Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is.....

September First

Yes ,5-month old Dui on the right, is nearly as big as Bella .  We think he's going to be a big boy.
 September 1st is Wattle Day.  
Wattles are on the national coat of arms and where Australia's
colours of Green and Gold (Yellow) come from.
 They've been out since August 1st when it used to be Wattle Day.
 Someone decided to change it.

It is also Spring.
(We go by months.)

A scientist on telly this morning said Australia has more than four seasons, and Spring actually starts in August.

He said plants have been blooming for a month already.

Just look at some of the bushes in our garden.

Our garden has plants that are drought proof
 and/or grow best when neglected.

We hope our US friends have had a safe, enjoyable 
Labor Day Weekend.


  1. We love seeing all of your beautiful flowers and bushes and trees! Happy Wattle Day!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  2. Happy first day of spring guys :) yes our wattles are out and blooming..some have been out so long they are dying off..look at your grevillias and banksias..lovely and the Photinias..yep it's hayfever fun in our fair land :) and good grief Dui! how big is he getting! hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

  3. Have a marvellous Monday and happy first day of Spring to you.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. My Dui, how yous grown !
    Theys very pretty flowers, do they taste good ?
    Do they look good shredded on the sitting room floor ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Happy Wattle Day! What lovely flowers.

    it is Labour Day in Canada too!

  6. Purdy flowers an stuff! So weird to think o' yur growin jus startin up when up here we got harvests an stuff happenin.

    Happy Wattle Day!

    Hmm, I thot wattles wuz the red hangin down parts on a rooster's face. Learn sumfin evfurryday!

  7. Sigh - miss the wattles and the bottle bushes......had a favorite one back home - The Captain Cook Bottle Bush and it was one of the best flowers ever. Must admit - don't miss the hay fever the wattles caused :)

  8. HAPPY WATTLES Day and HAPPY SPRING... WOW "THINGYS" are REALLY GROWING FAST down there... and we aren't just talking trees and flowers.
    GOOD GRIEF Dui... You are gonna be like ME (Ernie)... WAY bigger than anybuddy ever THOUGHT... Do what I do.... tell 'em SUPER thingys come in GIANT PACKAGES... BaaaaaWaaaah.
    BUTT you still are NOT allowed to boss MY ROXY around.
    We Love your pretty flowers. Are they liking the worm wee?

  9. Well Happy Wattle Day to you, go hug a tree.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  10. When the politicians decided to change Wattle Day, did the wattles follow the dictates and bloom a month later? If they did, don't they have any backbone to stand up to tyranny?

  11. Happy Wattle day!
    Dui is coming on in leaps and bounds :)

  12. OMDs Happy Wattle Day!! They are about the prettiest yellow blooms we've ever seen. We just love of the pretty plants and critters you all have down under!

    Dui....of course you are going to be a big Scottie because you have the big responsibility of looking after your 3 beautiful ladies.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Happy Spring!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  14. Oooo! Pretty Garden!! Happy Wattle Day! We are enjoying not laboring on labor day!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  15. I do believe that Dui is going to be a big boy. I love that he is sitting there saying aren't I a special boy. My mom just loves your flowers. Happy Wattle Day and Happy Spring to everyone downunder.

  16. Happy, HAPPY, HAPPY Spring guys.
    Dui, your growing into one beautiful lad. Your not big just fluffy and cuddly.
    Luv's Cat Flap Cavalier X

  17. Gail says she would love to visit Australia in Spring and see a all the exotic flowers in bloom, but I say she should stay here with me and enjoy our Autumn colours.
    Toodle pip!

  18. Beautiful Flowers! Those are the kind mom needs, ones that still grow even when neglected
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  19. Happy Wattle Day!!! Those are most beautiful blooms!!!
    Your garden is FABulous! Ma does best with plants that like neglect too! BOL
    I can't believes how big you are Dui!! Wowsa, you just remember that gurls rule, and boys drool!!
    Ruby ♥

  20. Wattle Day Greetings!! How interesting that we both are looking forward to a new season and leaving the old one behind once again! Dui is gonna need to have a name change to King Kong!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayors For All Paws
    "Use Your Noodle & Vote For A Doodle!"

  21. First of all, we LOVE your group shot - very nicely done!!!

    And those wattles are so pretty - such a brilliant shade of yellow!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful Springtime blooms.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. your garden is looking lovely! Dui is getting so big...I, Edgar, am a big boy too

    Edgar and his mum

  23. It's so wonderful to see your plants. 1st day of Spring `~ YAY!!!!

    Our summer has about 3 more weeks then fall, but it's getting cool already here in Canada!


  24. Our mom loves your Wattle trees. Dui sure is getting big.

  25. HaPpY SpRiNg DaY!!! We're super happy to be going into not so much, she just looked at the photo of the Wattle tree and started sneezing *BOL*.
    Wally & Sammy

  26. ive been on blogger break and all I can say is boy you have grown!

    retro rover

  27. OURS mom needs to plant more plants that are happy when they are neglected, it would make hers life easier....dui you have grown up fast.
    stella rose

  28. We love when you educate us. We didn't know that your seasons were by month and we didn't know about wattles either. We especially like learning about your unique animals.