As the days grow shorter, the weather had begun to get extremely cold. Coming from Brisbane where we can’t really classify our winter as winter, I am realizing just how under prepared for the colder weather I am. Although I don’t really know how to dress for such cold temperatures, the crisp, fresh air is so refreshing and clean!
The once beautiful red, yellow and orange trees have now simply become skeletons as the millions of leaves are now on the ground. This has however lead to the streets being lined with piles and piles of crunchy leaves that fills you with an insane urge to jump in them.
The squirrels have also seemed to have become incredibly hungry and have decided to eat every single acorn. They then proceed to drop them on the heads of people below them-so tip number 1: watch your head whilst walking (I speak from experience of being hit on the head by flying acorns). The acorns have also become hazardous obstacles on the ground. So tip number 2: watch out for acorns on the ground, especially when going for a run as you may slip and sprain your ankle…as I may have done this week! Nonetheless, acorns are pretty awesome little things that you simply do not come across in Australia, and therefore I love them!
To some, this cold weather may be the most miserable and depressing time but for me it is so invigorating and beautiful. I can now finally snuggle up in a cozy jumper (or as people here say, sweater), with a hot cup of fresh tea! The cold weather has made my love for tea even stronger. This hot beverage has become my best friend for facing the freezing temperatures outside!