Norfolk Island is in a subtropical zone climatewise, and both our summers and winters are mild. Although we are conscious of the seasons, they do not arrive with the fanfare that accompanies the seasonal changes in the more temperate areas.
Nevertheless, although our winters are mild and frostfree, we most definitely greet the arrival of Spring as we move into September.
My first daffodil has bloomed.
Along the driveway we have the first clump of showy Hippeastrums.
And the Clivea lilies are beginning to display their bright orange blooms.
The May bush is in flower.
The native wisteria is dangling its loopy bloooms at the edge of the woodland.
And the prolific pink climber - a self-seeding annual from back in George and Dorothy's days - is competing for centre stage with the Busy Lizzies with their identical hues.
The blossoms of the ornamental ginger have finished, leaving these succulent orange spikes.
I love the delicate cascade of pale pink when the Shell ginger is in flower.
This is only part of the story of Spring here at Devon. No doubt everyone's little patch of ground has its own delights!