Officially Spring started on 1 September – but it didn’t quite feel like it yet. Today however the garden showed us otherwise, just as in this wonderful poem by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke that celebrates the return of Spring: “The Garden shines / so full of light / yet while the branches tremble / in deep air, the silence breathes / and our garden is an altar.”
Und der Garten glänzt
vor lauter Licht
Die Zweige zittern zwar
in tiefer Luft, die Stille selber spricht
und unser Garten ist wie ein Altar.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)