Sunday, 21 August 2011

The bush was grey a week today

I do love this time of year - enjoying the sunshine while there is still a nip in the air, wondering if we'll wake up to another frost tomorrow, anticipating spring time.

While we still wrap up in lovely warm knitted scarves to greet each day, the bush teases us with hints of the warmer weather on the way. All through winter, the bush that is my backyard (yes, I'm very lucky) gives me olive green and brown and grey, but today on my morning walk with my intrepid explorer companions, the otherwise muted bush offered me this...

It's not yet Wattle Day, but I love to see the wattle bursting from its buds.

In this region, wherever you look, you can see the golden wattle shining through the bush. However, my intrepid explorer companions are way more interested in the kangaroos bounding away down through the gullies.


Michelle said...

I love the end-of-winter colours of the nandinas, japonicas and wattle. Gives me hope after the long winter (which I am heartily sick of by the way!!)

Hashi said...

I'm sad I didn't get to enjoy a few crisp days with you this month. It'll be hot hot hot when I'm there in January. But still wonderful :-)