posted on Feb, 3 2019 @ 04:40 AM
originally posted by: SprocketUK
Alienating the southern hemisphere?
They're still swanning around in shorts and bikinis, moaning about how hot it is.
True, but I like warm, hot weather. Makes cold beers appreciated. I work outdoors and smother myself in sunscreen. Where I live my favorite month
is April. Warm days, cool nights. But that's Autumn kicking in. I'm more productive then. Fishing off the beach is good to. Start before sunrise.
Spend early hours casting into the surf and boiling the billy in the sand. Nice to have a hot cuppa after reeling in a Salmon or Taylor. Nothing
like sitting on the beach in April drinking a cup of tea and smoking a rolled cigarette while watching the tip of the fishing rod. April is also when
we start burning off getting rid of the weeds from the pastures and around the huge gumtrees. Fun times for me and the missus. Beats mowing.
I spend spare time cutting wood for winter and love organizing the veggie garden for that season. Spring is welcome. I carefully watch the blossoms
on the fruit trees and enjoy the calls of the magpies and black cockies. Jack frost nips the paddocks sending them white here and may even extend
his touch into late September where I ensure I have an extra load of firewood ready for an unexpected change.
Then the heat sets in. Sudden changes in temp. Strip the bed and sleep on sheets. Fan. No aircon. The garden needs extra attention with water
pumping from the dam. Fish in the dam start jumping. Appreciate rain. Saves watering.
I guess sprocks, I'm older now and life isn't about board shorts, bikinis, budgie smugglers and beaches. But that's for the younger ones. I know
when the the heats on we can go down to the inlet at night, scoop a few prawns (enough for a prawn salad), net some crab and maybe spear a flathead
(fish) or flounder or two.
So to put it succinctly, I am guilty of moaning about the constant heat. I will never moan about the cold now after the poor buggers in northern
america have put up with the negative temps they have this year.
Good topic, I'll try to get my head around a short story here.
Kind regards to you,
edit on 3-2-2019 by bally001 because: (no reason given)
edit on 3-2-2019 by bally001 because: Spillin mistooks