Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Signs of Spring, on the Winter Solstice
Last Week on Winter Solstice, or as I like to think to it “the day the promise of light returns to the sky” I saw definite signs of Spring in the garden. What’s that? A bit early you say? Well it doesn’t get much more “Springy” than Daffodils right? And those are Daffodils just starting to emerge… Since this small patch is on the north side of the house, out of sight, it’s been allowed to remain over the years. Truth be told I really enjoy it. Buoyed by the Daffodil sighting I went off to see what other signs of life I could find. Ah! Ceanothus flower buds! And Manzanita flower buds! Even a few small buds on a Grevillea… And the promise of pendulous greenish-yellow flowers on the Willlow Leaf Stachyurus. Inside the “greenhouse” the Acacia is covered in buds… And back outside the Edgeworthia blooms are starting to form… I pray some freak weather event doesn't come along and damage these buds before they have a chance to fully develop. Only 85(ish) more days until the first day of Spring!