Spring is come
The grass is riz
Oi wonder where the flowers iz
But Shakespeare was wrong this time: the flowers are blooming, exploding around Sydney now in the dead of winter!!. This is the amazing aspect of living on the 33rd parallel: the seasons cannot make up their minds: is it winter? is it spring? and in just over one month it will indeed be officially be spring.
So welcome one and all to another wonderful semester of English and American Literature in these cool, sunny climes! I look forward to meeting you all and sharing the delights of literature over the next 12 weeks. In Oz Lit and in Am. Lit we have Jess Brooks helping in the teaching and the marking. You will all love her up to date take on the literature we are studying: welcome Jess!
This morning I walked steeply from Berowra Waters up this wonderful bush path, swathed in heavy mist up towards Cowan. At the top this wonderful vista appeared- with a view from above of the heavy mist that we trudged through. This is a real promise of things to come: