Tuesday, March 01, 2016
At any rate, both New Zealand and Australia recognise seasons this way. This confuses my American friends quite a lot, particularly because I no longer take much notice of equinoxes or solstices.
As that wasn’t enough for Americans to bear, there’s also the fact that we don’t ever use the word “Fall”—it’s never anything but “autumn”, though I have no idea why. After all, it’s not exactly easy to find out why a word isn’t used.
At any rate, our summery weather will likely continue most of the month, which could mean the seasonal start date may be a tad early. Our clocks go back to New Zealand Standard Time on Sunday, April 3, and no, we don’t “Autumn Back”: We just complain about having to change the clocks and how bad it makes us feel, pretty much like people every other country do.
So, it’s now autumn downunder. We know that, even if our North American friends aren’t willing to accept it.
But, even Facebook knows.