Monday, 15 September 2014


From time to time there is discussion about the inappropriateness of the 'four seasons' model in much of Australia. It's certainly not appropriate in Sydney. Spring started in my garden at least a month ago.

Aboriginal people around the country had different seasonal models (see link below).

Dr Tim Entwistle of Sydney's Botanic Gardens proposes a five season model:

Summer: December, January, February, March
Autumn: April, May
Winter: June, July
Sprinter: August, September
Sprummer: October, November

Read more here.


  1. That would rate as an unusual division of seasons.

    The story goes here that in Canada there are two seasons. Winter and construction.

    Beautiful image!

  2. It feels like Sprinter today. :P

  3. I agree with the concept of multiple seasons, having moved to Sydney in the last couple of years. The seasons here are certainly warmer than Canberra and Adelaide (two other places I've lived) and frankly, I love it! If I could have my way, winter would last for about 2 weeks although perhaps I just need to move to Darwin : )

  4. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.