Today around noon was surprisingly warm, but the wind was quite strong. After the coldest winter temperature record for a long time, it was a real treat to be able to enjoy warm sun. Some street trees have already blooming and bright. Many wattle trees have been covered with golden blooms and the flowering plums are showing off their pink flowers that cover the whole tree. Meanwhile, the bare Chinaberry trees are covered with dry fruits, the whitish colour berries are dangling down the branches.

Wattle Trees:

These wattle trees grow in Jells Park. but I still can’t spot Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle) which is regarded as national flower emblem of Australia.

Snowy River Wattle – Acacia boormanii

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Acacia boormanii - Snowy River Wattle

Sydney Golden Wattle – Acacia longifolia:

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Acacia longifolia - Sydney Golden Wattle

Cootamundra Wattle – Acacia baileyana:

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Flowering Plum Tree – Prunus blireana: Photos were taken from Wheelers Hill area not very far from Jells Park.

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Flowering Plum - Prunus blireana

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Chinaberry Trees (Melia azedarach):

Several Chinaberry trees grow along Burden St. in Springvale. This year the trees have many berries still attached to the leafless branches. They look pretty against the winter blue sky.

Chinaberry Tree - Melia azedarach

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Because the birdsong might be pretty,
But it’s not for you they sing,
And if you think my winter is too cold,
You don’t deserve my spring…… (Erin Hanson)