Thursday, October 01, 2015

My new love affair with spring...

I've written here before about my love of autumn and winter. Living in the tropics, we brace ourselves for summer (as opposed to em-bracing it) or we head south. Summer is heat, humidity and cyclones. And spring is often uncomfortably warm... a warning of what's to come.

This spring (so far -- and I'll probably regret saying this out loud) has been glorious with beautiful cool, sunny days with a light breeze. Perfect weather for being outdoors --which is something of a problem for a writer on a deadline.

But as gardening is my main form of exercise, it's important. Right?

And this spring I've been indulging in my love of dainty, romantic flowers. I've planted them in the ground.

In pots.
 And in hanging baskets.

 I've even planted them around the fishpond (currently minus fish, but granddaughters are coming and that will be rectified).

And I'm loving their generous showy display.

What are you doing this spring? Or autumn if you're on the other side of the globe?


2paw said...

What beautiful spring flowers and they are so dainty and delicate!! Here3 is Tasmania we are sheltering from the heat and have a total fire ban in most of the state. We've had hardly any rain this winter and it is very windy today with temperatures at 29*C in the South. So we are bracing ourselves for spring!! Heaven help us in Summer. Oh, I love fish-ponds, there is something very soothing about the swishing of water and the bubbling of the fish.

Barbara Hannay said...

I'm amazed that it's so hot in Tasmania. It's cold again here and we have the fire on! I guess it won't last long though.