Saturday Snow

Today was a beautiful day … the breeze was cool, the sky was blue, the clouds were soft, and the sun provided the perfect amount of warmth. I also noticed that one of my favourite plants (a native Melaleuca) has started to come into bloom this week. The delicate, soft groupings of flowers always remind me of snow.

Whenever I see this plant become increasingly laden with summer ‘snow’, I always know that summer won’t be too far away. I’m currently hoping against hopes that summer this year won’t be too unbearably hot and humid … and perhaps at least a little closer to the cold and icy version of snow … wishful thinking I know!

Did you notice something interesting today? Or perhaps you’re hoping for something too?


  1. Susan

    What a pretty flower – the full effect must be glorious. Oh dear. Here I am a wishin’ and a hopin’ for lots of blue sky, sunshine and heat. I totally abhor being cold and don’t quite know how I lived in Scotland for six years. Actually I didn’t. Husband says I only ‘survived’ LOL. But I hope yours is a ‘bearable’ summer.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Susan – It’s such a lovely flower … and it looks amazing when completely in bloom (I must remember to grab a photo of it when that happens).
      While I love the weather at the moment, and those glorious blue skies are wonderful … I think at heart I’m a cold weather person, so summer is a worry … something that makes living in Brisbane a little tricky at times!

      I love the comment your husband made about you in Scotland, ‘that you only survived’ … haha, that’s great! šŸ™‚

  2. jan

    As a confirmed hot weather person, that is my idea of what all snow should be like.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – Gosh, you’d so love it here in Australia Jan. Hot weather abounds!!! I can probably deal *OK* with the heat, but that humidity is a killer for me … I feel like I’m melting away.
      Still, these flowers in the garden are pretty … šŸ™‚

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    Lovely photo! We have honey melaleuca around here and when they are blossoming they smell like a giant honey pot – I’m a bit allergic so I end up sneezing and carring on – but it brings the parrots which makes for a great show. My kids and I went to the nearby estuary and saw a group of pelicans yesterday (Sat) – will put some on my blog soon – go really close to one (who was trying to get some fish off a fisherman).

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Glad you like the photo!

      I love the honey melaleuca … but my husband is much the same as you – he has a bad reaction to that almost overpowering honey fragrance. I’m the opposite – I revel in it! šŸ™‚
      At least you get to appreciate all the parrots that come to visit for the nectar … they can be a pretty rowdy bunch though! šŸ˜‰

      Oh … lucky you paying a visit to some pelicans (they’re one of my favourite types of birds) … though they definitely can be a bit cheeky when it comes to stealing fish! šŸ™‚

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