She’s Here!

13 Apr

What I loved about this spring day (yes, she’s here, spring is finally here):

Putting bed linen out on the line to dry for the first time since, er, October, and leaving the sun and wind do their work.

Making lemon cupcakes with two twelve-year-olds and realising that it doesn’t matter if the icing isn’t perfectly smooth, or that the sponge didn’t rise as much as  it ought to have done. Together, butter, sugar and flour will taste good no matter what you do to them.

This year’s first tulips.

At the end of the day, a man leaning out of a top floor window and having a fag.

Hearing a delivery man wish a customer well with her pregnancy.

The deep-plum leaves of a prunus against a sage-green wall.

To the west, the sun setting over a hundred chimney tops, which made me think of this:


2 Responses to “She’s Here!”

  1. maureen April 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Thanks for this Viv! Nice touch 🙂 We looked at a small park yesterday, municipal land next to a school. The community, encouraged and aided by the school, has cleared most of the long grass and alien vegetation, planted indigenous (native) trees, unblocked a stream to allow it to feed a wetland, and made an outdoor auditorium with stones for use by school groups. (Pelham, Pietermaritzburg) It has been fenced and is safe to walk around.

    • Vivienne April 26, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

      Gosh, that must be a lovely thing to see. What indigenous plants have they used?

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