Monday, September 03, 2007

sprunging spring

Tis true..Spring has entered the southern hemisphere..

These Aussie blokes and blokettes figure the seasons from the first of the month..no waiting around for the equinox or the solstices..ya know..

And so..even though we are droughted..truely we are..I have planted 100..spell that one hundred corn flowers..lovely future blossoms that I raised from scratch..well from seed..

Actually, sweet Em watered them weekly per my instructions whilst I was visiting round the globe in midwinter..and so they were all ready to be transplanted this morning.

How joyful it is to imagine colour in the garden.

And how will we water these sweet creatures?

We have two thousand litre rain tanks gathering dew from the roof of the house..and when it rains..they really gather!!

And so there will be enough water to keep the blossoms strong and lovely..

Makes my heart sing to have flowers in warm damp soil...

Just thought I'd let you know..

Oh..and in case you didn't realize it..a pair of lorikeets were bathing exuberantly in the back rain gutter this morning..splashing all over the pool deck..enjoying the cool.

We are fortunate indeed!

Hope the same is true for you northern hemisphere folks, some of whom will be celebrating Labour Day tomorrow..

happy holiday!!