Kindness and colour:

Acacia, or wattle, as we know it.

Acacia, or wattle, as we know it.

Winter is gladdened by flowers. The yellow of the wattle lifts the spirits. It is said that there is a wattle flowering every day of the year, as there are so many varieties. This one reminds me of my childhood, wandering around the farm in the winter holidays.

Hardenbergia

Hardenbergia

The Hardenbergia violacae is often found near wattles and the opposite colours really zing on a winter’s day, especially the purple one, which is more common than the other colours.

A quote I read today will suit every season:

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realise you’re already in heaven now,’ Jack Kerouac wrote in a beautiful 1957 letter.”

 

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14 thoughts on “Kindness and colour:

    1. bkpyett Post author

      It always surprised me that mimosa sold as a cut flower in Europe, where as here it isn’t considered to be suitable at all! Glad you enjoyed the quote, Hilary. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Carol Ann

    Absolutely beautiful…and I would never had known of either flower without your post. The other side of the world is full of surprises.

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Yes, Gerard, it is a native growing from Southern Queensland down the east coast to South Australia, even including Tasmania. ๐Ÿ™‚

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