Sunday, September 2, 2012


 Some of you asked about the tree in our header.

 It is a Wattle Tree.
 The Golden Wattle, an acacia, has been the Official National Emblem of Australia since 1988, but was recognised as an emblem before that; it is usually found on the Coat of Arms.

It is what inspired our National colours of Green and Gold.

September 1st is National Wattle Day.

National Wattle Day - why do we celebrate?
  • It is a symbol for all Australians. There is no other symbol that says so much about us and our land, Australia.
  • Wattle is a symbol of Australia and Australians.
  • So join the celebration of National Wattle
  • Day - Saturday Wattle is our national floral emblem. It is a symbol that comes directly from our land;
  • Wattle is Australian and represents us all. Unlike other national days, National Wattle Day excludes no one;
  • Like our people, wattle has great diversity (with nearly 1.000 species) and resilience;
  • Wattle welcomes in the spring and is among the first plants to regenerate after fire, reminding us of the importance of renewal as it paints our national colours across our land. 
  • We borrowed from the internet.

It's one of the first signs of Spring.


  1. Very beautiful tree!! Thank you for pointing it out to us! I hope you enjoyed National Wattle Day!

  2. WOW!! That is such a cool tree!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  3. Very nice tree, a happy Wattle day, or how ever you say it!!!

    Your Furends
    Susie & Recliner Bites

  4. It is great. I also like the Jacoranda tree but you took it out. I gotta take pix of Daisy Mountain for you-Sorry, there's no Roxy Creek or Bella Canyon here.

  5. So beautiful! We're sneezing from here!

    Bart and Ruby

  6. I've always loved any kind of acadia, and the Wattle is really special! Thanks for the info!



  7. Thanks! I was one of the curious ones. I had never heard of a Wattle tree. How interesting that the tree is where your national colors came from.


  8. Acacias grow very well here in Southern California. Thanks for the fun information!

  9. So now we now what's to blame for the Australian cyclists' yellow lycra shorts......

  10. Ooooo such a beautiful tree guys! :-) Thanks for all of the info, I especially loved the name!

  11. Happy Wattle Day and Happy Spring! The Wattle tree is just beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Wow! I never heard of a Wattle Tree! Thanks for sharing and Happy National Wattle Tree day!

  13. that is such a cool tree...I love that you are heading into spring...

  14. Wattle trees sure are pretty! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  15. Your spring must mean that our 'fall' is on the way. Where does the time go??

  16. It's so beautiful. We can see why it is so revered :D

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  17. They must be hardy. A few specimens even manage to grow in Scotland !