could it be spring?


Most of y'all are heading into fall, so I've been reading much ado about fall. So much so, that I've been a little confused about what month or what season it is. (I hail from the northern hem, so living in opposite seasons takes some getting used to.)

i like this kind of autumn
Winters here are icy, cold, dark and dry enough to prohibit easy breathing. Snow doesn't seem to stick for too long these days (global warming?). So it snows and immediately turns into a huge + dangerous mess of ice. There's really nothing pretty about it after the initial quiet fall. Winters are also mostly windless, which is a welcome reprieve for Patagonia. I can't imagine if the wind blew all that cold around like it does in the summer. 

{photo by eros turannos}
Our welcome home weather was that of a typical Patagonian summer: ceaseless wind from all directions, rain, sunshine, snow, sun, downpour, snow, sun. Then the sunshine graced us with its presence for a whole decently windless (for here) day. And we rode bikes. 

{photo by flabnbone}
We're diving into spring; our current truth is more light! Instead of dusk falling at 4, its curtain swishes in around 6.30 p.m. By Christmas, the sun will shine until 11 or so. I'll dearly miss the 18+ hours of daylight when we head back to the States. But, because most of our summer days still require a puffy jacket, or at least a scarf and reasonably heavy jacket, I do look forward to the spring and summer days of yore. Sundresses, shorts, skin, skin not entirely transparent, wearing flowers in my hair windlessly, reading outside--in a flowered field.

{photo by ashley the dinosaur}
But for now I'm loving more light; tiny pops of green, of life; new penpals and letter writing projects; the return of friends who wintered (well, summered) elsewhere; me not freezing; lambs; tangelos; finally having lettuce to make the most delicious salad we've eaten in months.

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43 comments:

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

I lived on an island in your hemisphere, loved it. We had nice weather pretty much year round but having Christmas on the beach and snorkeling the new year in was heaven. Happy Spring to you...enjoy the fresh flowers and flowers in your hair.

samantha. said...

that reminds me .. i have a penpal i have not written to in ages! beautiful pics!

xo
sami

yours truly dear said...

i hate winter time, so it's great you are heading out of that season haha. the funny thing is i love the fall so much, but then comes winter. boo. i need to live somewhere in between, where it's perfect weather year round haha :]

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

what a sweet post! winters here stink too - nice when it snows for 1st day then it's just nasty!

Bella said...

What a lovely post. I think it would take some getting used to having so much daylight - I kind of like the short days of winter. Love your photos - that first one really does capture fall.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Wow- light until 11- that is surreal.
When I was younger we travelled to Finland and I remember it looking like noon at 2 am!

That would take getting used to!

Lovely post- glad your friends are returning.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a beautiful post. Gorgeous photos.

love jenny xoxo said...

Lucky, I love spring...

XOXO

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kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

it's always so interesting to read about your life down there. thanks for sharing! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

Wonderful post and I love the photos

elle said...

Heading into fall where I live, though I feel that we barely even had a summer -- but I love fall so not complaining :-)

Awesome collection of photos: you find the best ones! Glad to have stumbled upon your corner or the web here :-0

E. Charlotte said...

How crazy to have the seasons so "backwards!" I went to Peru last summer and it was so odd that they were gearing up for the coming Spring, while I was heading home to Fall! :)

Giovanna ♥ said...

So cute! You have such a lovely blog!
xo
Giovanna
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Stacey said...

I could get so much done with light until 11. However, would baby Z go to bed on time is a different story. Lovely pictures and beautiful post! xx

Sonja said...

I love how the weather and times are so different all over the world..it's wild! hehe I don't know how I would survive if lived somewhere with months of pure darkness or pure sunlight...I really think I would hibernate during the dark months and not sleep during the light! (horrible plan I know)
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Diana Mieczan said...

Its such an interesting post, my dear...I could do so much if it would be light till 11....Hmm:) Have a lovely day:)
Kisses

Abby said...

These pictures are lovely, especially love the one of the girl holding the flower! Over we're going into fall... and I miss writing letters.

Faiza said...

i love these kinds of posts mid-week! claire just wrote one too. you've both made me smile wonderfully!

Debby said...

I love when it starts staying lighter outdoors longer! xo

Krystal said...

so if you move back to the US, say, in March - you'll bypass a winter for a long time!

Krystal said...

i think that makes sense...

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love that kind of fall too that the first picture portrays. I have been thinking how it will get darker earlier soon and I will miss the hours of light in the evenings that we have in the summer!

its simple love said...

So not looking forward to fall here! Dark and cold. Ew. Can't wait to see what the spring brings for you!

Rachael

the chirpy bird said...

Oh my I just adore your pics! We're heading out of summer right now and i must admit, I'm really excited to be heading into fall and then winter... but then again i live in LA... so fall and winter are easy breezy!
xo tash

sherri said...

what a beautiful blog you have... thanks so much for following my blog, I'm following you back!

Marcie said...

Great post! It really makes me realize how big yet small our little world is.

xo M

Signe said...

As much as I love fall I envy you springtime since you have the best half of the year ahead :)

Enjoy it bigtime!

Zabrinah said...

I'm so excited for the upcoming season, hoping that the weather will be nice and not terribly rainy like it often is here.

:)


Wonderful images! I loved them.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,

Zabrinah

Islandia Lane said...

oooh I love the feeling of going into spring after one of those long, dark, cold winters.

I am definitely soaking up the last bit of summer, it was bittersweet stepping outside this am b/c I could feel the chill of fall in the air! Makes me already want spring to be here.

honey my heart said...

hooray for penpals :)

DolceDreams said...

Spring is a wonderful time, especially when you are carrying a child...somehow it becomes that much more meaningful...Enjoy!
Nathalie

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Haha, I wish I could head straight from Autumn to Spring!

and flowers pick themselves said...

the photos in this post are stellar. enjoy your day!

xo Alison

blisschic said...

i love this collection of pictures, so whimsical and dreamy! :) you're so lucky to have all 4 seasons in your country. from where im staying, we only have summer all year round.

this free bird said...

How are you friend? You sound cheery and light - hope that is all true!

I just returned from Canada and truly experienced fall. It was wonderful. Today it's 75 degrees, but a little cool. I really have no room to complain.

We had really long summer days in Canada too - the sun was up until 11pm several days - I miss that. Even though you've got some wind it sounds like some great seasonal changes are taking place, too. Enjoy!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Gracie said...

The pictures you used throughout this post are beautiful. I would love to sit in the sun with flowers in my hair.

Christmas is always warm and lovely here in Australia. I really love it.

P.S.Thanks for entering my giveaway!

MarchMusings said...

I live in the Southern Hemisphere too so looking forward to it being light till 8.30pm everyday!!

Karolina said...

bot spring and autumn are my favorite times of year, so go ahead and write about spring! Although the leaves behind my window are turning golden...

<3
K

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Well it's getting colder here and its quite wet! But it always is. lol!
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thank you so much for following my tiny blog! I'm honored and very happy! :)

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Gorgeous Clara said...

beautiful pictures!

Lady Grey said...

Oh such beautiful photos! As much as I love the Fall, I secretly wish I was headed towards Spring too : )
oxo

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

thanks for sharing!

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