I must admit, the last several days have been so beautiful and warm and have had a bit of that spring 'smell' in the air so that all I feel like doing is planning holidays and heading towards a nice relaxing Christmas break...
Of course, I've got a ways to go yet (4 months to be exact!)
But as much as I'm looking forward to spring and even summer (since there is such as thing as air conditioning), I must admit I'm always just a little sad to see winter go. We really do have the very best winters here in Australia. Apart from maybe a month somewhere in the middle there where it actually does get cold, our winters are pretty much summers - but without all of the heat and humidity.
But the thing I absolutely love the most about our winters, is the light. We have the most perfect light in winter. I've googled to try and figure out why this is and I still don't have a scientific answer (I assume it's got something to do with the sunshine and dry air?), but it's definitely anecdotally true: I work with a lot of cameramen, and it's a given in 'the industry' that if you want to shoot something/someone at it's absolutely best, you'll always shoot it in winter. You get a beautiful crsip image with colours that really pop. All because of the gorgeous light.
So grab your cameras and take advantage of these last few days of winter light, and then head inside to your computers, and start planning those summer vacations! Yay!