Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Trees

It is spring in Australia, which means the national flower is on show.  Fondly known as 'wattle' to the locals, it has an elegant name for the rest of the world:  mimosa.   Wattles grow in many varieties across most of the continent and some of them have a delicious scent.  This one was blooming in Melbourne last month:

Oh yes,  and because it is Father's Day in Australia, here he is:

Happy Father's Day to all the father-shaped chaps.


Elisabeth said...

Plenty of this around here, Isabel, along with all the other gorgeous spring flowers. I'm glad to see you're back in the blogosphere. I haven't been around much myself beyond my own blog front door.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wattle was one of the first flowers whose name I learned, since I happened to be living in Australia at the time. I still have a soft spot for it.

Raven said...

I think of
wattles" on the chickens 0r better yet under my own chin.