It’s here! At last! The long, grey, wet Gippsland Winter is loosening it’s hold on us, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds, warming our chilly bones and defrosting our frozen toes. We’ve had a lot of rain, followed by a lot of sunshine, it can mean only one thing: Spring. The creek is flowing freely (well, it does all year here) and the dams are filling up ready for irrigation season. Everything is green, green, green. It’s that time of year where you really have to watch how much green feed your horses and livestock are getting. Our chestnut tree is about to burst into bloom and finally – finally – we get to play outdoors on our newly mown lawns without the need for a snowsuit (and with short sleeves no less!) Take that Winter coughs and sniffles!
The first few days of this Spring weather is always the best, or of any season really. I am completely guilty of saying each and every September “oh Spring is my favourite season!”…then in March after a long dry summer “oh Autumn is my favourite season!”…and in May when we light the fire and have our first cosy night with a glass of red and a slow cooked meal “oh Winter is my favourite season!” I am nothing if not consistent though. Every. Single. Year.
Having lived in other parts of the country I am so appreciative of our distinct four seasons we experience here, like me the weather can be somewhat predictable: September will bring the sunshine, the nights will still be cool though and often windy days and still a lot of rain. Rain and sunshine, that’s for sure. Grand Final weekend and the Spring Racing Carnival can be either pouring rain or brilliant sunshine. One or the other. Spring and Autumn are such seasons of preparation for the extremes ahead – we prepare for the fire season ahead, for irrigating our potato crops, for hot days down at the dam, for tomatoes galore, for beers in the backyard. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, apparently there’s a cool change coming tomorrow (of course there is). But for the briefest of moments we can dream of the days getting longer, the soil getting warmer and flinging open the windows of this old farmhouse to let some fresh air do my Spring cleaning for me.
Do you have a favourite season?
Preparing for much this Spring?
Got four seasons in your neck of the woods?
Mould Removal says
I love Spring! More sunshine, fresh colourful blooms and more time outdoors – yay!
I too enjoy the four distinct seasons that occur here in NE Vic. Spring sure has sprung here and its all looking on the up. Just to have the backdoor open and the kids coming and going in and outside as they please is great. (Except for the blow flies. Ewww!!) Oh well part and parcel. Its also the time when my front garden is looking its best and I can plan the next veggie patch instalment.
Like you, the change of season makes each my favourite for a short time but in reality I love the medium kind of weather. I like it warm enough for swimming but cool enough not to be uncomfortable. Up here the distinctness of seasons is very blurred. I am mostly enjoying the current spring weather and I loved the slightly cool winter weather but I am not looking forward to the heat and humidity of summer. We’ve had a taste of what is to come. I miss the season changes and the cool of winter to offset the heat of summer and let you recover from it. Your spring is looking very spring like, lovely.
The summer up there is not my kind of summer! A few days here and there of high 30’s (with no humidity) is enough for this little southerner!
I’ve always loved Winter best…until Otis became a toddler! Being stuck inside, fussing about with layers and jackets and hats, getting kiddos into the car when it’s raining when you do go Pitt, finding places to go when it’s raining….I feel differently about Winter now, though I still love rain and snow!! Right now, I’m excited about Spring!
*out’, not Pitt!
Yes I really enjoyed having a newborn snuggled inside in Winter, not so much an active crawler! Although we had such a mild summer last summer Eleanor has never really had hot weather and I don’t think she’ll cope very well with that either!
Jo @ CountryLifeExperiment says
I’m in denial about that coming cool change, but loving the warm weather while it lasts! It just brings hope after a long, cold winter. I don’t have a favourite season, with the exception of winter which is my least favourite season!