A SODDEN mat of multi-colour leaves lay across the grass like old wet carpet.
Officially, it is day four of winter and rioting tree tops have left deciduous branches bare.
The usual South East winter chill seems even colder this year.
Obviously, the South Pole has secretly moved to somewhere between Port MacDonnell and Beachport.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) seven-day forecasting predicts day-time maximums of 13c to 15c this week.
But get out the