I took this photo of jakarandas against a cloudless sky from my backyard at 7h30 this morning. In Pretoria we are scanning the skies for a hopeful wisp of cloud, listening for the rumble of distant thunder and checking the activities of ants and other little creatures which may indicate the advent of the spring rains. Temperatures rose this week to 36 Celsius. Gusty, hot winds blew. We, living in the interior of the beloved country, South Africa, are so dependent on the summer rains.
The ancient jakaranda in my garden is turning purple and the roses are blooming.
Carrie at Oak Rise cottage is a faraway friend. Her mom turned the grand age of 90 years very recently. This sweet pink rose is for your mom, Carrie.
Poetikat, poet of note and the creator of great You-tube videos, mentioned to me that her mother loves white roses. My single iceberg standard is not doing well but I hope she will enjoy this creamy rose!