Friday, August 31, 2012

Don't Hurry Back, Winter!!!!

Friday 31st August, 2012

Yaayyyyy Winter has finally come to an end!  The weather forecasters say that this has been our wettest winter for 7 years and our coldest for nearly 20 years.  We are supposed to be in for some nice temperatures over the next few days and then the rain will return mid next week. 

Geez if we have any more rain we will be wearing these.........

                                                    Source unknown

I know that in most parts of the world Spring doesn't begin until the solstices, but here in Australia I have always known  the seasons to start on the first day of each relative month.  

The winter solstice represents the shortest day of the year and the summer solstice represents the longest day of the year.   With more and more people coming from different parts of the world to live here, I think it's beginning to slowly change.  

I can't wait for the days to warm up and then stick around.  Surely this must be a sign that Spring is around the corner.........


  1. Oh wow, what gorgeous flowers! How cold can it be if you already have flowers growing? Here's hoping your Spring has arrived! Have a wonderful night, hugs, Edna B.

    1. Edna, even though I say it's cold we don't get the cold weather like you do. Our average winter temperature would be around 14-15C(sorry don't know what that is in fahrenheit) To us that is cold. Our coldest day would get to about 8-9C, which thankfully we may get 1 day during all of winter.

      We buy what you call potted colour. I think it's where the nurseries force the flowers to bloom in hothouses. By the time they get to the stores and are put into the ground the soil is warming up enough for them to sustain flowering.

      Today is a beautiful day, sunshine no wind and temp to be around 19C. It's so nice to finally be able to get into the garden and Tony's washing the car in a T Shirt I might add LOL

      Hope you enjoy your day too and give hugs to that gorgeous doggy of yours. I LOVE hinm!!!