Sunday, 6 August 2006

Spring is Coming!


Blue Flowers
Originally uploaded by Uwe Hermann.


See that? Yesterday I spied, just by our clothesline, some blue match-heads (also called grape hyacinths) just like these, which proves that spring is indeed on its way. Hey-hey!

27 comments:

clare said...

'Blue match heads' - excellent. A sign of spring for you means that Autumn is on its way for us. This blogging has made me so aware of the earth turning!

chiefbiscuit said...

clare - I know what you mean - I have never been so aware of the looming winter as I was once the northern hemispherians started blogging pictures of snowdrops!! I guess in some evil way, I am getting my revenge!

twitches said...

We need a new season - one that's hotter, dryer, and more brutal than summer. Whatever that season is, that's where I am right now!

Cailleach said...

Oh this is nice, I was just trying to work out how far into spring you'd sprung.

my backyard said...

where do you live that grape hyacinths are just coming up now?
Judging from the comments above, you're in the southern hemisphere.

Enjoy your spring!

Endment said...

It is going to be so much fun to have you share spring :)

pepektheassassin said...

Man-o-man, that just seems totally weird to me. Spring coming...when it's blasting summer here. It's so hot the cows are falling down dead in California. People are killing their neighbors. Old folks are shriveling up on the sidewalks. Lawns are brown.

Spring. Hmmmm. Weird.

Catherine said...

We have one of those sprouting in our garden - and the dwarf daffodils are flowering, but the larger daffodils aren't yet. It does make it feel as if spring is on the way, even though today it's pouring rain and generally grey and horrible.
I'm hoping our semmer's not going to be as hot as it is in the northern hemisphere

chiefbiscuit said...

twitches - All the reports we are getting of what the summer is like over there makes me feel a little scared that we are in for a hellish summer as well - but i think that as we are a skinny pair of islands (or three - sorry Stewart island) the sea breezes just may be a saving grace for us.

cailleach - just a little into spring - it's pretty wintry outside at the mo with snow showers predicted. Still the plants do know best!

my backyard - Hi I just popped on over to have a lok at your backyard - very nice! Yes I am in the Southern Hemisphere - in a faraway outpost called New Zealand.

endment - It will be fun! But i can't ever hope to match your beautiful posts with piccies and such wonderful words to go with them!

pepek - That sounds horrific!! But I'm sure all is not as grim as you paint ... I'm sure autumn is tapping its foot this very minute - unless you miss autumn and just hop straight into winter?

catherine - Yes, the weather belies ...

Jules said...

(I've been out all weekend and the clock looks new! I love it.)

Seasons must move fast in New Zealand because it seems like just yesterday you were bemoaning the coming of winter. It's still SO HOT here. Those hyacinths are gorgeous.

Belle said...

Hello Chief!

Blue Match Heads, I've never heard that before. I have these too and now I have a new name for them.^_ ^

I like the new green clock up top!

Meepers said...

I've never heard them called blue match heads, either - but it really fits! Don't you love the way they smell - it reminds me of grape lollies a bit. Mmmmmm lolly.....

chiefbiscuit said...

jules - mmm maybe the seasons do move fast - but we've still got three weeks of winter to get through yet ...

belle - Didn't realise we call them something different :) Still ... a rose is a rose is a rose ... or in this case a grape hyacinth is etc etc

meepers - They do smell so ... springy!! Mmmmmm spring ...

wendylou who? said...

I'm glad that spring is on her way. I love the change in seasons. Mother nature, a kind but sterm headmistress at the ballet bar. calmly saying.."twas good, now again, please. " and so we go again..another spring for you...fall closing in for me..and so we go again.

Candy Minx said...

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Tammy said...

Beautiful little blue pine cones :)

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Happy, happy spring. :-)

Becky said...

I'm happy for your approaching spring but sorry for our approaching fall/winter. Things to enjoy in both, me wagers.

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chiefbiscuit said...

wendylou - That is such a good description for the change-over! :)

candy minx - Thanks I'm about to pay you a visit too

tammy - They do look like pine cones!

cyn - Thanks! I can't wait for it to be here in full swing.

becky - Thanks Becky - I always love the seasons - whichever one :)

Pam in Tucson said...

What an intense colour! I've only seen grape hyacinths in small clusters - nothing like this. I look forward to hearing about spring in NZ.

chiefbiscuit said...

pam - That is a photo from flickr, so not sure where in the world it was shot ... however I have seen masses of them like this around here. The bunch by my clothesline is a small cluster. But enough!

mapiprincesa said...

And Autumn is on the doorstep, finally after the last big heat wave, up here! My two favorite seasons, Spring and Autumn. Aren't we lucky?

ecm said...

Lovely, lovely photo! I love the arrival of spring and I just saw a leaf flutter down today which reminds me that autumn is arriving here.

chiefbiscuit said...

mapiprincesa - Hi ! Yep we are so lucky to have seasons - I too love autumn!

ecm - Lucky you - and I mean that! (I love autumn - but only after we've had a summer first!!)

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