Lady Winter is toying with us in the Antipodes at the moment. One day is glorious, sunny with a definite hint of summer on the way, then the next we have subzero temperatures, snow and antarctic winds. But this is August DownUnder – take it or leave it!
But on those glorious days, the clear crispy air seems to make the colours of the emerging spring flowers all the more startling and vivid. Two of my favourite types plants are in flower at the moment.
The Acacias (Wattles) are now out everywhere you look. Roadsides, gardens and parks are turning bright yellow! There is no more brilliant and intense colour than the yellow that is found on the soft little balls of the Acacia trees when they are backdropped with the intense blue of the late winter sky.
Except perhaps, well maybe the deep pinky-red of the Eucalyptus caesia – also known as Gungurru. These are amongst the largest of the Eucalyptus flowers and against the blue sky, they are just stunning.
Louis Armstrong sang the unforgettable “What a wonderful world”, charming the whole world back then and still does this every time the music is played. He sang about the “skies of blue….” and this song brings these images to my mind every time, without fail!
Autumninbruges has taken the opportunity to interpret this lovely music using photos and has put up a quest for everyone to present their interpretation. What do you think of when you hear Louis Armstrong sing this tune? Check out other ideas and post your own on Autumn in Bruges.