Embrace the wonderland of winter on the Coast
I KNOW it's not everyone's favourite season but for me winter is hard to beat.
Sure the days are shorter and sometimes the mornings can be a wee bit chilly but those clear crisp days, the avalanche of citrus, the warmth of winter roasts and vegies, the lack of humidity and, of course, being able to let the lawn go for two or three weeks without a trim manages to make me a mostly happy chap.
The outlook for warmer than average nights is welcome in these dire times when keeping warm can hurt your household budget, but the bureau's forecast of above average rainfall will have some feeling glum.
Would it make you feel better if I reminded one and all of the gardener's mantra that good winter moisture usually means an abundant spring?
Of course the start of winter means the season of renewal is less than 100 days away so I hope you'll join me in trying to stave off the temptation to hibernate by staying active via bracing daybreak walks and by enjoying family picnics in the hinterland or at any of our great beaches or foreshore parks.
I know I wouldn't want to spend winter anywhere else.