A cold and wet start to June can be expected, let's face it, it is officially Winter, or Makuru in the Noongar calendar. Although it is traditionally the coldest and wettest time of the year with frequent gales and storms, it is also known as the season of fertility. Last Wednesday our rain gauges in Mundaring recorded around 40mls in 3 hours!!
The first wildflowers such as hovea and hibbertia start to bloom. For the Aboriginal people fire is very important during this season, a useful resource for food preparation and production, tool and artefact production, hunting and driving game, and for warmth and signalling.
Hovea Blossom Hibertia Blossom Mundaring Weir 1922
Snuggle up and keep warm. Not environmentally ideal, but a slow combustion wood fire has lovely thorough warmth.