I love this time of year when it’s late spring and summer is poking it’s head around the corner trying to push spring out the door. There’s lots of these purple avenues with the Jacaranda trees around Adelaide this time of year, and the vivid purple against the blue sky is just gorgeous.
We’re currently enduring our first heat wave of the year – see I told you that impatient summer was trying to push spring out. This time of year also means that the mosquitoes are out in full force and sunscreen and hats have to be dusted off for use again. JJ has had his first swim of the season but I like the sea water to be warmed up by a few hot days before I venture in. I like that the evenings are lighter for longer and I like the smell of the beach in the air that heralds summer, even though I don’t live that close to the beach.
I don’t like the hot car that takes a little while to cool down, or being housebound because it’s too hot to go outside. I don’t like having to water my plants every day just to try and keep them alive, especially now as I can’t use my hose to do it except for one day of the week. I lug water from the bucket in the shower that collects water until I get the shower temperature right, I put it into the watering can and use it for my plants. I suppose it’s making me exercise more.
What’s your summer like or dislike?