10 August 2012

Let's go see the wattle shall we?

Nature-study in primary school days was one of my most favourite subjects.  Back then, the first of August was recognized as Wattle Day.  In more recent years, the powers to be decided that the first day of Spring, on September 1, was going to be Wattle day.  Australia's 'national' flower, the wattle, is looking so glorious right now, especially when scattered amongst tall bushland trees like this.

There's a lovely one just up the road a bit ...


  Let's cross over around here...


at this point you can start inhaling the wattle's wonderful heady scent

the new puff-balls in early stages





29 comments:

schöngeist for two said...

was für wunderschöne blühende Bäume!

Lieben Gruss Elke

Mary said...

That Wattle is so beautiful...does it last long once in bloom? That is a great find...I love the way we got closer and closer..happy wattle find.

christine said...

Wonderful Trees!!
Have a nice weekend

Christine

Berto Garcia said...

Me gusta mucho tu blog ..gracias por pasar a visitarme y un saludos desde las Islas Canarias

Joyful said...

Such a beautiful tree!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful nature photos!

Joop Zand said...

WONDERFUL these trees.... very good pictures.

Greetings, Joop

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Can almost smell mimosa.
Hanne Bente

Brian King said...

Those are gorgeous trees! I don't know if we have anything similar or not. I don't recall ever seeing trees quite like those here.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, I like such views. I am greeting

Jama said...

They flowers are so pretty!

Fitness Buff said...

First time I've seen a wattle. Thanks for sharing.

Basil Flower

guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures of mimosa - wattle. Love the scent. Very seldom to purchase in Canadian flower shops.

TexWisGirl said...

really laden with blooms! so pretty!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"the first day of Spring, Septemeber 1.." is one of the strangest things I have read in some time. Enjoy it when it arrives.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It gets prettier and prettier as we get closer. I really like the last couple of photos. I can almost smell it!

joanne said...

great pics of close, closer, even closer.....interesting bloom, that wattle...

Gunilla Bäck said...

Very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend!

joy said...

all I can say is wow and wow and wow. Really worth sharing!

HoodPhoto said...

What an interesting tree! I have never seen one like it. Thanks for sharing!

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Ida said...

Wow these are amazing trees.
The only "wattle" that I've ever heard of is the flabby stuff under arms. Little did I know that it's also a gorgeous tree. Loved that last shot.

Jan Castle said...

Thanks for the walk Carole!!! Great picture - especially the last picture...beautiful!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

LOVO said...

Wattle Day was on the 1st August in NSW only so as to align with the flowering times of the east coast wattles. For more info on Australian National Wattle Day google wattle day association, cheers Happy Wattle Day to all Australians. 1st Sept 2012 wil be our 102nd Wattle Day.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, that is absolutely beautiful. You make me wish the screen was scratch & sniff so I could enjoy the scent.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures - I noticed a very splendid wattle next to the rail line on the way to work yesterday. I think that spring may be getting going (well almost!)

Stewart M - Melbourne

Alicia said...

I love the cootamundra wattle. I wish I had the room in the garden for one.

Liz said...

Lovely shots Carole!! I'm terribly allergic to Wattle, so I try to stay away from it as much as I can when in flower. I do love it though :(
Every time we go to the lake or any other park or wetlands lately, I've been terribly affected... it makes it hard to enjoy getting out & capturing birds. So, it will probably be the water more than the welands I think for now

ashok said...

lovely shots!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful sereis, Carole. The wattles are glorious at the moment!

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