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.
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.”