Red, green, gold and the silvery-white of fresh snow?
Hardly! December (on this Blue Monday) conjures up the most gorgeous blues here in the gardens, parks and streets of South African cities, towns and dorpies (villages). Everywhere banks of indigeneous agapanthus lift their large rounded heads of blue (or white) tubular flowers. Low maintainenance and hardy, the agapanthus may have been successfully introduced to Europe in the 17th century but it hails from this part of the world. December is a mass of blue blooms transparent under the rays of the hot summer sun. This year on the Highveld we are having a garden feast after downpours from almost daily storms have turned our world green, green, green!
Last week was hectic: work deadlines to finish, events to attend, two ballet performances to enjoy, a birthday party, church and so the list continues. On Wednesday my annual leave begins and I can't wait to potter around here at home and do my own thing in my own time.