I wish I was more observant and could pinpoint the exact differences. Indigenous Australians have a much more accurate way to describe the seasons. Here in Victoria, there is no way the year can be broken up into only four seasons!
I can't find an indigenous calendar for our area so I am going to have my own.
I will call this season Gentle Spring (can also be referred to as the Season of Promise or the Season of Anticipation) and it will be followed by Glorious Spring (Season of Wonder, Season of Plenty)! After that comes Happy Summer (Season of BBQs, Season of Gatherings) followed by Torturous Summer (Season of Exhaustion, Season of Can't Breathe in this Damn Heat, Season of Wilting).
|Yep, dam water! Not for the feint hearted!|
Do you know, I thought I found winter hard to cope with because I was sick of being cold but, now that we are coming out the other side, I have come to the conclusion that the short days and the darkness get me down more than the cold.
I can feel myself coming back to life!
Hooray for Gentle Spring!!!