Image via Wikipedia The first day of Spring is National Wattle Day here in Australia. Acacia Pycnantha, one of the native wattles is the Australian National Floral Emblem and the source of the green and gold.
They are present here in Adelaide, but many have been ripped out as land has been developed. Attempts are being made to reintroduce them in gardens and I have grown seedlings in my back garden for planting.
At the moment, they are in full bloom.
That and the cherry blossoms make for a nice change after the coldest August for many years. Ryan and I passed this one as we looked around our old neighbourhood on Saturday.
Happy Wattle Day Australia.