If you're anything like me, there's a few things that'll easily get you excited come the time of year when sunny weather fills our skies: frothing over meso-american cultural icons (like exotic cacti), and getting stuck into hobbies usually reserved for retirement (like building an aviary, or maintaining a cactus and succulent collection).
If cactus and succulents tick the boxes for you, you're in luck. The aptly named Cactus & Succulent Society of South Australia is getting ready for another hectic installment of their Annual Spring Show.
The event, slated to be the society's biggest of the year, is set to go off at the Payneham Library and Community Facilities Complex over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of November.
The Annual Spring Show boasts a wide variety of community grown succulents and cacti, and even includes an annual competition.
Unfortunately, if you are anything like us, you may be inclined to leave this to the last minute — don't, by the end of the second day, the more exotic of Adelaide's cacti collection is bound to have been snapped up, leaving you in a world of hurt (from the ever-sassy cactus community, not from cactus needles, like you'd hoped).
"If there is a particular plant or plants you have been trying to find or want for your collection, come along with your details, photos and we can assist or help you find what you're looking for," the society's Facebook event says.
The event will also have stallholders selling cactus, succulent and gardening accessories such as pots, ornaments, and much more.
Entry will set punters back $3, but is well worth the price of admission.
WHERE: Payneham Library and Community Facilities Complex (Corner of Turner St and O.G. Rd, Felixstow)
WHEN: November 19 and 20
WHY: CACTUS AND SUCCULENTS A'PLENTY