Friday, August 7, 2009

Spring is coming?

Those of you basking in the sun in the northern hemisphere will wonder why I am writing about spring. Our seasons are opposite yours, and we had an early Winter. Cold weather started in May, and I asked if it meant winter would finish early too. Some of the plants think so. The snowdrops in my garden bloomed.

Snowdrops are supposed to herald Spring, but Jack Frost is unrelenting. This morning, Auckland was shrouded with thick fog and the visibility was less than 100 yards when I was driving to work. It was freezing. However, at mid day, the sky has cleared, and the kids were running around, some in T-shirts.

1 comment:

betty-NZ said...

I have a few snowdrops, too, and I'm soooooo glad!

My anemones are going crazy and crocus blooms are opening. That was/is a cold winter. Yay, spring!