Today is the first day of Spring in Australia. If I could do cartwheels without killing myself I would.
We don’t use the equinox in Australia to herald the change of seasons. Instead, the seasons change on the 1st day of September (spring), December (summer), March (autumn) and June (winter). The reason is twofold… the hottest part of our year is January and the coldest is July, so those months are the middle of our summer and winter seasons. The fact the seasons change on the first day of the month is convenience.
To me it makes sense to have the peak or trough in the middle of the season, rather than to choose the longest or shortest day (which doesn’t align with temperature – at least, not in Australia). And having the whole month be part of just one season is simpler.
Regardless of when a season starts, Spring is definitely my favourite – because it means winter. is. done. I’m not a cold weather lover at all. Bring on the heat 🙂
What’s your favourite season and why?