After 14 degrees on Friday, on Saturday post winter we had our first 20 degree day. Today, Sunday was sublime with a temperature of 25 degrees and little wind. Tomorrow it will be 27 and windy. Too hot too soon for my liking but we have experienced a long and quite cold winter. Saturday was the first day we did not have the heating on and today, not even thinking about heating. Never mind that our heating has been on for months, only being shut down while we sleep.
Within two days elms are bright green with their ready to release hops. Plane trees are full of ready to release pollen and tiny bright green leaves are showing on branches. There are a few remaining magnolia flowers, but as with most blossom trees, leaves are appearing as the petals fall.
Melburnians got out and about on such a fine day. Every Jewish person in Melbourne needed to buy bagels in Balaclava, causing massive traffic jams. Every person from Upper Bayswater North needed to lunch in St Kilda and caused massive traffic jams and overloaded trams. Those who did neither of the above clogged up our outer parks, such as Lysterfield Park, and Mount Dandenong.
And if Melburnians did none of the above, maybe they went into town and clogged that up as well. I have that they did that on good authority.
Bless, by Tuesday the temperature will drop back to 14 and rain is forecast. As I have learnt from all over the world, 'well we need the rain' is quite a common expression.