What a glorious morning it is here in Brisbane....
I LOVE Autumn!
This is what greeted me this morning when I ventured out of bed. The sunlight was just touching the tips of the trees outside and it was creating the most beautiful colours as the leaves swayed in the gentle breeze.
As an ex-pat I'm often asked the question - "what do you miss most about home? ".
There are countless things that I miss... but apart from family and friends, the next thing on my list would probably be the more dramatic changes in the seasons.
My first year or two here I think I was a bit oblivious to the season changes. It went from hot to not quite so hot! We arrived when Queensland was experiencing a drought, so it was also dry and hot!
Now that I'm getting more used to my surroundings I'm able to see the subtle changes. There is no burst of Autumn colours in Brisbane, no puddles of leaves to swish through in wellington boots....I have to spot a glimpse of golden here and there....but it's there!
Autumn in Brisbane brings a change of temperature to the absolutely glorious! Husband and I were chatting on the way to work yesterday about how it felt 'just like a great Summer's day back home'. The kind of day where you just want to be outside to do something nice...
Summer here can be very humid - walking through hot treacle kind of humid, countless cold showers kind of humid, can't sleep at night kind of humid....
So now you see why I love Autumn?
Today I will put away the fans, and pull out the duvets. I'll locate some closed in shoes and joy of joy - I'll find my cardigans! My well worn Uggs will also get a once over...what comfort.
(If this is what I'm like when Autumn comes, wait for the Winter party!!)
|uggs....I've missed you...!|
Happy Autumn Saturday,
Have a great weekend.