Saturday, 3 March 2007

Autumn is here

Today I stepped out the back door and smelt autumn. Ginger lilies lifted their yellow goemetric heads from the green fleshy leaves under the maples to waft a fragrant greeting on the cool morning air. A black and yellow butterfly danced welcome in the golden sunlight.

Ginger Lily (Hedychium gardenerianum)
not an Australian native plant

Words to walk with:
From The Idyll Wheel: Cycle of a Year at Bunyah by Les Murray
March
"Bang! it was autumn,
right on the first of the month,
cool overcast after scorchers
and next day it poured ...

As flesh green abolished
this summer's only white-blond month
the first autumnal scents
were ginger and belladonna."

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