Since moving to Sydney, I get asked every so often if I get homesick for The States. The truth is that I absolutely do, and for some reason the feeling is usually strongest when the seasons change. I’m not sure if its because things still feel backwards here, or if its because I feel like I’m missing out on all of the seasonal fun back home. It’s probably a mix of both, but it always results in a few mopey days every couple of months that sees me temporarily longing for things back home.
The worst bout of homesickness always seems to come around October. While everyone back home is enjoying my favorite time of year with its cooler temperatures, colorful trees, Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc., I’m here in Sydney watching a beautiful spring turn into a gorgeous summer. I know, I know, how excruciatingly sad for me. It is truly the firstest of all first world problems.
Anyway, when fall (aka autumn) finally makes its way to Sydney I get all kinds of excited. Even though there is no Halloween or Thanksgiving, I can still enjoy the rest of what makes fall my favorite and lately I’ve been dragging poor Alex all over Sydney to take in as many fall-like activities as possible (apple picking, anyone?) Here are a few shots I’ve been taking along the way. Seriously, who needs homesickness when its nearly time for sweater weather??