In Australia, the 2 August is Imbolc.
Imbolc falls midway between Yule (winter solstice) and Ostara (spring equinox), and marks the beginning of spring.
Despite a few grey clouds passing overhead around mid-morning, today was mostly uninterrupted sunshine, and if it wasn't for a chilly southerly breeze blowing in over the Ranges, it would probably have felt very much like spring indeed.
I even started some spring cleaning.
This evening it rains again, and the rain is expected to continue in a very winter-like fashion for the remainder of the weekend. However, if there is one place that truly reveals the changing of the seasons it is the garden, and there are many early signs of spring in ours.
Although, I'm not entirely sure I'm ready for winter to be over just yet...
[Seed pod on the native hibiscus]
[New growth on the geraniums]
[Hardenbergia violacea - aka native wisteria]
[The first buds on the lemon tree]
[Delicate, tissue-like Rosemary blooms]