Wednesday, 2 December 2015


In Australia, the seasons are defined by grouping the calendar months in the following way: Spring - the three transition months September, October and November. Summer - the three hottest months December, January and February. Autumn - the transition months March, April and May. 

Summer may arrive with hot and humid days. Thunder, clouds and torrential rain.

Song of Summer;
The subtropics are  hot and dry; 
soil and plants are thirsty and get thirstier every day. 
Then the clouds roll in black and heavy with moisture. 
The first drops bless the soil; 
then the heavens open up in earnest. 
sheets of driving rain obscure any view. 
Earth  is caught in this wonderful dance of water, 
 soaked up quickly by a greedy dry soil, 
leaving no puddles.
When the rains come,
life is beginning again,
 this is summer. Ts

Roses and summer, petals burned, falling falling;  strong fragrance emphasized by heat and sun. No regrets, summer means summer..

©Photos/Text/ Ts/Titania Everyday...


  1. I love summer. I love the smell of the rain. The garden turns green. The evenings are balmy.
    I like your poem.

  2. Your agapanthus is beautiful. I have two pots of them and they never bloom. I like them as foliage though so never ditch them. Your photos are all very nice to see.

    1. Larry, thank you, are they in the sun? I wonder why they do not flower, perhaps a good dose of seaweed concentrate, naturally diluted, in spring, to give them a boost. At this time of year the garden is in a blue haze from the flowers. they are very hardy come sun or rain or dry. Yes, I agree the leaves look nice too for a long time until they die down to feed the bulb again!