The BEST thing about living in North Queensland is the brevity of winter. I cannot abide the cold, I may have ranted to that effect before. Generally our winter lasts a week, maybe two, with warm days and chilly nights. By the time it’s chilly I am inside my house with the windows closed.
This year has been different. We had twenty consecutive days with a minimum of less than 12 degrees (celcius) and many days of actual cold during the day. This is most unusual.
The last week and half have been glorious. I love to wake up and feel the humidity, to not need the warm cocoon that I created with my blanket during the night. These days have made our garden wake. There is new growth on the swamp bloodwoods. (see that sky, no wonder!)
The lillypillies have colourful new shoots.
The euodia is even considering flowering.
On these days I feel invigorated and my thoughts turn to freshening up our lives and spring cleaning.
These are the days when we question whether five metre celings really were a good idea.