Spring is here.
I was driving to the shops today after a sweetly domestic morning and early afternoon. As I drove I was acutely aware of the sun was shining, the birds singing and the trees being treely, treeish… treelike.
I reflected on what I love about this time of year, this glorious pre summer in Adelaide;
– the bang of the front fly screen door as the kids, with their neighbourhood friends, run from house to house.
– the buzz of opportunistic blowies as front flyscreen doors are left ajar and flapping in soft spring breezes.
– the sweetly scented air after hubby mows the lawn.
– buying antihistimines in bulk so hubby can mow the lawn.
– eating cold crispy salad with cold roast chicken.
– the tangy aroma of industrial strength sunscreen combined with insect repellant slathered on the kids as they jump around under the sprinkler.
– the squeak of the rusty porch swing as I lazily push myself to and fro and indulge in some not safe for work literature.
You may notice an abundance of allusions to smells and sounds, well, here’s another one and I don’t have many synonyms in my repertoire for scented and aroma.
– the zesty odour (heh heh thought of one) of accelerated fruit decomposition which brings the promise of litres of icy smoothies.
– the rhythmic hum of the fan oscillating and blowing welcome gusts on the back of my neck
– the glorious extra hour of sunlight we get each evening due to daylight savings, it’s so worth that first painful day of adjustment and the curtains fading.
– the fact I can wash, dry and put away a weeks laundry in one day. If I felt like it.
That’s what I enjoyed today at any rate. Tomorrow we’re planning to get some gardening in, so I’ll probably be less favourably inclined towards the season when my fingernails are full of loam and sweat is pooling in my bra.
Please add a comment of your favourite things about spring and the changing of the seasons from winter to summer.