Thursday, July 8, 2010

Is it spring yet??

The problem with reading blogs from all over the world is the whole hemisphere thing I was trying to explain to Tannah recently.
I'm reading about people sweltering and having air-conditioning on and 4th of July holiday picnics. While I am packing beanies for the kids and scraping ice of my car and listening to Harper sick with bronchiolitis..again.
Oh how I am a creature of heat. I love warm days and hot days and nights that you need to sleep under a fan. I love hats and sunscreen and singlets and thongs. I love stone fruit and berries. I love cold beer on warm afternoons and sunset after bedtime. I love drying my washing outside, and there only being one layer of clothes to wash. I love to swim. Pool, beach, wherever!

But I also love the end of winter when you get that first taste of spring. Those first few days when it is not totally icy and you know that soon it will be warm. When the sun starts setting that little bit later and rising that little bit earlier. When I lived in Queensland you didn't feel the change in seasons so much and I must admit that I appreciate the summer now I know what winter is really all about.

Until that glorious season of sunshine rolls round I'm going to live vicariously through all of you in the northern hemisphere. Loved looking at these photos on The Byron Life too. Hang in there southern hemispherians, we'll be defrosting before you know it!

5 comments:

Sif said...

Oh i could have posted this! I've (only fractionally) joking with Dave that we should move to queensland... One of my uncles in denmark posted on fb the other day to say it was a lovely 30 degree (celcius)... In DENMARK (scandinavia, not WA)!!! Wah, not fair!

Garden Pheenix said...

I have to admit that when my aussie friend complains about winter or when the blogs describe the temps I enjoy my summer that much more lol

Rachael said...

Oh yes the changing of the seasons is a marvellous thing. I don't think I could do a year of straight summer, but I'm really looking forward to the change in the next few months!

the tomorrow girl said...

Oh I so hear ya on this one!! :)

katepickle said...

It's one of the cruel cruel things about reading blogs.... sometimes I vow to stop reading northern hemisphere blogs at this time of year because I just can't take the green grass and sunset photos any more....

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