Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring

Happy First day of Spring! or Autumn if you are in Australia.... Here the signs are visible, mostly the willows. The pomegranate is putting on leaves and the rest are trying to bud out. The Mexican Elder in the left of the photo stays green all winter as does the Spanish Broom to the right. All of the trees and plantings in the yard are no more than 4 years old. I started with a blank slate except for the pomegranate in the far back righthand corner. We have Bermuda grass which turns brown in the winter. The temp is up in the seventies during the day and the spring winds are starting to blow. I have always been fascinated with the names of winds. The Santa Ana's, Scirocco, Chinook... and of course Banana Wind :). I have heard a glacier wind referred to as a Winnewaw? or willowaw? Jack grabbing a few rays this morning in the labyrinth. I personally think he looks sorta like 3 day old roadkill.

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