One of the things I love about this time of year is that it's Jacaranda season. I drive by this lovely specimen a number of times a day on my way to and from school. The Jacaranda is a Brazillian native, but loves the Brisbane weather. It's actually classified as a weed here, but how could you possibly call something that pretty a weed?
It's also well and truly into the geranium season. This one is my favourite. It was one of the first plants I bought when I moved into this place, and it hasn't missed a year.
Of course crafting is always a part of my day. I'm working on this blanket for a friend's birthday later this month. I'm actually hoping I will finish it today so I can present her with it tomorrow. She complained a couple of years ago that I never gave her handmade gifts. I explained that was due to the fact that it was practically summer at her birthday. She didn't care. How lovely!
Once the wavy blanket is complete, I'll be heading to my mother's birthday socks, but I may take a brief detour ... I ordered some Knit Pro circular Needles from Kiri at Yay for Yarn! They arrived yesterday. So I may take a brief respite from gift related crafting to try to teach myself magic loop. Yay!