It is fascinating at this time to watch, day by day, the fronds of ferns slowly unfurl and the blades of the young leaves take shape. The circular shape at the end of the frond figures prominently in Maori art. It is known to the Maoris as a koru and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. (See examples of koru art on https://www.pinterest.co.uk/jocoxhead/koru-art/?lp=true)
The joyfu; explosion of colourr and texture, vitality and energy, confirm the arrival of Spring. Too often we pass such a sight without a second thought – and yet there is so much happening!
These photographs were taken from my doorstep yesterday morning. The occasion was enhanced by the early Spring sunshine. I was more fortunate than Robert Browning – I was there, not abroad!
The photographs included in this post and the next were taken in my garden four days ago (4 March) and provide a colourful prelude to the season ahead.
In Spring, the orchards of Ibiza are carpeted with wild flowers.