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04 May 2014 @ 09:24 pm
Bring on the winter blankets  
Hard to believe that as recently as last Thursday I was still sleeping with just a sheet and cotton coverlet, and most nights was pushing the coverlet down to the foot of the bed. A cold front swept through on Friday and I used my doona for the first time this season, and last night I even switched to winter pyjamas. Spring and autumn just don't exist here, it's either summer or winter, no in between. There's been a chill wind blowing and even though the sun's been out both days it's been pretty cold. Well, cold for here, anyway, if you were out of the sun and with the wind blowing through you.

Took advantage of the arrival of cooler weather, and planted a mass of bulbs today. Jonquils, freesias and grape hyacinth, which have been sitting in my fridge for a few weeks now, waiting for the weather to turn. It's a good time to plant things, with a waxing moon, and the ground should be cool enough now for the bulbs to settle in nicely.
Current Mood: coldcold
ali15son: pic#122341990ali15son on May 4th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
It seems really strange you talking about cold weather when here in the UK we are awaiting some warm weather having just entered spring time xx
miwahni: Random Snowflakemiwahni on May 5th, 2014 11:44 am (UTC)
Oh I know, it feels strange for me too with everyone waxing lyrical about the first few buds of spring, and I'm reaching for my fuzzy slippers.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on May 4th, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)

So, I'm dead curious, how cold is cold where you live? I just can't imagine it getting truly cold there.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on May 5th, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
It's relative, isn't it? *g* During winter, most days would range between 18C to 21C (64F to 70F), with 59F being considered a cold day. Overnight lows in mid-single figures celsius - a very cold night will get close to 2C (35.6F)
I have lived in colder parts of Australia; spent 18 months in Oberon where it did actually snow a couple of times during winter, and a good day was one that reached 11C (52F). I hated it, far too cold!
Little hot house flower, that's me.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on May 5th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)

I was curious because I'm constantly amused by what the locals consider "cold" in the winter... although they're equally amused by my complaints about heat when it get over 80F when we all know it's going far past that point, up in to the early 100sF most days with really, really high humidity.

Actually though, your winters are substantially warmer than winters are here where the average daily temperature is low 50sF and the average night time temp is in the 20sF.
miwahnimiwahni on May 6th, 2014 10:24 am (UTC)
You really have quite a temperature range between winter and summer, by the sounds of it. There's not a great deal of variance here, which is nice.
jaicen5jaicen5 on May 6th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
I agree. Winter arrived on Saturday, very suddenly and very unwelcome. Anything under 24 degrees is cold to me and if it's single figure nights it's horrible.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on May 7th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
Oh I hear you! Bit better this morning, currently 14C at 6.30am. I can deal with that.