April

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Twelve

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

The weather has changed. Flowering trees have become the norm. Their beautiful colours reveal their imminent peach and plum secrets. What you sow now, you will reap in the following months, so people are planting energetically on their verandas or gardens. There is still some reluctance about completely packing winter away, and small piles of pullovers are left on stand-by, while the umbrella stands drip.
The hills have reached their summit of green, and bicycles are beginning to weave their way through them. There is tarragon, rocket, and the wonderful arrival of stunning strawberries — which are said to help the body in throwing off winter-accumulated toxins, with their slightly astringent qualities.

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