Monday, 16 February 2009
When I lived in Vancouver, one of the things that surprised and delighted me most was the spring – with its real spring flowers. After growing up in Brisbane where the main seasonal changes seemed to be handled by jasmine (in October) and Mayflowers (in, uh, September), it was a complete novelty to see daffodils and tulips springing out of the ground everywhere.
They don't spring out of the ground down here, and I doubt they'd thank me for leaving them out in the Mississippi heat. Instead, I buy them in pots and treat them gently in the house... and today I took them outside to have a look at the sun.