Spring Might Have Sprung

Not only are the daffodils up out of the ground and looking ready to pop into yellow flower at any moment, today, I noticed that there is already early blossom on some of the trees near home.  They’re in a very unpromising position, poking over an ancient wall onto a very busy road, a remnant of plantings done when the piece of semi abandoned land on which they grow was part of the old hospital grounds, but every year they are the first sentinels of Spring.

I was in a hurry when I rushed past on my way to an appointment, but I still paused to admire the fresh delicacy of the blooms, white with distinctive pink accents, and on my way back, in an even greater hurry I paused to take a photo   I know that tomorrow the flowers will look more ragged, and will have attracted a layer of dust, and I will have to wait another year to be so thrilled to see them brightly contrasted against the bareness of the branches.

February, for all it’s brevity, always feels like a long dark month, but now it is definitely over for this year.

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  1. Jill Goldberg

     /  March 2, 2012

    And here we are going into autumn — or are supposed to be, at least. It’s my favourite season, especially in Cape Town (as opposed to Johannesburg). However, my colleague has just told me that the temperature will be 31 by lunchtime. So much for the end of summer…

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    • It’s hard to imagine that warmth when it’s about 10C here! I’ve just read a report that we are due more snow, so I’m not putting away the winter boots just yet.

      It’s the change of season that I enjoy. I wouldn’t want too much of any one of them! Hope your summer doesn’t out stay its welcome…..

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  2. brendan stallard

     /  March 2, 2012

    Rowena/Jill,

    Twas 76 F here, 25 C, and the geezer next door had daffs from about Xmas, till the usual cold snap of two days cut ’em down. We usually get between two and ten cold days in winter.

    The seasons are pretty much winter and summer, there’s no real spring or fall here, and I do miss a decent spring in the UK. The slow addition of a little extra light every day does seem to lighten everyone’s mood.

    Course, then you gotta mow the green hell of the sward:)

    brendan

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