After dark and dreary winter, Melbourne seems to have awoken from its slumber to welcome in a blossoming spring. Or so it seemed on Sunday. The last day of winter shone brightly at the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival with multitudes of trees flowering on cue. You could literally feel the joy of the crowds that survived the gloom to arrive at long last into the sunshine.
Admittedly since then Melbourne’s three days of spring have regressed slightly. However, this doesn’t hide the fact that we all know warmer days are ahead and it seems hope. Whatever gets buried under the doona in winter emerges seemingly unscathed and ready for action in spring. Relationships. Fitness routines. Travel plans. That pot plant that seemed to be well past its used by date but has now rather miraculously returned from the dead. What is it about warmer weather that makes you feel that everything will be OK?