I’m so sorry that I left you. Summer seemed so enticing and warm, hot even, but I was wrong to leave you. I know that now.
Sure, you were cold at times but at least you didn’t flare up all the time like Summer does. Spending time with Summer leaves me feeling drained and tired. Back when we were still together, Summer made promises, but the reality is so different to what I imagined.
I fell for the oldest trick in the book. When I was with you the grass seemed greener elsewhere, but with Summer, there is no green grass. Nothing’s green. It’s all brown and crunchy.
I’m not saying that there haven’t been great times with Summer. Some evenings have been amazing but Summer’s gentle warmth gives way to an incredible harshness when the next day arrives. I expected endless excitement but I’ve got to admit, I’ve been burnt. I can’t sleep. I just lay awake thinking about you.
Winter, I know it’ll still be some time until you feel ready to take me back but right now I’m yearning for you. In the mean time you may hear stories that I’m still with Summer. Let me assure you that’s not my fault. I want Summer to go but you have no idea how clingy Summer can be.
Before I return to you it’s likely you’ll hear rumours that I’m with Autumn but believe me, I’m coming back to you.
Do you think some of your friends would enjoy reading Dear Winter? Please use the buttons below to share the post. Thanks.
Today is the first day of spring in Australia. I’m looking forward to the mornings being a little brighter and the days being a little warmer. I particularly enjoy spring because it’s so much better for cycling.
The winters in Perth are never very severe. It never snows and while the weather might get a bit chilly and a little wild at times, I can generally still ride my bike throughout winter. Having said that, spring is just so much more comfortable.
What about you? Which is your favourite season? Choose your favourite in the poll and if you like, tell me in the comments why it’s your favourite.
Do you think some of your friends would enjoy reading Changing Seasons? Please use the buttons below to share the post. Thanks.
Going from having two kids to around 70 is quite a leap. That’s what’s on the cards for me for the coming days.
Later today I’ll become dad to a camp full of primary school aged children. Over the next few days I’ll be spending a fair bit of time just south of Perth at the Serpentine Camping Centre. I’m still working this week so I’m commuting to camp each day.
I was very involved with the camps at Serpentine many years back but it had been around 20 years since I’d been to one before we decided to go to last year’s camp. We must have enjoyed the experience because we’re heading back for more.
I’ve done everything at the camps in the past from being a dorm leader to cook to director to pot washer and lots more. I guess it’s all come full circle now as I take on the role of camp dad.
I’m sure I’m going to be very tired before it’s all over but it’s so good to be able to build into the lives of young people and have a great time while doing it.
Do you think some of your friends would enjoy reading Off to camp? Please use the buttons below to share the post. Thanks.