03 November 2012

Jacaranda in flower

Had seen this one in passing during the week and had to go back to photograph the following day.  The weather wasn't good for it but I thought, don't put it off, tomorrow may be worse!  Each day that goes by there's less chance of the flowers still holding on.

When jacarandas are in flower like this it is a reminder to me, that Christmas is on the horizon.  Next it will be the buzz of cicadas. Jacarandas are not an Aussie tree though, but a native  Brazil so, well done Brazil! 



and another, just around the corner from the first one


17 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful tree with lovely colorsed flowers....great shots Carole.

Greetings, Joop

Jan said...

Beautiful Jacaranda trees, I think they have held their blooms longer than usual this year.
Isn't it amazing how many here are around, they are all over town here, only medium size, and I don't even notice them the rest of the year.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

They are stunning aren't they! Our town has hundreds and they are all in flower now, quite amazing to see.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous trees, I love the blooms! Happy Weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

just so pretty!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow, these Jacarandas are beautiful. I had never seen one until I was in Florida, but they were not blooming then.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

This is soooo big and beautiful.
Flowers you say bloom. They are a real eye catcher. Do they have a smell to them like Liliac trees?

Great picture you took and the background.

Brian King said...

Oh, wow! What a gorgeous tree! I've never seen one quite like it! The blooms are gorgeous!

Jan Castle said...

Color is amazing...thanks for taking and sharing the pictures Carole!
Paper Hugs,
an

Sue said...

It looks amazing!

Montanagirl said...

That is truly amazing! So beautiful.

diane b said...

They are beautiful trees . The colour and the shape are lovely but the stunning beauty is hard to capture with a camera. Somehow the colour drains out even on a sunny day.

Jeanne said...

These trees are totally amazing, and so beautiful. Such a joy it would be to be in a place where these bloomed in such abundance.

Judy said...

What a gorgeous tree!! I would love to see one in person!! They must not grow this far north...

Liz said...

Aren't they wonderful!! I a thoroughly enjoying the masses of mauve flowers all over the place up here at the moment!

Sharyl said...

Far out! I don't think I've ever seen a tree that color!

Caylie Jeffery said...

Hi there, I thought you might like to read my story and article about the White Christmas Jacaranda. I am from Australia and I hope you enjoy it!
http://cayliejeffery.blogspot.com.au/