It has been and absolute brutal winter. It’s one of the coldest and longest winter I’ve ever experienced. You know it’s extremely cold when it snows in Queensland. I feel very ripped off that I endured the bitter cold and it snowed everywhere except Sydney. I was so ready to pack my bags and move North every single morning during this Winter just to escape the cold. But thank goodness the end of the cold is near as I can see the gardens starting to come alive again. The bare trees are starting to sprout green leaves and flowers are blooming. The magnolias are just bursting with beauty and colour at the moment. These gorgeous magnolias when they bloom they really put on a show and I can’t help but noticed them every where. After the magnolias I’m looking forward to the cherry blossoms blooming. The beauty of nature really does an amazing thing for my soul. Now please hurry up and bring on Spring!