To see the sun today was wonderful. Last Wednesday was the coldest day ever recorded in Christchurch, with a “high” of 0.4 degrees. Today the temperature reached ten degrees. The roads are clear and dry, although pockets of snow remain in shaded areas. The snow disappeared from most of the garden, but hung around near the north fence where the sun didn’t reach it.
A few plants were broken, but some flowers have come through unscathed. Daphne scents the air again. We’re lucky not to have had tree branches come down, as so many did. Leaves were raked and swept and the patio soon dried out. We hung out washing and it dried. It seems as though life is back to what now passes for normal.
“Two days we were cut off by snow
with ”highs” barely above zero.”