An ode to spring
September 1, 2010 § 6 Comments
I love spring. I simply can’t tell you enough. I’m not one of those who finds beauty in all seasons (ok there is and I do but admitting that seems to destroy the power of my argument somewhat). I hate being cold. I like it to be warm. I like to smile when I smell the scent of jonquils, magnolias and honeysuckle dancing on the breeze. I like to feel the warm evening air and taste the salt of the ocean. I like that people are happier. I like that we are more motivated. I like seeing purple: jacaranda lining the streets of Grafton, wisteria delicately taking control of the homestead verandah. I like my eyes to be assaulted by the various shades of green. I like that spring is less stressful than summer because there are no big celebrations like Christmas and New Year, instead it’s a time for picnics and lazy Sunday lunches.
So yes! What a happy day to be here in Australia! And Sydney isn’t disappointing on this first day of spring, serving up a calm 25˚ that simply begs for a beach walk and a glass of freshly squeezed juice. So, as I procrastinate and attempt to avoid my university work I thought I would find a sense of the productive in creating a deliciously visual ode to my idea of spring.
I adore hyacinths – they are the epitome of health and happiness!
Purple tulips – royalty, White tulip – forgiveness
My veggie patch at home
Outdoor breakfast at my grandmother’s
…and then gelato
Visiting the new calves in our 1954 chevy “Chuck”