Saturday, August 31, 2013

Winter’s end

As I’ve often said, I hate winter in any hemisphere. In Chicago, it was the cold and snow, while here in Auckland it’s the cool (sometimes cold) and rain. In both, it’s less daylight. And so, I don’t like winter. Fortunately, today is its last day.

In Australasia, we say that Spring begins on September 1, despite what astrologers and others may claim. However, our weather has actually already become increasingly spring-like over the past few weeks. Now, it’ll pick up speed.

Today, for example, was absolutely brilliant: Bright sun, clear blue skies, a little cool, but not cold. It was particularly welcome after all the (very) rainy days we’ve had lately.

Today I spent a good chunk of the day working on a household project that involved moving a lot of things around, especially boxes, and I needed the overhead door in the garage open. The dry, sunny weather was very welcome.

However, I hurt in places I didn’t even know that I have muscles. I’m sure I’ll sleep very well tonight. The best part is, of course, is that in the morning I’ll be getting up in Spring. Pleasant dreams, indeed.

I’m sure I could say more, and maybe even add other posts tonight, but I’m frankly too tired. So, that’s it for this last winter day.


Logan said...

I'm always happy to recognise spring and summer on September 1st and December 1st, but I refuse to admit it is winter until the 22nd of June. :) Yay spring!

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Ha ha, yep—that works for me, too!!