I love the summer. I don’t like the winter much at all. I don’t like the cold, give me 40 degree heat any day. I feel the cold a lot, and I always, ALWAYS, have cold feet. Once I am cold it takes me forever to get warm.
I am telling you all this because summer is over here. Autumn is fast slipping away too, and winter is looming. Every chilly morning I look out into the fog and wonder if this will be the first frost. Will it snow this year or not? (For those reading from far off places it really only snows on the big mountains of Australia, but on occasion it gets cold enough to snow where we live, though it usually melts before it hits the ground).
After a long, hot, dry, summer, it is almost a relief to have these colder, darker, damper days. Now that it is dark by 6pm, or when it rains all day, it almost seems like the world is telling me to stay snuggled up on the couch in my PJs and not do anything much at all. A good, wet, cold, storm seems to wash away so much dust and dirt and debris and compel me to stay closer to home. These first weeks of cooler weather I almost look forward to.
We go out walking around the paddocks. Chatting to the horses and cows. Collecting sticks to help start the fire. Looking for fairies and wishing our days away with dandelions. I do miss the sun hats and sunscreen, I am not a fan of heavy coats and hundreds of layers, but I will try to embrace it. For now. While the freshness of the air is still novel and new. Before I am sick of my cold feet and frozen washing.
I know there are people living in places far colder and darker than we are, so I will try to remember that. I know that there are good things that happen in winter – my baby boy’s first birthday is coming. But I also know, in a few weeks time, in the middle of the winter months I won’t be so accepting and I will start making plans and dreaming of the summer again. But for now… I will try not to be wishing my days away too much.
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Mommy Bee says
aw gee, and I was just enjoying that it’s been getting nice here! (we had a week of spring then two more weeks of rain and snow…then a week of spring and this morning I got freezing rain on my walk with the dog…) I think I’m entitled to enjoy my sunshine though–I just had an Alaskan winter!!
By the way, I have perpetually cold feet too. i wear wool socks. They are SOOO nice!
I get the cold feet thing too! I wear my shoes to combat the problem, socks aren’t enough! As soon as my shoes come off though, my feet are immediately freezing. When I go to bed, I always have to keep my feet over on my side so that they are nowhere near my husband! I am a warmer weather person too. I hate it how in winter you have to dress up like a michelan man with so many layers just to try and keep warm, and I’m only talking about Sydney-coldness (nowhere near as cold as a lot of places!)
I’d still rather my feet cold than hot. OUCH!
I hear ya about not wishing days away too much though. :)
We too have broken out the bed socks and extra blankets. I love autumn days, but could well do without the chilly nights. I console myself by remembering that winter is only 12 weeks, the rest of they year is 40 :-)
It threw me off for a second – 40 degrees is near freezing. lol But you mean C not F. lol And it is so weird to me that your winter is during our summer. I wasn’t all that good in science class. We’re just starting to get some decent days here. It’s so beautiful today and I even got some sun on my arms and face. And it’s supposed to be nice tomorrow too. Two nice days in a row is practically a miracle here. =)
Babyamore (Trish) says
I love cooler days at the moment but not cold feet when I stay up late blogging.
It seems when the season of the moment is here we wish it away rather than embrace the opportunities each day brings.
We don’t get distinct season here I guess mild winters if anything so I love Winter… spring,summer and especially Autumn.
I always get sad when it gets below 22oC inside. This year it didn’t happen so much. On Sunday I saw that there is really snow up on the mountains, where we drove 3 weeks ago and there was nothing. I took a pic if you want to see it.