Monday, July 21, 2014

Wattle, Australia "Christmas tree." The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is Australia's national flower.

This was "Our Christmas Tree" when we were living in Borneo. Dad was given saplings, He grew and it didn't look like a fir tree. He grew about 6 trees and we asked , why doesn't the leaves look needle like like pine trees?

The saplings grew to big trees, we never got our "Christmas tree". Dad didn't have the heart to chop them down. In Borneo, they never bloomed.

Many years later, I visited Australia and found it in full bloom. No wonder the man told Dad it was Christmas tree.

I saw the wattle in South Port. It is so beautiful, and I told my sister now I understood when my dad in Borneo was given this saplings to grow,

The flowering wattle makes it a beautiful Christmas tree.

Courtesy Wayne Parr‎'s photo.

Stay mellow with yellow!

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