#WQWWC #3: Winter

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”
–Hal Borland

The above quote is so true. Especially in my part of the world. No matter how harsh the season is there is always the thought that following winter, or in my case at this time of year, summer, the weather will move away from extremes and the in-between seasons spring and autumn will be far more pleasant.

A year ago the weather was the worst I can remember. We had high temperatures, nothing unusual about that, but we also had devastating bushfires, many homes destroyed, lives lost on top of a drought that had left the landscape brown and ideal for the fires that ravaged it.

At this time, 2020, we have had a lot of rain; the countryside is magnificent and extremely healthy.

I know which of the two I’d prefer.

Our winters are very mild where I live. When we get a frost in the morning we think it’s a severe winter but I once lived in a part of the state where the frost would stay on the ground if the sun didn’t hit that part of the ground.

I find it helpful on those days when the cold bites at you, or you can’t get cool because of the heat, to remind myself that there is always someplace worse than here.

So in a couple of days it will be Christmas, we are in the midst of a Covid surge and we await the state premier to give us details as to how we will have to spend Christmas. I’ve been lucky in that my area has been pretty much Covid free/safe but I am learning you have to be careful.

This year Christmas day won’t be a stinking hot day, in fact there’s every chance it will rain.

But on those hot days there is the thought that it won’t be forever and the cool of the autumn will be upon us

No matter what we humans do to our climate, we are assured that the seasons will follow and that is always a joy to consider on those days of extremes.

So enjoy your Christmas in whatever form you celebrate it, stay safe and wherever you live keep warm and or cool.

Written for: https://tchistorygal.net/2020/12/16/wqwwc-3-winter/

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8 Responses to #WQWWC #3: Winter

  1. rugby843 says:

    Wrote a comment and apparently it disappeared. So I’m dictating this one on my phone and we’ll see what happens with that. It was 53 degrees here yesterday and tomorrow it’s supposed to snow. One thing about winter here is, it doesn’t matter what else is going on you’ve got a cold wind. I’m so happy that you’re getting rain because I worry about those fires like last year so keep safe, stay healthy–this won’t last forever. Merry Christmas☃️🎄🙋🏼‍♀️🖖🏻💞

    • Michael says:

      And a Merry Christmas to you.There’s been a suggestion of snow in Tasmania this year and that hasn’t happened in a long time. Enjoy yours and stay safe.

  2. Lovely post Michael. Keep safe and I hope you can spend time with your family.

  3. Sadje says:

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Very well said that we always know that there is a change waiting

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