The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Time Flies

2013_Jan 004Waking in the night and seeing the waning moon, I was surprised to see how quickly another week had passed.  I love the routine of living with the land, but time does seem to fly.  The days of the week don’t matter, the animals need feed, water and attention daily and it helps (us and them) to do it the same time.  Above the daily routine lie more basic cycles: hours of daylight; phases of the moon; the lengthening days leading to the longest day; the slowdown as we head to the shortest; and the changing seasons.  Across Australia the indigenous peoples recognise a range of different seasons based on their climate zone – which varies widely from tropical north to arid desert zones.  The Noongar aboriginals in the South West of Australia marked their time with 6 seasons related to the weather and available foods. It seems a much more sensible option for this area than the Northern Hemisphere 4 seasons.

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