Saturday, April 21, 2007
Bye Bye Spring
With a heavy heart I bid adieu Spring! Spring is all but gone and the tearful reminders are the withered flowers.The sun is blazing and temperature is touching the 40 Celsius mark. The last six days have seen a phenomenal rise in temperatures and my garden can feel the heat.Only my Petunias are braving the intense heat,but not for long... Roses in their prime. Things as they (barely)stand now. It’s giving me heartbreak to see all those lovely plants I had tended to, now wilting under the cruel summer heat but then that’s the law of nature. These dying plants will dissolve in the soil and provide the necessary replenishment for future flora to grow and thrive. Remarkable, how the dying too serve a purpose in the scheme of things governed by the supreme. Daily happenings of our life contain a deep rooted philosophy and reemphasize the clairvoyance and conservation with which nature operates. On a more positive note, it might be bye bye dear sweet spring but welcome scorching summers for you have a unique charm of your own. Spring might have taken away some of the beauties it bought to my garden but now its time to drape it in summer wear! What with all the caladiums, canna lilies showing promise and Zinias, Sunflowers, celosia…waiting patiently for their chance to bloom their way through my heart into the warm embrace of Indian summer TheBuddha belly plant (Jatropha Podagrica)too has broken its slumber after about four months and is welcoming summers by giving out new tender leaves. Finally, Welcome summers, welcome to my garden! I've so much to look forward to.