte in
> the mountains who said that his is just starting....... at least we'll be
> cheered through the next while by his accounts of his flowering.  Don't
> worry, we'll get our own back in OUR spring!!!  :-)
> Thanks again to John for doing this forwarding for us all.
> Keep em coming everyone, we need the reminder down here coming intop Winter
> that the irises are out there waiting for us.
> Cheers.                                 Paul Tyerman (Canberra, Australia)

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