Thursday, 7 May 2009


“People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.” - Anton Chekhov

I am in Perth (,_Western_Australia) for a couple of days for work and as the flight was the early morning “red-eye-special”, it’s been a very long day. More so as Perth is two hours behind the East coast. The weather here was beautiful, with temperatures in the high 20s, sunny and balmy. So word Thursday today, the topical:

Indian summer (noun)
A period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn.
(fig.) A period of happiness or success occurring late in life.

Indian summer can be in September, October, or early November in the northern hemisphere, and March, April, or early May in the Southern hemisphere. It can persist for a few days or extend to a week or more. This term is not related to the summer season in India.

ORIGIN: American, in reference to the period when Indians used the time to prepare for the winter cold by hunting and gathering.

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