Spring has arrived.

Well there isn’t much happening here on the block in Victoria, we are still locked up with few activities available, but walking for an hour is OK. Being one of the lucky ones living on the edge of town we can stroll in the woodlands next door to us, and being spring, I thought I would show you our wattle trees that are busting forth with the start of spring. Cheers, keep well!

32 thoughts on “Spring has arrived.

    1. patmcf

      Hey Steve you know you started this 😃first the great shots of you neck of the woods, then looking out our windows , great that some of the lads have joined in showing there backyards and in some cases their areas 😮😀so well done , it’s really something we can do when we can’t visit foreign lands 😅😅😅.

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    1. patmcf

      Hey mate I forgot to say that all the area around us was gold fields in 1850s and there are mine shafts all over the place 😮fortunately we don’t get snow, just temperatures down to minus 2 normally .

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  1. Matt

    For a second I thought, “spring?” then I realised you’re in Oz! Over here in Vermont it’s suddenly got a lot cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn, and autumn is almost upon us. Thankfully it’s absolutely beautiful, a riot of colour… that lasts for about three weeks LOL! Then one morning you wake up, all the leaves are gone, and it’s stick season again.

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    1. patmcf

      Yeah Matt it’s all a lot different down under, the trees you see are native ones and never loose all there leaves, but in the older towns they planted European ones and it’s there one gets the feeling of being in the northern hemisphere 😮. You should have seen the look on my face when I first went to the Uk 42 years ago and there wasn’t a leaf to be seen 😳it was something We only saw on Xmas cards 😉. I was there for two years and there was a white Xmas, the snow was ok for a few days and then novelty wore of , Ahh! Just wet and cold 😡😂😂

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    1. patmcf

      Thanks mate , hand having shown you that it’s raining cats a dogs so the only way to go out is by swimming! They did say it was going to be a wet one which is a problem as the grass grows so quickly that our gardener cant keep up with it, we have to keep it down because of snakes, yeah its snake time as they come out of hibernation and are a bit hungry so they are on the move on warm days. Our biggest worry is the dog and cat coming across one and messing with it, there are heaps of pets killed by snakes as its hard to know if they have been struck!
      Oh, Matt over in Vermont said that they were having an early cold spell also and its only September, I remember that back in 2014 when we were there in October it was so warm we missed seeing the autumn co lours, the weather is weird though !!

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  2. Ann

    Great pictures; looks like you have a nice area to perambulate around in. What variety of bush is that plant with the yellow flowers–it is very pretty.

    Watch out for those snakes! I remember as a child we had an outdoor cat named “Fluffy” (short-hair of course) who used to like to bring back rats, mice, squirrels, birds, snakes, lizards, etc. that were still alive as presents for my mother, who the cat seemed to have bonded with. It was a good thing she grew up on a farm because it didn’t bother her any and most of the time she’d rescue them if she could and let them go. As for the bird problem, eventually my parents put a bell on the cat’s collar. He still seemed able to catch mice and such but it did solve the bird problem, happily.

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    1. patmcf

      Thanks Ann, the yellow ones are wattles and are various species are found around most of Auss . Around our area we have about four , they are only in flower for a short period but are magnificent when seen in a large group in the bush.

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    2. patmcf

      Oh as for the snake situation I to was raised on a farm , came one day to find one in my room , we didn’t kill them just moved them on there way, so I’m always on the alert but it’s my wife that’s a worry when gardening 😳. Oh well she will learn to be s bit more carefully when she comes across one 😅😅😅

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  3. Guru PIG

    Great pics mate. I didn’t want to make the same mistake with “shots” He He.

    We to are building close to Victoria goldfields but goldfields (nearly said mine fields) but i think on the other side of the Calder to you.

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    1. patmcf

      Hey mate as soon as i saw that word pics I said to myself !! that,s the word i’ll use in future!!
      I feel the gold fields extend from Campbells creek over to Heathcote in a bit of a horse shoe fashion, even so you cant be to far away. A move is normally a sea change or a tree change but your going to do a sea change tree change to get off the Island to be inland! Sorry!! I shut up now.

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