It is Adelaide Royal Show time again. Spring began here only a few days ago, by the calendar. There was a brief hot spell–33C is too much too soon for me–and then for the first day of the show, overcast and threatening rain as these dim pictures may suggest. This week I have been tuning up the bunting I made to protect our little community revegetation project–around one of my favourite E Scoparia trees. I sewed all the pieces back together, made some more, joined it all with some recycled cotton yarn, and… this morning we went out and applied it.
The saltbush and other natives we have planted here have come on wonderfully–and there has been a spectacular fail with transplanting dianellas which I’ll pull out once the show is over. The yellow flowering tree on the right is a wattle that is doing really well (and not because we planted it). The modest goal of this bunting is to gently suggest to people walking from the show (who will likely come down the path on the right of the image below) heading for the car parking on the left of the image below… that they should walk around this patch rather than trampling it in the dark after the fireworks are over, tipsy/sleepy/not paying attention as they may well be after an exciting day and too much fairy floss. I think I replaced it three times last year, so I have some backup bunting already in hand, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Happy show! Happy springtime!