THERE hasn’t been a week of colder mornings this year than what we’ve had this week.
But not all of Ballarat has been complaining, with The Courier’s Appy Hour competition last week calling on readers to send in photos showing how they embrace winter.
Reader Dale Butterfield, Truline Steering and Suspension owner, took photos of Ballarat’s landscape on his way to work on Tuesday, our coldest morning this week, which dropped to -4.3 degrees celsius.
“I’ve lived in Ballarat my whole life, so I have to have a few tricks in getting through,” Mr Butterfield said.
“You just have to accept the weather and look around and see how beautiful winter can be.”
Mr Butterfield describes himself as a ‘happy snapper’ and on this particular morning just saw the light and the fog and thought he’d take a good photo.
“The lake is a great spot for a photo – the colours in autumn, and the sun in winter with the different light and bird life.”
Reader Richard Hoiles, a Ballarat Holden salesman, submitted a photo of the rooves of the cars early in the morning to also win this week’s competition.
“I don’t mind the cold and I don’t mind the mornings,” Mr Hoiles said.
“It can just be a bit cold on the tips of your fingers as we go around and unlock the cars in the mornings.”
Mr Hoiles said he’s not too bothered by weather, but finds it easier to warm up than cool down.
“It’s nice to spend time indoors in winter with my family,” he said.
Mr Hoiles and Mr Butterfield both win a copy of The Impossible on DVD.
NEXT WEEK: It’s time to go back to school! Holidays are coming to a close and kids go back to school this week. We want to see your back-to-school photos – whether it’s getting ready for school, catching up with friends again, or returning to being hard at work.
WHAT TO DO: Using The Courier’s iPhone or Android app, select the report button and submit your photo via the Back to School assignment.