Spring arriving in Australia is celebrated on 1st September, by wearing sprigs of Acacia pycnantha or Wattle, the ravishing plant from the Mimosaceae family
In Australia on the 1st Day of Spring it is national Wattle Day, celebrating the blessings our multi cultural society shares in this great vast southern land
The history of the monarchy has always been about great change and the present Queen has had a great deal to contend with since her accession to the throne in 1952.
Australian Wattle is symbolic of the Australian spirit. I was reminded of it as I traversed the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Sydney in September of 2010, of the loveliness of the Australian wattle tree. Driving through previously devastated bush fire areas of Victoria, great swathes of bushland were busy…