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Blossom Time

12 Oct
Spring blossoms

Spring blossoms

Here in Sydney, Australia, the Spring blossoms are starting to fade, and unfortunately some have completely dropped off their branches.

Here’s a pretty, street specimen growing near our home. The flowers are still hanging on. 🙂

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Springtime in the Australian Bush

19 Sep
Spring in the Bush

Spring in the Bush

Spring is such a beautiful season. Fresh shoots and flowers bring out the best in flora.

Some of the sweetest bushland blooms are out right not.

This scene by the little beach next to our local river baths shows some of the lovely little flowers that can be seen in September.

Enjoy!

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Spring Revisited in the Australian Bush

11 Mar
Revisiting Spring

Revisiting Spring

Officially it’s Autumn here in Australia. Days are shortening. Leaves are colouring and starting to fall. A sense of change is in the air.

But for a moment, let’s look backwards (or forward) to Spring in the bush.

While some of our natives flower all year round, many provide a flush of beauty exclusively in early Spring.

Here is a photo taken in our natural parkland.

Enjoy the sweet little gems!

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Spring Revisited

22 Feb
Bluebells

Bluebells

Spring revisited!

Here in Sydney the days are shortening, signalling the arrival of cooler weather. Our Maple tree is turning gold, and even shedding some of its bountiful foliage. The last of the summer flowers are soldiering on.

Yet why not re-visit Spring?

I guess that many of my readers actually live in those areas where Spring is just around the corner.

Hope these images of my Spring flowers bring a smile to your face!

Fancy Jonquils

Fancy Jonquils

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Blossoms: The Crowning Jewels of Spring!

11 Sep
Red Spring Blossom

Red Spring Blossom

I love blossoms!

Surely they, above all other flowers, are the crowning jewels of Springtime.

They delight not just our eyes, but also our noses. Their sweet scent so often is as spectacular as their flowers.

True, their flowering season is often quite short, and during winter most are quite bare of leaves.

But, come the start of the warmer weather, more than the buzzing bees greet their flowering with true delight.

Spring blossoms in Sydney, Australia

Spring blossoms in Sydney, Australia

I’m Back in the Swim!

5 Sep

Despite the fact that it’s technically very early Spring, I’m back in the water!

Perhaps it’s symptomatic of global warming — I simply don’t know — but for whatever reason,  we have the ideal combination for refreshing, invigorating dip.

The water temperature in the river has hit 18 degrees Celsius: something that normally doesn’t happen until around 22nd September. And more: the daytime maximum is around the mid-twenties, with copious sunshine. Add high tide in the early morning, and there you have it: the perfect prescription for summer fun!

My favourite baths

My favourite baths

 

Sweet Magnolias!

14 Aug
A Delicate Colour

A Delicate Colour

A richly coloured Magnolia

A richly coloured Magnolia

Here in Sydney, Australia, Spring is fast approaching, and with it all the beautiful blooms associated with it.

One of my favourites is the magnolia.

Although sadly we don’t have any in our garden, many of our neighbours’ yards are adorned by these spectacular trees.

Superb in colour and form, they must surely rank as one of nature’s triumphs in horticulture.

Enjoy  these photos I have snapped over the past few days!

A cluster of sweet Magnolias

A cluster of sweet Magnolias