There are few things so pleasant as walking beneath blossom trees in full bloom. If you don't know what I mean, trust me - it makes you feel like you're living in some kind of fairy story (100%).
Do you need a new profile pic? Are you looking for an open-air weekend activity that lets you socially distance but still be social? Have you been to Japan and envied their tradition of public holiday picnics beneath the cherry blossoms?
Look no further - July means that blossom time is just around the corner! You just need to know where to find them.
My favourite spot is the beautiful grove on Milne Road, Modbury Heights, adjacent to Clovercrest Baptist Church. This grove is on land now owned by SA Power Networks, and looks quite unassuming for most of the year. However come mid July/early August, it explodes into bloom, with thousands upon thousands of beautiful almond blossoms.
The site contains a sign stating 'future substation' which absolutely breaks my heart. While I was informed by SA Power Networks last year that currently there are no plans to develop the site or bulldoze the blossom grove, I would love to see more and more people visit this space, in the hope that it can become a community treasure remaining for future generations to enjoy.
It's worth the effort of making a date, baking some cupcakes and packing a picnic basket and blanket and cushions. Add some stories or music and some friends or family (not too many mind!), and you have all you need for an absolutely beautiful Sunday afternoon that you won't forget in a hurry. And your photos will be magical!
The blossoms are beginning now but will probably peak in a couple of weeks. The area has places nearby to park for free, and is serviced by the M44 bus route. Blankets are a must - the area is not council-owned and the ground cover is dirt or weeds.
Don't let that deter you though - I promise this is one winter event you don't want to miss.
Where are your favourite spots to find blossoms in Adelaide?