Spring

Spring is one of my favourite months when buds on the tree burst into bloom. I especially love the cherry blossoms and jacaranda trees.

‘Blossom’ is another word for flower which is usually flowers on trees of orchards. It is a sign that winter is over and the end of July the blossoms start to bloom.  Plus the summer fruit will soon be here – peaches, pears, plums, cherries to name a few.

On a recent visit to Canberra in August  I was able to see the cherry blossoms which were blooming around Lake Burley Griffith.

Jacarandas have a beautiful purple blue flower which flowers in late October to mid November which leaves a carpet of blue as their flowers fall to the ground. You can see the trees dotted all over Sydney especially along the foreshore.  They are actually all over Australia. People flock to see the trees and the spectacular beauty for photos.

The proper name is jacaranda mimosifolio and are native to South America and have been growing in Australia for over 150 years, despite not native to Australia.

Jacarandas represents wisdom, rebirth, wealth and good luck.  Legend says if the flower falls on your head, it means good fortune for you.

I went for a walk in the botanical gardens to see the large jacaranda tree while being able to view the beautiful harbour Sydney has to offer.

So take a walk in the botanical gardens to see the jacaranda tree.  I’m available to accompany you as a social companion.  See my services and rates for details.

Maria
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Farewell Summer Days

The summer season has come to an end.
It has been a summer I’m sure many of us would like to forget and one I hope will never be repeated. The devastating bushfires which so many lives and homes were lost.  I had several friends who almost lost their homes down around Bega and in the Southern Highlands.  The lost of wildlife which so sad to which our koala is close to extinction. Sydney was blanketed in smoke for months as the bushfires burned making it hard to breathe some days.

Smokey Days

We endured drought and then we had the rain which was needed but only to bring floods. So nature has not been kind to Australia this summer as it says farewell for another season.
As I take my last walk along the beach for summer which is slowly becoming isolated, it’s time to reflect what has occurred. You can feel the nip in the air in the mornings and evening. The autumn months will approach with the leaves on the tree turning a beautiful golden colour.

Reflecting of the devastating summer we endured
Isolated Beach

Maria
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Spring has Sprung

Spring is in the air as we say goodbye winter. It’s that time of the year I love when I can start to put away the winter woollies, open the windows and doors to breathe in that fresh spring air.

Just feeling the warm sun on my body makes my mood feel better and take away the winter blues. The days become longer and warmer.

It’s also a time to plant some spring flowers and enjoy them as they bloom.  I planted some Polyanthus. Of course, mainly pink as that is a favourite colour for me with flowers. Mind you as we had a warmish winter, I think the flowers had begun to bloom a little earlier than normal.

For me it’s time to get out and take longer walks enjoy that fresh air at the beach or in the country.

I’m available for bookings for a country road trip to enjoy the fresh air and nature or to the beach.

Maria
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