Hello from the other sideeeeeeee!
Yes, I’m channeling my inner Adele for today’s blog post.
But seriously, have you ever thought about the differing seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? I know I never had until I was forced to. I guess I always “knew” that the seasons were opposite, but it just seemed too silly to be true. Christmas in summer? Halloween in spring?
After a full year of living down here in the Southern Hemisphere, you’d think I’d be used to this difference in seasons by now, but you’d be wrong. Growing up in the northern half of the world really did a number on me. In the north, seasons are so much more than just weather patterns. My seasons matched the Hollywood version of how things were “supposed to be.” Powdery white Christmases, crisp cool Halloweens, fresh blooming pastels around Easter, and well, if you’ve ever seen a Made-For-TV movie, you know what I’m talking about.
The reality is that most of my friends and family are still living life up north, in the US and Europe. This means that my Facebook and Instagram feeds are constantly flooded with images reinforcing my previous ideas of the “right seasons at the right times.” Now comes the onslaught of powdery pink cherry blossoms, freshly bronzed skin, short skirts and celebrations of the coming warmth.
All the while, I’m down here… bracing myself for the coming cold…. =|
But, instead of dooming myself to the incoming seasonal depression of not-so-summer-winter blues, I’ve decided to look on the bright side of fall and highlight some of my favorite autumn memories of Chile thus far!
Fall down here in Chile may not be associated with football, pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides, and Halloween, but hey, it’s still sweater weather! And, I have to admit, it’s really not so bad.
So, this week, to invade all your happy springy thoughts, I’m going to give you a little look at what May looks like on this side of the world.
Photos from Central Santiago
Parque Yerba Loca, outside of Santiago
Parque Aguas de Ramon, outside of Santiago
Photos from Santa Cruz Vineyard in Colchagua Valley, Chile
Like I said, Autumn in Chile ain’t half bad after all!
And so, I’ll end this Wanderful Wednesday with one of my favorite quotes:
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Do you associate seasons with certain activities? How would you feel about living in opposite seasons? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Welcome to Wanderful Wednesdays!
****Exciting Wanderful Wednesday Announcement!!****
Coming up next month on May 17th, we are going to be celebrating one year of the Wanderful Wednesday linkup!
As a way to celebrate all of us in this community, we would like you to take a photo of yourself, where you live or where you are travelling, holding a sign saying ‘”Happy First Birthday Wanderful Wednesday! From___________ (destination)” Please send us the photo either to one of our email addresses or via inbox on Facebook, don’t forget to also include your blog address in the message, so we can mention it in the post.
We will be sharing the posts on our blogs on Wednesday 17th May so please send us the photos by Wednesday 10th May at the latest. We can’t wait to see all of your photos! 🙂
Now, back to the link up guidelines …..
Consider yourself a wanderer?! Well then, this Blog Hop is for you!
Meet your hosts: ME, Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This and Marcella of What a Wonderful World.
Here on Wanderful Wednesday we hope to promote an open and supportive community for like-minded bloggers- expats, travelers and all kinds of wanderers!
The linkup will take place every Wednesday at 8AM GMT.
Wanderful Wednesday Guidelines:
- Link up a wanderful travel related post below! One per blogger per week please!
- Spread the LOVE! Blog Hops are all about hopping around & getting to know others within the community! At the very least please try to comment on one other post before you go!
- Let’s get Social! Really liked a post you read? Don’t be shy! Share your favorites on Social Media! You can use the hashtag: #wanderfulwednesday
- Don’t forget to grab the button and link back to your wanderful hosts! Help us spread the word and let’s get others involved!
You can also pin your post to our new Pinterest Board! Let me know if you’d like the invite.
This week I’m oldy highlighting Tuscany in Bloom by Rebecca at La Brutta Figura! Her post from last week actually inspired me to write about fall down here in Chile, as I felt so envious looking at all her beautiful spring photos! Then I remembered I should be looking for beauty in my own life as well, and not only drooling over spring! If you haven’t already, be sure to go check out her post and spread the love! Thanks for linking up with us Rebecca! 😀
Happy Hopping Friends!! 😀