Christmas in Perth means many things. Dry heat, parched gardens, flies, burning sun. All the spring flowers are dead, but the Nuytsia is in full bloom, lighting up the bush like a candle. The sky and the ocean are the same heat-faded blue.
This is the season of endurance. For the next three months the average temperatures are above 30 degrees Celsius, and the promise of a week or two of temperatures in the low forties.
There are still 11 days left in the year, but I am done with it. I am finding it difficult to focus on anything. I just want to stop, spend time with the family, clear the cobwebs of the year from my head and start fresh.
I have plenty of plans for the new year, and they start on January 1, 2011. So I’m closing the blog down for the rest of the year.
Best wishes to you all. Have a great holiday, whatever and however you celebrate. I will see you again, bright and fresh, when the year turns over in its bed.