Summertime … and the living is easy

sunflower.jpgAre you ready for summer? Whether you are or not, it’s officially arrived here in Australia. The warmer months are now upon us.

Already throughout spring we’ve seen more people in shorts and t-shirts but we need to get ready to see more white legs making an appearance for the first time since last summer. My cyclists’ tan is coming along nicely. My brown arms stop where my cycling shirt starts and my legs have a similar thing going on with the very white bits suddenly turning very brown where my shorts end. By the end of summer I’m sure the difference will be even more pronounced. I could always try to tan the white bits but a cyclists’ tan is a badge of honour.

I’m sure that BBQs are being wheeled out everywhere and their gas bottles being filled, air conditioners being serviced. Summer has arrived and we’re getting ready for some scorching hot days.

A white Christmas is the last thing we’re ever likely to experience here, unless it’s the magnificent, white, sandy beaches along our coast.

How’s the weather where you are? Is it getting hotter or colder right now?

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • Being the summer person that I am, and given the fact that we are now heading into winter here in the Pacific Northwest, this is the time of year that I don’t enjoy reading your blog. I want summer! 🙂

  • Getting warm here in Kenya as well, though it never was cold. I grew up in the U.S., and have spent most of my life there, so I am stilled not used to warm Christmas.

  • I still can’t get used to having acquaintances on the other side of the world where night is day, winter is summer, and your toilet water goes down backwards.

    What an amazing God we have!

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