17.06.2021 - 1 mont ago

These are a series of photos of (and around) the Golden Wattle tree growing by my driveway. I love the way the colours of the leaves and tiny blooms change depending on the direction of the sunlight.. it even looks amazing at night.. almost silvery.. when there’s only the flash to illuminate it. I love the way the tiny blossoms blanket the moss covered sandstone of the driveway like bright yellow fluffy snowflakes.. creating interesting patterns and textures with the moss, and the stones. Acacia Pycnantha, (or as it’s most commonly known; the Golden Wattle) is a tree of the family Fabaceae native to southeastern Australia. When in flower, the golden wattle displays Australia’s national colours, green and gold. As one species of a large genus of flora growing across Australia, the golden wattle is a symbol of unity. The tannin from the bark was known for its antiseptic properties, and the colonial settlers cultivated the golden wattle also using the bark in the tanning industry, the gum for glues and the blossom for its honey. Wattle is ideally suited to withstand Australia's droughts, winds and bushfires. The resilience of wattle I think in a way represents the spirit of the Australian people. The golden wattle was unofficially accepted as the Australian national floral emblem to mark Federation in 1901 * * * * * * * #goldenwattle #australianfloralemblem #acaciapycnantha #supergorgeousness #instagay #helleaux #learningtosee #artnerd #inspirationiseverywhere #instagrammers #appropriation #artfag #arthag #Helleaux #StayAtHomeModel #shotoniPhone (at Newport, New South Wales, Australia) https://www.instagram.com/p/CQO2p9Irnt3/?utm_medium=tumblr

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