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