In July, snowflakes fell on Selby covering our street with dusts of wonderment. Snow is an unusual occurrence for South Africa. We raced excitedly for the exit door to watch and feel the white flakes. Never mind clothing totally unsuitable for the brrrrr of minus one degree! This was an experience of a lifetime for some of us, seeing and touching snow for the first time.
Florina, Olga and Lisolwe were happy to experience what they had only ever seen on TV. Vukile grew up in rural Matatile, near the mountains of the Eastern Cape, where 'real' thick snow falls every year. He remembers many fun snow ball fights with his friends.
So, as we reminisce about our surprisingly fun day, the snow has melted leaving much needed damp for our usually dry and dusty Jozi. Our faithful African sun is peaking through the clearing clouds. Hello sunshine!