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Cambridge is waking up. As I drift about my city, its gardens are filled with massy magnolias, laden in blossoms of cream and raspberry. Cherries shake their pink petals over the paths, blackthorns hide their dangers behind clouds of white. In our front garden, the greengages have hearts of white blooms and soft green leaf buds. The borders are filled from side to side with the green and blue of grape hyacinth. To the back, the snowy mespil enjoys its short burst of fragile lacy flowers. The last of the winter jasmine winds yellow through the hedge. On the big roundabout just down the road, tulips stand to attention, clad in glossy dark purple. The cats chase petals across the lawn and yawn happily in the big pool of sunlight that falls across the floor.
It may be spring.

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mikaela_l
Apr. 6th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
The sky was overcast the whole day, but I decided to take a walk on the ridge anyway. Five minutes after I left, the sun started shining :). And it was lovely. Sun shining, and the air was warm. Spring. Finally.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 6th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Swedish spring is glorious.
deborahjross
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely!
desperance
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Warmest day of the year, I heard, today in Cambridge.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 6th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
The cats seem to agree with you.
athenais
Apr. 6th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is spring. Congratulations! What a lovely evocation.
ephemerita
Apr. 7th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
This is a lovely passage! Sad, in a way, for me, as I appreciate the beauty but have no words to identify the blossoming plants I see...
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