Spring has arrived! The first day of September is officially the start of spring and also National Wattle Day. Wattle is the blaze of colour which lights up our land and welcomes the Spring. Golden Wattle was declared Australia’s National Floral Emblem on 1st Sept 1988. “Wattle is a much loved symbol that unifies us all as Australians” states Terry Fewtrell president of the Wattle Day Association. He also mentions “Wattles’ diversity, resilience and ability to regenerate after fire”.
NATIONAL WATTLE DAY
Last month in Perth we conducted a Homeopathic Trituration of four types of wattle, these qualities of diversity; resilience & regeneration are some of the qualities reflected in this proving trituration which is in the process of being written up. Those of you reading in the northern Hemisphere now enter Autumn “Season of mists & mellow fruitfulness” (from Keats “Ode to Autumn”). The countryside with you will soon become a blaze of autumnal russet & orange as the leaves fall, something we miss seeing here in Queensland. Spring is often a time of regeneration & renewed energy; many however dread the spring & pollens which can cause irritation to eyes, nose & throat. See item 3 below for useful first aid remedies for Hayfever.