Our current bout of wintery weather in these parts hasn’t stopped some regulars from making their appearance … the wattles. We have something like five or more different species on the golf course and there will be some golden flowers on show for something like at least the next three months.
The first indigenous variety to show some flower this season has been the Hedge Wattles.
Alternative names are Kangaroo Thorn and the very appropriate Bugger Bush.
Paradoxically, (heh, heh), the shrubs in the pictures are loaded with blossom and yet the main stand of this species in another locality seem hardly to be in bud.
The first of the Golden Wattles amid the box bush is just starting up too. The side of the 16th fairway last year was a picture with this tree in flower.
I still can’t help pointing the camera at the robins when they check me out – here’s another one.
I shall endeavour to desist.