The Case for the Southern Hemisphere

University of Sydney campus, mid-November:

Now, back to northern hemisphere mid-November as I've always known it: dark late autumn, vs bright late spring. It's been nice.
PS: In response to notes from cold-climate folk, these are of course jacaranda trees. (Click for larger picture.) There was a giant one, much much larger than these, in our front yard when I was a kid in southern California, so they have a homey aspect to me.