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August 04, 2011

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Karen

Lovely images and thoughts as always Lucinda. You do make the bleak look beautiful. I've only just subscribed. I don't know why it took me so long? Something about the pleasure of just turning up at your site and being surprised by a new post... Mmmm, I know about those Spring symptoms. Though I'm not a sneezer. As the office sneezed around me, I just scratched my itchy skin - in ladylike fashion of course. Karen :)

alison

see, you have just the opposite thing from us...you have over-extended summers with mild winters, and we have over-extended winters with cool summers. yes, we are officially into the wind-down of summer here. the hermit thrushes will depart in a day o two for their southern migration. the morning valley fog is intense every day (this always happens in august). gone is the brief heat of mid-to-late july, and in its place creeps seasonably gentler warmth, tinged with a more serious edge of chill. the crickets sing more loudly. the queen anne's lace blooms more intensely, and i can plant my late season crops like mache and spinach and butterhead lettuce, knowing they won'r get raped by the heat. we have six seasons too, but we call them by different names.
sweet one, i'm so glad it's loosening up for you. after such a short winter, you deserve a break! xoxo

the good soup

Wow. Sometimes I really want to live in Melbourne, but after reading your post, I'm really not sure I've the temperament. I curse the steamy summers of Brisbane, but secretly, I don't think I could live without their promise of storms, or our cheerfully blue winter skies.

Denise | Chez Danisse

It is interesting to see things from the perspective of the other side. Today is a cold, grey, and windy summer day. I grew up in the Midwestern and Southwestern parts of the United States. The seasons in Northern California are quite different.

another outspoken female

We can't control the weather, perhaps that's why we moan about it so much :) It'll get cold, it'll get hot. But boy oh boy have been hanging out for pre-spring, and the real thing, this year!

Lucy

it's kinda amazing to me that for every climate, there are so many more local climates, right down to the tiniest detail on, say, one side of a fence and the other, that sort of thing. and i wanna dump the notion that everything is so rigid, as we've all got our own little parts of the world where we can observe the changes for ourselves!

karen: hiya darl, and welcome. of course you were ladylike in your spring itching :-)

anh

that makes a lot of sense!! :-)

Ganga

I love that chart of the seasons, Lucy, and makes so much sense. Older cultures defined seasons so differently, aware of the subtleties of nature. India has 6 seasons. Here in Adelaide, I think that we have about 8. High Summer, Late Summer, Autumn, Pre Winter, Winter, Pre Spring, Spring, Early Summer. :)

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