Friday, September 7, 2012

Spring ...

my least favourite season!
I love the look of the blossoms, the birds making nests, which they have been doing for weeks now, and the warmer weather.
But I don't like the wind!!!!!!
And I don't like the hay fever!!!!!
And I especially don't like the wattles in bloom - despite the fact that they look gorgeous.

I was at a friend's house yesterday and we were talking about how many branches and leaves are around on the ground at the moment, mostly eucalyptus - a good time to be collecting and dyeing, if only we didn't feel so rotten with the allergies.


parlance said...

I drove through an intersection yesterday where the air was filled with fluff, so much so that it was like driving through a light sandstorm. It wasn't indigenous trees, though. I think they were those trees that have the round seedpods that are all spiky and split to throw out fluffy seeds.

Gina E. said...

Hi Mary, you had better not visit my place - we LOVE acacias, and have a dozen varieties growing in both back and front yards, including my favourite - our Aussie floral emblem, the stunning Golden Wattle. Just as well I don't have any allergies!

Mary said...

Parlance, I was recently waling at Yarra Bend park and the river had large areas covered in yellow - all from the wattles. Headhache season, unfortunately.

Mary said...

Gina, I love the look of wattles, I love the emblem, I just can't take the headaches they bring on.