Tag Archives: Spring

The First Taste of Spring

3 Aug
Azalea

Azalea

Although many commentators are saying that’s it’s mid-winter here in Sydney. Mother Nature seems to be sending a different message. The first of the Spring flowers are in bloom…

One of my favourites is the azalea. We have seven in our front garden, and at present, two are blooming.

Enjoy this first taste of a Spring in Sydney, Australia.

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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Chicki in the Spring

12 Sep

Our Maltese Chicki likes nothing better than to visit our local park with us, and walk along the sand  — ever alert for new and exciting smells.

Chicki

Chicki

 

However, she doesn’t seem to mind giving this hobby a rest and trying her other penchant: posing.

Now that there are so many lovely Spring wildflowers in bloom, there’s an even sweeter background for her photograph.

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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It’s Springtime: It’s Wistaria Time!

13 Sep

Here in Sydney, Australia, we are in the midst of Springtime glories.

Judging by perfume, colour and form, one of its top contenders in the stakes of delight must surely be Wistaria.

Though its glory  is as short-lived as it is spectacular, its presence is surely one of nature’s special treats.

Not so popular in modern gardens due to its very vigorous growth, it’s still to be found in abundance in some of the older yards, and sometimes it’s seen twining along a front fences: even trained as a standard on a trunk-like support.

The illustrated display is growing in our back garden.

Wistaria

Wistaria

Enjoy!

 

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

From My Garden: Pink Camellias

20 Aug

Despite their drawbacks, I love Camellias. For many weeks now, my favourite one has graced our yard with its glorious pink blooms.

It’s so long ago since I planted it that I’m not certain of its name, but I think it’s called Prince Frederick William. It’s a Japonica variety: its large and lovely glossy leaves testify to that.

These flowers are one of the many floral joys of an Australian

A Camellia in our Garden

A Camellia in our Garden

mid Winter to early Spring.

Let’s go outside and enjoy it!

In the Australian Bush: Spring is Coming…

12 Aug

Here we are in mid August, and Spring is just around the corner.

In our local parkland, the native flora is bursting into life.

Some of the most charming flowers are the tiny ones that cluster near tall trees.

Here’s a photograph I took just a few days ago, in Sydney, Australia

Australian bushland

Australian bushland

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Enjoy!