Category Archives: Winter freeze

Winter Harbour

Portsmouth Harbour on a chilly winters day. The sun was trying to peek through the clouds and leaving a lovely glow on the sea. Taken with Pano mode on iPhone 5

via Flickr


Silver Hipstamatic Drops: So much for Spring


Silver Drops, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

So much for my hopes of spring. Saturday was rainy, windy and all around miserable. I was actually quite pleased that I had to work – gave me an excuse not to go outside.

Photo taken with iPhone 3GS and Hipstamatic, using Pistil and Helga Viking.
My Hipstamatic set can be seen on flickr

Snow 2.0

Second snowfall of the month, although we didn’t get as much as everyone else and it was about 1/4 the amount of earlier in December.  At least it fell on a Saturday and during daylight hours, so I got to see it falling.  As usual I was out and about with my iPhone.  Because the snow was quite light I had to go looking for different things to photograph.

More of my iPhone pictures can be seen on Flickr

Snow in December!

Anyone who knows me knows I’m obsessed by the snow – like a lot of Aussies who never see it that much.  Growing up, Christmas meant warm weather, BBQ’s and beaches, yet we still sent Christmas cards with snow covered trees.   Snow really means Christmas.  Snow on 2nd December is probably as close as I’m ever going to get to a white Christmas.  I even spent last year in Toronto and still didn’t see a flake on the big day. Living by the coast here in Portsmouth, I didn’t really think we’d get the level of snow they were predicting but for once the weather boffins got the forecast right.  It started snowing around 9pm – right on cue, and by the time I got up at 6.30 the next day there was 4.5 inches of the white fluffy stuff on my patio.  Whoo hoo!

Above are some pictures I took on the big snow day.

Top Row:  patio pictures

Middle Row: Down by Portsmouth Harbour

Bottom Row: Trees at Gunwharf Quays, and a snow covered chair.

All pictures taken with iPhone 3GS and processed with Picture Show or CameraBag

More of my pictures can be seen on my Flickr page

iPhone 3GS CameraBag pics 2

It was -18C this morning in Toronto, and some ice had formed on the window of my apartment. I tried to get artistic and take a few pictures with my iPhone and then edited them using the fantastic CameraBag app. Here are the results.

Portsmouth: more snow than parts of Canada*

Yes indeed, there is more snow here in Portsmouth than there was in Toronto when I left there on Thursday.  It’s quite unbelievable the amount of snow for a seaside town.  I was incredibly lucky not to have my flight from Toronto to Heathrow cancelled – 4 out of 6 flights on this route had been cancelled in 3 days.  I just happened to be booked on a non-cancelled flight.  I did wonder if the driver would get to the airport to meet me but luckily the major roads seemed fine.

I came home to a patio full of snow, probably 3 inches thick and packed.  I plan to make a snowman tomorrow.  I was quite excited to see all the snow and it made my body forget that it hadn’t slept on the flight and it helped to delay my jet lag.  I went for a walk into town on the icy footpaths – they were very slippery as they hadn’t been cleared and the packed snow was now packed ice.  Turns out I got all the fun after effects of the snow, without all the hassle when it was falling.

Today I walked along the seafront and was surprised by the amount of snow.  Once again the paths were icy and at times it was safer to walk on the roads (which weren’t totally clear, only the tyre tracks) and dodge the cars.

Below are some of the pictures I took yesterday and today.  As usual they were all taken with my iPhone 3GS, and more can be seen on my flickr page

*As silly as it sounds, there was very little snow on the ground in Toronto when I left on Thursday.  Therefore my statement “more snow than parts of Canada” was in fact true at the time of writing.  It’s a funny old world sometimes