These pictures were taken over the weekend, while we were visiting Katie’s mum for Mother’s Day. As you can see the leaves are well and truly changing colour now and the grey autumny skies have rolled in!
This is our first autumn in Victoria and it’s quite different to the autumns we are used to. I spent most of my life (before moving to Sydney) living in Queensland, where it’s very warm all year round. In Queensland I never really noticed the seasons changing. There aren’t many deciduous trees that lose their leaves and the temperatures just gently ease into the winter months (and even in winter it’s not very cold!) Down here though, Autumn really happens! In the last week or so the temperatures here haven’t really ventured above the mid teens, so it’s been pretty crisp! It’s also been quite windy and the sky has been grey. But while everybody else is grumbling because they miss the warm summer sunshine, I’m enjoying our chilly, windy, drizzly days. This weather is still a novelty for me (at least this year it is) and as an added bonus, it’s given me the chance to finally wear the cardigan I crocheted last winter!
Most of all, I’m loving the changes autumn is bringing to the way everything looks. Now, the trees are skeletal figures stretching up towards the sky, while their discarded red and yellow leaves dance around in circles and flutter down the streets. There are no leaves left on Katie’s mum’s fruit trees, when just a few visits ago there were peaches begging to be eaten. Everything is covered in warming colours. The sun sits a lot lower in the sky and the light is soft. It is all just so beautiful.
I’m starting to wonder what winter is going to be like. People keep warning me that it’s going to get much colder. And though I’m sure it will, I honestly can’t wait!
What’s the weather like in your part of the world right now?