Friday, April 6, 2012

Bright Easter

 The forecast for Easter was rain storms and wind. But the days leading up to Good Friday have been surprisingly warm and sunny, and the little boats have been out on the water again.
 They must be novice sailors, young people perhaps, because the support vessel hovered close, and the yachts fluttered in close,
 hovering like butterflies around a flower,
 And then, having received the message that they were doing OK perhaps, confidently scudded away in the brisk wind.
 Today, Good Friday, as I did my Tai Chi by the sea, my gaze turned towards the land. Everything is green and leafy, and the sky egg-shell blue.
 This is the kind of day that we didn't see in January, February or March, but now that it's Easter and autumn, the sun is shining and the whole day is fresh and clear, as if summer has come at last,
except that the seed heads of the agapanthus nod in the breeze, as if to say, 'flowering is over, seed time has come.'

4 comments:

lifeonthecutoff said...

I'm reading this in the early morning of our Good Friday way up here, Juliet, and it fills me with such sweet joy to see the boats again and your brilliant sunshine in your season there.

Agapanthus. How I love that plant. We can only grow it as an annual here, and an expensive one at that. How exciting to see it going to seed in your climate, getting ready to settle in for your winter.

juliet said...

So glad to send that joy your way Penny. I love agapanthus too, but here it's now being seen as a noxious weed because it spreads so fast, and people are being discouraged from growing it! Have a good Easter.

Hotly Spiced said...

I agree with you about the weather. The weather we're having in April is so much nicer than what we had in summer. So strange! But I'm not complaining about this Easter weather, it's gorgeous. Happy Easter! xx

juliet said...

Hi Charlie, glad you are able to enjoy this gorgeous weather as well. Happy Easter to you too.