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Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Tomorrow  September the 1st. is officially Spring day here in South Africa. Friday is "civvies" day at school, this means the learners don't have to wear their school uniforms. A competition will be held for the craziest spring hat and the ugliest takkies, (gym shoes). Friday night there will be a Spring dance, so great excitement reigns at school.

Nature seems to be in agreement that it is Spring. Took some photos of the evidence.

These are flowers on an ancient plum tree growing in my garden. Every year without fail it buds produces flowers and a few fruit.Took the photo above, before the sun was quite out this morning. The photo below of a different branch on the same tree this afternoon.

Photo above shows the flowers and new leaves. Trees in the background lose their leaves late so we will only see new leaves on them towards the end of September.

 A tree at school with news leaves unfolding.


Jo said...

Hi Phil, happy Spring day to you -all. It's the beginning of autumn for us tomorrow. I love spring in South Africa and so glad to be coming home as the buds unfurl. Have a lovely civvies day. Blessings and love, Jo

Kay L. Davies said...

So lovely, Phillip, beautiful plum blossoms and bright new leaves, plus fun at the school, too.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Joyful said...

Lovely photos of the unfolding Spring!