It's time for Favourite Things Friday once again and for a change I'm ready.
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Today my favourite thing is ......
I know I have posted about Wattle ( Mimosa to non- Aussies ) here and here before but when it's Wattle Time I just can't resist.
To me, nothing symbolises Australia more than the Wattle.
Our National Colours of green and gold come from the Wattle tree.
When we were out and about on Sunday I took some wattle photos.
In just one small area there were four different types of wattle.
As there are no less than 985 different varieties of wattle in Australia this is no surprise.
The above photos are my absolute favourite - ZigZag Wattles.
If you look carefully in this photo you can see the zigzag stems and really golden flowers.
This variety growing about 10 metres away has much paler, smaller flowers and small, fine leaves.
This one has lovely silver grey foliage.....
and bright lemon flowers and was only a few steps further on.
I've previously shown you photos of the Cootamundra Wattle that grows in the south where it's colder.
It puts on a spectacular show.
But I don't think any of them smell as good as the old common Mulga wattle that grows everywhere in the bush.
Not at all spectacular to look at,
pale flowers made up of small pom poms,
but oh, the perfume !
Eau de Oz !!