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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Health Benefits of Going to the Beach

I enjoy spending time outdoors whether at the beach or in the country which is good for you on both a mental and physical level. In the evenings I will go for a stroll along the beach to clear my head and soak up that sea air. But did you know that the health benefits of going to the beach and spending time at the beach is now referred to as “blue space” because of the peace and calmness you experience.

Soaking up the vibes at the beach

Blue space:

  • Reduces stresses by making you feel at ease;
  • Boosts your creativity by clearing your head to allow you to clearly focus;
  • Help in reduce feelings of depression; and
  • Change your perspective on life.
Sitting at the beach soaking up the atmosphere

So next time you are at the beach taking a dip in the water or just watching the waves, enjoy that feeling of relaxation and enjoy the health benefits of going to the beach.

If you need some relaxation and would like a fun day at the beach, why not see my services and book a date and I would be happy to take you and we can share the effects of the beach together.

Maria
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