The screech of Black Cockatoos becomes familiar at this time of year. They love to feast on the pine cones.
I also think of my Dad at this time of year. He loved Bunya nuts. Bunyas are a native pine local to the area where we lived. They fruit in February with giant pine cones that contain large pine nuts. I think the nuts taste dry and awful but Dad loved them boiled in the corned meat water.
Wherefore come out from among them ... I will receive you and become a Father unto you" 2 Cor 6:17-18