Springtime Down Under

“Spring is come, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is.”

That’s what someone wrote in my autograph book back in my school days. At the time I thought it was kind of weird, but kind of cute too. The main thing is it stayed with me long after the autograph book joined the discarded pile of youthful enterprise. In retrospect, it’s one thing I wish I’d kept . . . so many memories in one small book of pastel colored pages.

But, Spring has arrived in the southern hemisphere bringing more than just pastel tones to our lives as plants, shrubs and trees bloom with vibrant color.

PrunusBlossom1 Hyacinth 100_0318 Pansies

Okay, so we have flowers you say, but where is da birdies? Well, they’re out and about being ever so busy building nests and rearing their young and in doing so they don’t particularly have time to spare for photographers.

But . . . yes, there’s always a “but”. Here are two pictures from previous years.

Lorikeets Kookaburras

I love the colors of spring along with its freshness and promised new life . . . and new memories still to come.


Finishing off today with one of my favorites – Australia’s golden wattle.


SharynBL View All →

Author of the "Southern Skyes" series.
Book 1 "The Soldier's Seed"
Book 2 "The Divergence"
Book 3 "Jagged Waters"
Book 4 "Embers of the Soul"
Book 5 "Southern Cross Rising"

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  1. The riddle of the rhyme has been solved:
    While frequently attributed to Ogden Nash or E Cummings the author of this amusing verse – known as “Spring In The Bronx” – is Anonymous.
    Spring is sprung, the grass is ris.
    I wonders where the birdies is.
    They say the birds is on the wing.
    Ain’t that absurd?
    I always thought the wing was on the bird.
    Thanks to my class-mate, Lorretta, for penning those words in my autograph book all those years ago.

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