It’s Spring!

Posted: September 1, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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It’s Spring here in Sydney to celebrate we went for a walk to Sydney Park wetlands and the native Clematis aristata was in full flight! The house is totally clean and cleared to celebrate the change of season, just repairing a couple of old patchwork cushions a neighbour tossed out 15 years ago that needed mending back then.

Stitching with a big needle and thick thread is fun & so quick!

  1. jude says:

    This post has energy!

  2. snicklefritzin43 says:

    your clematis is a new variety for me and sooooo very lovely

  3. deemallon says:

    There really is something to spring cleaning.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) I love spring, all our gardens are looking fabulous, the air is so clean with the city in lockdown for over two months now with at least another month to go, the days are warm and sunny, the house has a new lease on life and so do we!

      • deemallon says:

        There are parts of being locked down that I miss. Walking Finn down the middle of the road. No traffic. No entertaining (which I enjoy but it takes energy!)

        • Mo Crow says:

          it will be so good to be able to go further than 5 kilometres from home, we want to go for a spring bushwalk in the mountains! Old Man Crow’s new knee wants to go out for a walk every day, it’s like having a new puppy!

  4. Eliene says:

    The Clematis looks stunning. First day of spring is a beautiful, sunny and warm day in Melbourne too. Rest of the week is getting warmer…..most unusual at this time of the year.

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh happy bee! There is something to that thick yarn when weaving too. Today, I cleaned the walk-in closet, cleaned, not cleaned out yet. Much better. Enjoy your walks 🙂

  6. fiona says:

    How gorgeous is the buzzing in the clematis? And I love that sensation of having completed a big clean and tidy – so light! Spring has sprung here today as well and feeling rather warm. Hope OMC’s knee can get out for a good long walk sometime soon.

  7. Barry says:

    MC – the spring energy is just so uplifting. B

  8. Martine Bos says:

    Oh love the flowers…………….

  9. Marti says:

    There is an old Spanish saying that when translated means spring alters the blood or as my Dad used to say, spring heats the blood. I can see that it is the case here with you both…this post just vibrates with the joy of spring. To know that OMC is doing an urban walkabout in your local parks is such happy news. May it not be long before he and you can out in the wilds…

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) we have both fallen in love with our old lady of a house, the neighbourhood & all the gardens we tend here in the middle of the city all over again, for now life is sweet here in the Big Smoke!

  10. Liz A says:

    oh my goodness, those pillows as positively aspirational!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) these old patchwork cushions were handmade from old Sari materials by a piece worker in India who would have stitched them very quickly to feed her family on about a dollar a day… 20 years ago they would have cost about $10 each from the Indian emporium down on King St. we live in such a very unfair world…

  11. grace says:

    thank you for your Spring day….on my autumn first one

  12. Faith says:

    I think this is the vine my mom planted in our back yard. (I’m pretty sure she said it was a clematis. It may be the one she called Sweet Autumn Clematis, unless I’m mixing them up.) Ours has been in bloom since mid/late spring and is still going strong. I think it will go to the first hard frost. It has taken over our back fence and also climbed our neighbor’s tree. And usually has a lot of bees. Not sure if the hummingbirds like this one. I can see where they might, but they aren’t around when I’m where I could see them.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Faith))) you are going into Autumn up there in the US as we go into spring here in Sydney in the Land Down Under, this clematis is native to the east coast of Australia, it flowers exuberantly in early spring for just a few weeks then it’s just leaves for the rest of the summer and you hardly notice it!

  13. shiborigirl says:

    i did some fall cleaning here. seems that it’s always the season for me. which is fine…a little bit at a time. i wish i could smell those flowers and hear those bees!
    lovely little pillows-definitely worthy of repair-so many things are aren’t they? if we really consider it…xo mo!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Glennis))) I do a little mending every week to keep us looking reasonably respectable for our gardening work and to keep this old house functioning, string holds a lot of my house repairs together, when they no longer hold Old Man Crow steps in with a bit of wire now and then.

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