In this part of the world, March 1st marks the end of summer.
It's the first day of autumn, of fall.
|This morning's sunrise|
Normally by now we've pretty much had enough of the heat, the dryness, the long
summer sunburnt days, and we're pleased to welcome the onset of cooler nights
and crisp, beautiful mornings.
Not this year.
This has been THE WORST SUMMER EVER.
In fact, it never really was summer at all.
You could count the number of really hot days on one hand. The rest of the time
it has been wet, windy and almost, at times, cold. I love heat, and hate
cold weather, so I am definitely feeling short-changed.
I should hasten to add that it has only been like this over two-thirds of the country;
the southern half of the South Island had a beautiful hot summer.
The news from the northern hemisphere is that there have been
milder-than-normal winters in many areas. Go figure.
I hope you all have a lovely spring.