In the morning I am leaving all this behind
the peacock's new tail
my lilac bush flowering for the first time since it
almost died due to drought
nigh on ten years ago
and the splendour of apple blossom everywhere.
I am not sure how I can leave my garden in full spring finery
but the chance to go up north to the desert country
does not come my way often
and when it does, I jump at it.
So dear friends, I will be out of phone and internet reach
for the next 12+ days
wish me luck . . .