Thursday photo prompt – Thaw #writephoto


We were ever so glad when the thaw arrived. It was the start of December and Christmas loomed high on the horizon.

It was, of course, the result of climate change, but the deniers continued to espouse their theories that it was just a glitch in nature, a one-off and never to occur again.

The day after the thaw began the temperatures returned to their normal December temps of high 30Cs and we all felt a tad better as we peeled off our layers of clothing and basked in the stinking heat of summer.

Our winter woollies shop had reaped in the profits with the unusually cold spring and beginning to summer but now faced shutting up shop and going into its seasonal hibernation in anticipation of an early return in the new year of the cold, snow and ice.

In the mean time, we cranked up our air conditioners as the heat set in and the memory of snow feet deep in our backyards faded from our minds.


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18 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Thaw #writephoto

  1. Fandango says:

    It’s hard for me to get my head around the fact that, while it’s December for both of us, you’re in your summer season and I’m in my winter season.

  2. Ah! a change of seasons. Wishful thinking for some, a reality for others. Merry Christmas to you, Michael.

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    I’m with Fandango on this… it always confuses my brain, even though I understand the technicalities 🙂

  4. Lyn says:

    It would be nice to wake up to snow on Christmas morning…just once 😀

  5. I’m trying to get my head round the fact my brother in NZ is in the middle of a drought!
    Temperatures here in the UK are incredibly mild for December. Winter woollies or T-shirts?

  6. -Eugenia says:

    Stunning photo with interesting contrasts due to the thawing. Snow is not forecasted for our area on Christmas Day, but we’re expecting low temperatures.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    The climate change really scares me. From snow directly to 30C and back down again. A not easy place to be!

  8. And to think that Trump’s Environment Advisor is still officially denying the existence of climate change! Merry Christmas Michael, hope that colder weather materializes on Monday.

  9. Pingback: Thaw – Michael at Morpeth Road #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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