Velvet Splendour is like holding a large bunch of sunburnt wildflowers in both arms and pressing one’s face gently into it. An impressionist’s painting of a long drive through the open, breezy and cloudless countryside.
The mimosa (wattle) tree bursting into bloom, marking the first sign of spring in Australia. Soft yellows are shaded against blue skies. The first inhale is an immediate mix of green stems, yellow blooms, cool air and warm light.