Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The First of September

Below are some photos I took around town today, 
it was cold and grey and the colour was just starting
 to show on some of the trees and bushes 
while on others the branches were still bare and bereft of any life.
Almost as if we were still in the throes of winter.
The poem I've put with them sums up
 the beginning of spring in New Zealand,
where I live, as well as Australia, which it mentions.
The jonquils have been putting on a great show for most of the winter
but the daffodils are the first ones I have seen this season.


The morning it is breaking cloudy and gray
It does seem another cool late Winter's day

But the birds in the Parkland they whistle and sing
Believe it or not 'tis the first day of Spring

The first day of September the day of the year
When to Australia in the Southern Hemisphere

The Spring she arrives for her three months stay
With much warmer weather just a few weeks away

The Spring has arrived with her wildflowers and green
And her beauty in gardens and parks to be seen

Spring she arrives and she brings with her new life
And in parks and gardens Nature's beauty is rife

For the first day of September a cool chill in the breeze
But the birds chirp and whistle on the bushes and trees. 

The First Of September 
Francis Duggan

I hope you are enjoying your week 
whatever the season.
Until next week,


  1. I love that poem Diana!! I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that spring is coming where you are and fall is coming where I am!! It is a bit warmer here today but then living in the south, it rarely gets really cold here before December. And if we have cold weather, it just lasts a bit then moderates. I did get out a few of my fall decorations that I will post pictures of tomorrow.

  2. Wonderful poem and beautiful photos.
    The second to the last is very spring like to me.
    We are still in summer and fall will not be here for at lest a month. If we are lucky.
    Your heading photo reminds me of the dentist.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Happy Spring to you, sweet friend! Your pictures are simply lovely and the daffodils brought a smile to my face as they are my favorite Spring flower :)

    Thanks for sharing your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  4. Great poem. Happy 1st day of September!

  5. I know you are looking forward to Spring! Enjoy your week sweet friend, Diane

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I is September here but no signs of Fall as we are having an unusual heat wave with temps. in the 90"s!!


  7. Looks like your springtime is off to a pretty start. Love your pics. We are heading into fall and looking forward to cooler days soon I hope. It is still in the upper 90's here in Texas.
    Blessings for a great rest of the week.

  8. Such lovely pictures and how fun when my corner of the world is just ending summer to see spring emerging elsewhere! Happy weekend to you.

  9. Dearest Diana; Oh, I see how "The first day of September" means to you (like our April)☆☆☆ Wonderful post of pretty flowers and plants with beautiful poems♡♡♡ Love Gorgeousthe daffodils, my friend.
    Wishing you are having a wonderful weekend. And SO sorry for my absence lately ✿.。.:* *.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  10. Happy September and Spring! We are having a 100+ heat wave here so your photos brought cooling thoughts to me. The start of spring is always such a magical time.


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