Monday, August 08, 2011

Goodbye, I won't miss you!

It's well known that I dislike winter. The days are short, the weather is cold and there are no public holidays from the Queen's birthday in early June to Cup Day in early November. Seriously, who thought up that schedule? Whether it's fact or myth, it always seems as though I have less time available to do the things I want to do in the miserable months.

So I'm always glad when I can see Spring around the corner. There are now only 22 days left of August, and I'm counting off every last one of them! So, signs of Spring...

- It's light when I leave the gym just before 7:00am
- It's still light when I get home at 6:00pm
- We've just had a short series of awesome sunny days - no jumpers required!
- The swans are nesting
- I'm spotting more and more magnolias, prunus varieties, ornamental pears etc in various stages of bloom

I know it will still be cold for a while longer, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I'm looking forward to getting out of bed without needing to add layers of clothing to ward off the chill, getting outdoors to train or just for a walk around the neighbourhood, and hanging washing on the line and having it actually dry.

It doesn't take much to make me happy. :)


Kerry W said...

Amen! ;)

Magda said...

I'm with you on all of the above (just a little less passion for the flora). Mind you, I've got a long way to go before its light at 6am when I finish training but I'll take what I can get.

Unknown said...

I second all that you said Kerryn. Just love all the spring flowers and that promise of more to come!

Sara said...

Yes! I really don't do well in winter either. It feels so... positive when the sun starts to shine again!

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