What can I say, there are some benefits to living in the Southern Hemisphere.
When I was growing up we would say this little piece of doggerel every year. We thought it hilarious. Here is all of it for anyone who may not have come across it. There are some different versions, but this is the one we knew, and doing the two different voices (the forth line was ‘fancy’) was the best part of it.
‘Spring is sprung,
De grass is riz,
I wonder where dem boidies is.
“The birds are on the wing”
But dat’s absoid,
De wing is on de boid!
It’s called ‘Springtime in the Bronx’ and our good old friend Anonymous is responsible, although I also saw a reference to A.A. Milne.
We have a ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, at the front door (also known as ‘Engagement, Marriage and Divorce’ if you are feeling cynical). The scent is wonderful.
The flowering peach tree looks lovely for a week or two, then drops all its petals. It’s only ornamental, and so shouldn’t have fruit at all, but if it’s feeling surly, it grows little peaches that just go rotten and stink up the place.
We had a very mild winter this year, and an early Spring. Officially, Spring day is the first of September and the schools insist that everyone changes to Summer uniforms. Usually this means goose-bumps and chattering teeth…