Ah, Brisbania! How I love you in Jacaranda season!
All over town the purple glory of the jacaranda trees is signalling uni students to hit the books and the rest of us to prepare for summer.
Everywhere you look they are bursting out like marvellous mauve fireworks.
They dot the entire landscape all over Brisbane with their joyful promise of balmy holidays and new life.
Other things are growing around here too. The next hookin' is a cookin'. Good old granny squares this time because I need something to put me to sleep at night.
The pile of rainbow wool is slowly being used up and has nearly seen me through the whole tedious ordeal of the last eight months. Treble, treble, chain, chain.... breathe in, breathe out. All those little mantras help to put one foot in front of the other closer to the end of the treatment.
Meanwhile, something else is starting to grow around here and I don't mean the mess in the kitchen. The Tibetan nun look is very happening this year don't you know? Must be Spring!