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.