Funny how that works. While slogging for hours through my environmental economics, I forgot something very important about my own environment.
Today is September 1st, Spring Day in South Africa.
And this is one of the flowers I associate with it:
Now you might think it strange that I think about Arum Lillies on Spring day, but it's a tradition at one of the male residences (almost like a frat house) to go out to the wetlands nearby and "steal" arum lillies on the night of 31 August.
On Spring Day they give hundreds of them away to girls passing by. Silly, yes, but I've loved Arum Lillies since I grew up on the first farm in the world to breed these:
So to me, after years watching people revere these flowers, the fact that people could just go out to where they grew naturally and pick them filled me with wonder and joy.
I'm smiling now, thinking of it.
See you all on Monday! Tomorrow is another installment of GPF.