‘Wintergarden On A Spring Sunday’
‘Green Is The Colour Of Spring’
…and spring is the idea of new possibilities…
‘A Flower Under The Kitchen Window’
…the spring breeze, only seen in the movement of the leaves…
‘Spring Oak Verdant’
...hope springs eternal…
‘Spring Field Bouquet’
‘False Spring Signal’
Mid-July and daffodils have begun to appear in Auckland parks.
A bit unusual.
This bright yellow flower was shot a couple of days ago,with the temperature sitting at a relatively balmy 17/18 degrees Celsius.
“Ooooh, spring is on its way”, people coo.
Monster, frigid, gales have since come piling in from the Antarctic and the southern oceans, bringing rain, general havoc and single figure temperatures to our part of the country.
Just going to show that sometimes things are not what they appear…
“With the coming of spring I am calm again”
– Gustav Mahler
It has been a tumultuous August in Auckland, wet and windy for the most part.
But to be expected. That is what August brings. And I don’t mind really.
Spring ,according to the calendar anyway, has arrived today. Sunny and calm!
Thought I would mark it with this image of a flower from my garden that appears around this time every year.
Not quite sure what it is, but it doesn’t matter.
It is a signal of spring, of renewal, and anticipation of good things to come.
And, like the weather this morning, I feel calm. I struggle with generalised anxiety,so gladly accept that feeling!
If in the last post Blue Moses, Moses had the blues, I think I have them too today, or at least a nagging sense of disquiet.
But blue is also the colour of the pictured spring, one of the special places I love, where water bubbles up from deep down and there is richness and amazing clarity.
Hope springs eternal, right?