Friday, September 01, 2006

What? Spring is here ?!?

It's hard enough to adjust to the southern hemisphere: when it's winter it's summer, and when it's summer it's winter - but fair enough. Where it gets really bad is when they tell me it's spring. Yes, in Australia, they change seasons on March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st so today is the first day of spring. I find this rather shocking. Was it all too hard to follow the natural rythm of solstices and equinoxes? But what upsets me most is... they're bloody right: spring is here: look at this!


Anne said...

Hi there! Congratulations! Spring is such a beautiful season with all the colors popping up! You are lucky you have 4 seasons, for us here in Manila, we only have two (summer and rainy seasons) so we don't enjoy spring or summer, autumn or winter :( But I'm glad to be able to see them around the world through the daily photo family!

John said...

Hey welcome Nathalie, I'm also an Aussie, and I have also posted a beautiful Magnolia tree today. Enjoy!

Richard said...

Spring is beautiful. I am not sure how Spring in the Southern hemisphere compares to the Spring in the Northern hemisphere, but I really enjoy the rebirth of colour, the cheerful chirruping of the birds, and the longer, warmer days.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And i think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to my self:
"What a wonderful world!"

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying "How do you do."
Thay really say: "I love you!"

I hear babies crying I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"
Yes, I think to myself:
"What a wonderful world!"

- Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"