According to media outlets,
Winter commences on June 1st.
My primary school definitely taught us
that Winter or the seasons commenced
on the solstices and equinoxes.
Late Autumn or early Winter depending
on one’s point of view.
Six or seven weeks later and there are
no arguments about the season…
However, around mid-July winter does take on
a brighter hue when the first signs of spring
appear in the form of our Golden (above)
and Cootamundra Wattles (Acacias)
Come August and Erlicheer jonquils have lived
up to their name adding some cheer
to our Winter gardens.
Jonquils are followed by daffodils adding
their touch of colour into early Spring.