Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beautiful blooms

It has been quite cold this week and there's only the tiniest hint of spring at our place on the hill, with a few buds out on the branches of young deciduous trees planted by the previous owners. And some green shoots have appeared on the bare raspberry canes I planted in early July! So I haven't managed to kill them yet.

The forest around us has been bright yellow with mid-winter wattle blooms for weeks. It looked a bit odd in last week's snow. Down along the river, pretty pink blossoms have appeared. Fancy a Japanese-themed cherry blossom festival anyone?


  1. The wattle is amazing, half of our driveway is lined with wattles and at the moment it's pretty spectacular. I'm just waiting for my sneezing to start though!

  2. I was highly allergic to the stuff as a kid, but so far haven't noticed any adverse effects from all the wattle around our place - fingers crossed!