Friday, September 6, 2013

Who flicked the switch?

The difference between the weather we had two weeks ago and the past week is just incredible - spring has sprung! It was sunny and 23 degrees for the Doodys Hill Fathers Day walk on Sunday, T-shirt weather for me and even shorts for David. Many signs of the new season have appeared:
  • The welcome swallows have returned already (last year they were so late that we thought they weren't coming back)
  • The light is different and the sun appears larger
  • The air is wattle scented
  • The blossoms are coming out on my young apricot tree
  • Even up here on the hill where it is normally a few degrees cooler, the daffodils are out. They've been out for weeks at the bottom of the hill.
  • The bush is alive with bird calls
  • There are insects
  • Russell the rooster is randier than ever
I'm feeling guilty about not spending enough time in the garden. Last weekend, the tomato seeds went into the greenhouse, I sprayed the fruit trees with Bordeaux mix and I planted out some seedlings, but there's so much more to be done at this time of year. And for David, lawn mowing season has begun.

It's glorious. How have you been enjoying Tassie's warm spring days?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree Susan, the weather is just great this time of year, even in Judbury, just over the hill from you, although the westerlies have been blowing the last few days. Our swallows returned for the first time yesterday. Nice to see them back.