Monday, September 23, 2013

The Book of Me, Written by You - Prompt 4

Courtesy of Julie Groucher's blog Anglers Rest here is my response to the fourth prompt in this series.

Favourite Season

Do you have one?


A Happy Memory or association

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.

Truth be known, I don't have a favourite season here in Brisvegas because....we don't really have seasons.....

I miss the seasons dreadfully.  I think I liked autumn best of all with the leaves changing colour. 

Alex at Leura Gardens c.1984
Alex and Robert Leura Gardens

Bel at Leura c1993 photo by Barbara Conner (nee McLoughlin)

I can't bear hot weather - those days when it's too hot to do anything except immerse yourself in someone's pool or turn the air-conditioning on which makes me feel guilty for wasting power.

Here, it's pretty much of a muchness with not much difference....always sunny and bright...well one can't complain.

Tingalpa Cemetery with jacarandas
Jacaranda season is the best in Brisbane.

It means exam time for students at Uni but it also means the end of the year and Christmas holidays fast approaching.

There are purple carpets of the jacaranda tree flowers everywhere - which can be a bit hazardous and slippery on pavements.

But the colour is luminous..really luminous...a bit like the dress I wore as a bridesmaid at Judith's wedding all those years ago.  

All the bridesmaids wore different colours - like a rainbow.  

I wore jacaranda blue, Megan wore apricot I think  and the other bridesmaid wore yellow.

Judith was in green.

We were all "green" then come to think of it ;)


Kat Mortensen said...

I love your photos, but wish they were larger so I could see your faces.

The jacarandas look magnificent. How did you end up in Brisbane?

Great song, and thanks by the way, because now I'll have it in my head all day!

Alex Daw said...

My handsome husband came from Brissie and I followed him there. The photos have faded over time and were probably never very good to begin with. That song is still in my head after eight hours sleep!

diane b said...

It is a drawback living here in Brisvegas, not having obvious season changes but give me warm most of the year and hot for a few months rather than cold and snow for many months. I love spring, Autumn and winter best. Don't feel too guilty about using power to cool. If you lived in a cold climate you would use power to heat or else pollute the air with smoke