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Friday, June 25, 2010

IT'S WATTLE TIME !


After attending an old colleague's Retirement Breakfast this morning my friend Ro and I decided a walk was needed to make up for the bacon and egg on a muffin that we had scoffed for breaky.

We have a suburban shoppingcentre not too far away so we walked in the winter sunshine through this pretty neighbourhood park to get there.
After a nice cappacino ( and raisin toast - but that was lunch !!!) we walked home again and on our way we came upon this symbol of Australia just beginning to bloom.


I just love it -the smell just makes me think of Australia.

and those sunny yellow flowers ........

DElightful !

Cheers

11 comments:

  1. Helsie - I am beginning to see why our daughter wanted to visit Australia. Thanks you so much for helping me to see Australia in a different light!!

    Jane

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  2. Jane,
    We'd love you to come down here for a visit. The BBQ is always ready for blogland friends from around the world.

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  3. I just so love when you show us your flowers, trees and birds. It's always something, I don't really see around here. I find it so very interesting and it's gets my mind rolling along in a new direction. Most of the time, it's moving a trip to Australia up on our bucket list of travel places. The only problem is Scooter still working and being able to get off from more than a week at a time. I'm not quite ready for him to retire and be home in my hair all day, bugging me. But, a visit down under is on the list for sure.

    So, more importantly.... I couldn't be more thrilled that you are taking a class on hooking. What fun you are going to have. Now, please, please, remember that "Little Engine that Could". I know you may get to a point of frustration, but do stick with it. Believe me when I say I have quite a few scarves stash in the closet never to be worn, from my practice days. You will get it, it just clicks one day. The Lucy Ripple is a great one to start out on. It was my first that I actually felt like putting out for other's to see. Remember, I've only been at this about 1 1/2 yrs now. You will get there. It's all about the tension in the non-hook hand and how you wrap the yarn around those four fingers.

    Need to go start my day for now,
    Kate - T.G.B.

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  4. They're beautiful. I tried to imagine what theymust smell like but all I could muster up in my imagination was the smell of what raisin toast might smell like!

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  5. I love to see the photos too Helsie. Its' a sure delight!
    have a good weekend love Suex

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  6. Glad you are all enjoying the Aussie stuff, folks.

    Thanks for the encouragement, Kate. It is much harder to get the "hold" right than it looks but I really want to make a blanket of granny squares so I'll persevere.

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  7. Helen, good luck with the crocheting you will get it in the end. Tell me and pardon my ignorance - are the yellow trees Mimosa - because I love that smell so sweet! x

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  8. Yes Kim wattle is mimosa. We have hundreds of different varieties here and they all begin to flower from now on.

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  9. Beautiful tree!!!!! I would love to have one........MIMOSA! That not only sounds like it smells good, but the taste! XO MARY

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  10. Where abouts are these gorgeous trees?

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