With spring blossoms starting to colour our wintry world, last Saturday saw the coldest day of the year with snow falling widely in NSW.
While rain and freezing winds allowed the temperature to only reach 10 degrees in Parkes, many locals took the opportunity to drive to Orange and beyond to have some fun in the snow.
Up to a metre of snow fell in some parts turning places like Oberon and Millthorpe into picture perfect postcards.
For some Parkes residents it was a real novelty to be in the snow. “It really looked like a Hallmark movie,” said Rochelle Frame who had moved to Parkes only last year from Queensland. She said her toes had started to defrost by Monday!
While more rain fell overnight on Saturday and Sunday morning, there were still loads of people out and about looking for snow. They were not disappointed with a good covering still to be found on Mount Canobolas in Orange on Sunday.
While Mount Canobolas Road was closed for traffic, it looked like a highway filled with adults and children dressed in all kinds of snow gear.
With snowballs flying everywhere, children on taboggans, the sound of shrieks and laughter everywhere, the coldest weekend would be remembered by many as a time of fun and good memories.
By Maggi Barnard