Wednesday, 17 April 2013

AUTUMN IS HERE

“My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.” - Robert Frost
 
Autumn has made its presence felt in Melbourne. Suddenly it’s cool, rainy and the leaves have started to turn their falling colour and they waft down to earth. It was sudden this year. A few weeks where the heat was so intense that we couldn't bear not to have the air-conditioning on, followed by days and nights that necessitating the heater taking over to warm us up. The grey skies are appealing and the change in time is in keeping with the turning season. Shortening days and lengthening nights make of the daily commuting to work expeditions in darkness for us old work horses…

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