Friday, 20 July 2007

Glaçons tombant du toit, - en Australie ?


Ces personnes habitant en Europe, pensent que l'Australie est une terre de la chaleur et de la poussière rouge.
C'est certainement correct, mais nous avons des champs de neige qui sont plus grands que la totalité de la Suisse.
Madame voudrait vous montrer une vue qui explique ce fait, - et ses cheveux blonds ! ! ! (à Mt. Buller en Victoria)

Those people living in Europe, think that Australia is a land of heat and red dust.
That is certainly correct, but we have snowfields that are larger than the whole of Switzerland.
Madame would like to show you a sight that explains this fact, - and her blond hair !!!. (At Mount Buller in Victoria)

16 comments:

alice said...

Bon weekend neigeux! Juste une suggestion: on peut supprimer "le" devant "Madame".

dive said...

That's not a snow gum is it, MB?

M.Benaut said...

I always thought it was. I'll check.

Kate Isis said...

I'm envious of your snow, although it would be a five minute wonder with me, I hate the cold. And madame, your hair looks fab.
xoxox

M.Benaut said...

Hi Kate, I must confess that heat suits me fine but it's fun to sometimes learn the odd new trick. See what Mme has to say tomorrow.

Dive, I'm sure that's a snow gum.
Check out these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucalyptus_pauciflora

http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffc/475059500/

M.Benaut said...

Alice, merci beaucoup.
J'ai répondu sur votre blog.

Jilly said...

Two very happy people in the snow. Lovely photograph and right, a surprise in Adelaide. Beautiful city. I remember it in 45 degree heat coming down in hot winds from the centre.

isabella said...

You're right - that was my impression of Australia ;-)

Hope that you and the (blond) Madame had a good-natured snow fight!

Jules said...

What a contrasting photo - very warm on the right side and very cold on the left!!!!

Yes the tree does look like a snow gum - they are the most beautiful trees ever, I think!!!

Who is that young blonde bombshell on your arm - must be your daughter !!!!

Mme Benaut said...

Ooh, ladies - you're too kind! Dive, the snowgums are so beautiful and if you look at Nathalie's blog - a few days back she showed some superb snow gum photos.
Just to clarify though - this snow was NOT in Adelaide but at Mt Buller in Victoria - the State in the South Eastern corner of Australia's mainland. This is the place that I would most like to visit this weekend as the snowfalls have been heavy and the weather forecast this weekend is for sunshine - all weekend. The snow is perfect as the temperatures are so cold but the visibility will be excellent. This photo was taken three years ago during M.B's very first trip to the snow - that's right, he had never been immersed in lovely white crisp (and sometimes slushy) snow crystals. I taught him to ski and he was soon racing down the mountain in fine style. I thought he was incredibly brave and clever to learn to ski at 60 years of age! As for me, I can't wait to get back on skis again and hopefully we will find some mountains in Europe next year. M.B's sons might be kind enough to direct us to some gentle slopes.

Terroni said...

You two are so cute!

Monica said...

Cutest couple ever!!!!!!!!! It's official, you two are a-do-ra-ble!

Love the picture, the snow makes it look very charming, seems like the two of you are in Switzerland. I didn't know it could snow like that in Australia. It's a perfect time for a good wine and maybe a fondue...

M.Benaut I loved the links you sent me. I'm very curious to see the Paris Plage, it's hard for me to picture an artificial beach so this should be... interesting!

M.Benaut said...

Thanks everyone.
I just love to show you bits of the 'Wide Brown Land'.
Sometimes it's hard to tell who's wide and who's brown. Nevertheless, we shall continue.

(Sometimes Adelaide Daily Photo shots are just taken by someone from Adelaide, so I hope you feel they qualify.)

Marie said...

I agree with Jules and Monica. Madame est très jolie. Je vous trouve très beaux (by the way, if you have the opportunity to see the French film "je vous trouve très beau", don't hesitate to watch it).

I have a hard time breathing here because of the heat. The photo is very refreshing.

M.Benaut said...

Marie,
You must come to Australie en été.
We have lovely days when the temperature gets to a pleasant 42 degrees C.
That's when one lives out of doors!
Perhaps this will demonstrate my point.

http://adelaidedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/02/pigeons-down-under.html

Ame said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww....what a darling shot!

And aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh...that snow is so "cooling"....kinda warm here in No Cal today!

But HEY! It's SUMMER!

You guys are upside-down-and-BACKWARDS so of COURSE it's Winter THERE! LOL!

Love the hair Mme! Even tho' it's three years old!

LOL!
=)
xo