Spring is last year or still on its way

for those of us residing

south of the Equator.

However, rather than post Autumnal images

I revisited it our September 2018 garden.

I’m fairly certain it is first time for the first two images.

However this could be a re-post.

Our usual first sign of spring is Wattle (Acacia) trees

blooming from approximately July onwards

along with daffodils and other bulbs which also

like  a ‘head start’.

Spring really has sprung once these blooms are out though.


SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Spring-has-Sprung






Difficult to find spring photos this week.

However, here are some… 

taken in past Springs.


The Wattle/Acacia trees are our first signs of

spring being around the corner.



And it is often a long wait as they begin to bloom

in July/August depending on the variety.

Come September we will see paddocks covered

with yellow blankets of canola crops in bloom.

Just to set Google straight…

we do have horse paddocks in Australia,

although I once heard it said that someone

had a 500 acre horse paddock.

a small field or enclosure where horses are kept or exercised.

By I paddock I mean an enclosed area in which

livestock are kept or crops grown.

On our small farm I had paddocks ranging

from a couple of acres to eighty acres.





Spring sees many plants in bloom…

and although a re-post

this Golden Robinia is one of them.

Glad I did take a couple of shots of it,

because it is not looking as good as this

after today’s strong winds.

Another beauty of spring is the

sudden downpour of rain.

These shots were taken about ten days ago when…


we had one such heavy downpour.

I had time to grad a camera and take

a few shots with slower shutter speeds.

The effects are from  Picasa 3 presets.


Weekly Weather: Spring

Floral Friday-Festival-of-Flowers-Manchurian Pear


Our Manchurian Pear is in bloom at present.



Naturally the wind was blowing a gale the day I tried to capture some images, as can be seen in the above photo.


Manchurian_Pear_0038bIf the elements do not ruin the blooms the tree should be a picture for a few days.



I was using my 70-300mm lens on my Nikon D 90 which made taking photos a little harder, although it captured the blooms quite well.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday~~~~~

Festival of Flowers