Saturday, 1 September 2007
Spring has sprung...
We Australians do do anything conventional like base our seasons on equinox or solstice. (I have no idea about how to decently make them plurals, so leave them singular). No, we go for the start of the month, much less thinking required. Spring is September-October-November.
And it is just as well that we do that, because if we waited another three weeks, as the druids would insist, the season would be over.
The blood plum is in full blossom, that's the white flower. The magnolia is not fully out but close. Back left is a camelia but they are irregular and irrational anyway. The splotch of red in the middle is an azalea. All this and sundry things are starting to shoot - grapes, roses - and the bulb season is in full flight.
And, and, it has been warm enoough to sit outside with a coffee and enjoy it. (Well, okay, I sat out with a coffee, a draft essay and a red pen for editing but I still enjoyed it.)