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Five Reasons to Get Really Excited for Spring

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by Eunice (subscribe)
I'm a city girl passionate about travelling, discovering new places and making the most out of my weekends.
Published August 24th 2012
More reasons to get excited about spring

We know that spring is knocking on the door when temperatures are soaring to the early twenties in middle of the day and the heater can take a break for now and retreat to the basement.
It doesn't take much to get excited for the new season, but here are five good reasons to get you even more excited for Spring if you're not jumping around already and ticking off the days left in August like me.

1. Jacaranda season
Jacarandas in Sydney

Spring is the season of blooms but what makes it even more special are the Jacarandas that line the streets and decorate them in purple "confetti". Jacarandas are the epitome of spring and I am looking forward to admiring Jacaranda blooms all around Sydney.

If you haven't spotted them before, you need to head to the Royal Botanical Gardens or suburbs such as Hunters Hill and Woolwich in Sydney which is abundant with Jacaranda trees. They start blooming in October and last through to November.

2. Spring fashion

Dry clean your wool coats and store them away because spring fashion is taking over. The trends for this season include bold prints, oranges and tangerines, statement jewellery and peplum skirts. Stores all across Australia have spring fashion on display and in stock so there's more reason to go shopping and bring home some new clothes to get you in the Spring mood.

3. Spring Racing Carnival
Spring Racing Carnival (image from www.australianturfclub.com.au)

The Melbourne Cup, ladies donning fascinators and hats and dapper looking race goers bring the glamour into Spring. We may not get a public holiday in Sydney during Melbourne Cup day but it's no reason not to get excited about the biggest horse racing event in Australia.

If you're in Sydney, the Australian Turf Club is a good place to start for events and races to look out for.

4. Mangoes
Irresistible mangoes (image from www.wikipedia.org)

The mango season starts as early as October and I'm already dreaming up mango smoothies, mango pudding, mango salsa and the list goes on. Not to mention buying trays of mangoes and eating them every single day while it lasts.

5. Seasonal Fruit Picking
Fruit farms open their doors in spring to welcome fruit pickers eager for the season's freshest.
Cherry picking season starts in November while strawberry picking season starts in late September. More information about fruit picking farms around NSW can be found on this website.
Strawberry farms open for picking in spring


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Why? 'Tis the season to be jolly
When: September to November
Where: Sydney and all over
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