I’m so stupid when it comes to northern hemisphere seasons that, when I learned the names of the months and seasons in my Russian lesson, my teacher also had to tell me which months belonged to which season.
“Yeez, Leetle Meez Mva, vesna eez spring, eend ze months are March, April, May. Repeat after mee, spring eez… March, April, May.
But, now that I’m here and have lived through a cold Christmas and New Year, and am living through a summery May, I’m getting the gist of the seasons.
“What?” I thought. “It’s summer, how dumb ARE they?” (yes. I really did think that, when I should have been thinking, “Oh, this El Nino palaver, turning the seasons upside down.” Either way, it was a stupid train of thought).
Then I remembered it’s winter in Australia. Well, in some parts. I’ve never personally lived through a proper winter until this past year’s in Kyiv. To prove point: I just checked Wunderground.com.
The current temperature in Kyiv, Ukraine: 24 degrees
The current temperature in Brisbane, Australia: 23 degrees
This crappy post about the weather: Pricelessly crap