I am so glad it's spring, as I can be delighted even within the chaos caused by the virus. Here is a selection of the Australian native flowers I found out at our bush block today. I have been pondering, what does it mean to be Australian right now? We seem to be splintering back into colonies. The closed borders and lockdowns are making some people feel safe but at a significant cost to others. Surely this far into the pandemic there has been time to understand the real risks, to develop more nuanced and kinder approaches as this is something we are in for the long hall. Today in the cathedral church service we prayed. "Our Heavenly Father we thank you for governments in Australia .... please give great wisdom to Commonwealth and State governments during the COVID-19 pandemic, may they make wise decisions that restrict the spread of the virus while allowing people personal freedoms and opportunities to work."