Today is the first day of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
Which means it is also Wattle Day in Australia.
After such a wet winter, Melbourne has erupted
in a sea of golden yellow over the last month,
with each wattle plant trying to outdo its rivals
in a bid for glorious colour across the city.
This little wattle tree is in my front garden.
Yellow is such a happy colour - and one for all seasons,
not just spring.
For summery dresses...
Or cosy winter sitting rooms.
For glamourous dinner party settings...
Or wedding ruffles.
Yellow is one of my all-time favourite colours.
It brings that happy burst of sunshine with it,
and never fails to lift a mood.
Images: 1: vintage Billiard Balls; 2/8: Wattle in blue fruit's garden
13: via 14: vintage fashion illustration Melbourne Fine Art 15: Ryan Foote artist 16: Shuster Design