An Extra Layer!

Today is officially the first day of winter in Australia.

From Giphy

Okay, so you know how I feel about that! The best thing about the start of winter is that spring follows (1 September is 92 days away, not that I’m counting 😉 ).

I struggle with winter. I love the sun, and that’s a bit of a coin flip here. Some winters we don’t see the sun, and others we do. Those that don’t are filled with foggy, overcast days. Those that do have brilliant blue, sunny skies.

Funnily enough, the sunny winters are colder than the foggy ones – but I seem to cope better with the cold when it is sunny. Go figure.

The days are also short, especially in the morning. Sounds strange I know, but compared to further north, our morning sunrise is much later than theirs, while our sunset isn’t that much earlier. Weird (I do struggle to get my head around that – why aren’t they a similar timeframe of difference… argh!).

My biggest gripe is the cold. I really don’t do well with cold. I blame the fact I grew up in the subtropics. For someone form the north I have adjusted quite a bit to the cold. Although those from the south don’t think I have.

Image by 杰华 陈 from Pixabay

The Hub and Barbarians think I’m a lizard; I need to charge in the sun to function. Pretty close to the mark really.

I spend the month wrapped up like a cocoon, a fan heater at my feet running non-stop and a pot of tea at my elbow.

From the 2020 “It’s different everyday” desk calendar
(on Jeckle’s desk)

There is no question I would answer yes to all of the above!

What is your least favourite season?

11 comments on “An Extra Layer!

  1. I do agree with you on this! I prefer warm days when I can wear light clothes and go for a swim at the beach. At the same time, dressing in layers makes it easier to keep warm than trying to cool down in summer. And when I’ve had my shower tonight, a mug of cocoa will bring me comfort before bedtime.

    • If I get hot in summer I spray my face with water. While in winter I struggle to get warm even with many layers. It seems once I’m cold, that’s it *sigh*. 91 days to go…

  2. Giggling Fattie

    June 1, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Summer is my worst favourite season and we are just a few short weeks away from it officially starting! But last week we had a few days that were disgustingly hot and gross. I am not ready for it.

    • Lol, we should house swap each June – August *grin* I would have a year of warm and you can have a year of cold.

  3. I don’t do great with the cold either and hear many comments from my family when I turn the seat warmer on in the car at the first hint of cooler weather. Stay warm! I love the graphic 🙂

    • I love <3 our seat warmer in our car. When we bought it we lived in the warm climes and didn't know what the button did. Looked it up and thought we'd never use it. Then we moved here...needless to say the seat warmer is the most used function of the car (apart from the actual driving bit of course, lol).

  4. No, it doesn’t sound strange. Because of the tilt of the earth, the length of day varies. Did you know at the equator the days remain the same length all year long? The further from the equator you are, the more your length of day varies. That’s why at this time of year, Alaska pretty much doesn’t have night. (In winter, they only have a couple hours of sun a day.)

    So, your day gets shorter and shorter until the solstice (about the 21st). Ours get longer and longer. Where I am, our sunset gets to be a bit after 8 PM. But, those north of me, their sunset can be a lot later. Only a couple more weeks of days shortening, and then they’ll start getting longer. I’m sure you can’t wait.

    • Yeah, I gt why they get longer and shorter, it’s the variance that I could never understand. And I cannot wait for 21 June. I only wish as the days get longer the weather warmed as well, but our coldest days are late July.

  5. I live in SoCal, where the weather is great but the riots are nasty. I love winter because it’s not 90+ degrees. My favorite time of year is November through March. Days are in the 60s and 70s, nights are in the 40s and 50s. If I lived where it snowed, I might have a different opinion.

    • Ugh, the riots are nasty. For the umpteenth time since covid started I’m still saying how grateful I am to be an Aussie.

      I think SoCal temps are similar to Sydney here. Autumn there is quite lovely too.

  6. Giggling Fattie

    June 2, 2020 at 11:56 am

    DEAL! Lol

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