21 December 2005

Jacaranda blossom

Melbourne in December ...

jacarandablossom3jacarandablossom2

jacarandablossom1

Lovely

11 comments:

irene said...

oh my, lovely indeed...

ms*robyn said...

yes they are lovely except when they clog the pool filter !
are they your shoes in the first picture? very nice..

blackbird said...

and do they have a scent?

Jane said...

I've been meaning to read 'Oleander, Jacaranda' by Penelope Lively for ages, simply because I love the title and saying it out loud. And now I see jacaranda is as beautiful as it sounds. An onomatopoeic flower?

SueeeuS said...

How gorgeous. I love the curved brickwork.

--erica said...

The jacaranda were at the time my grandfather passed peacefully away. They will always remind me of that time..beautifully bittersweet.

Flourish & Blotts said...

Fantastic pictures! -Flourish

la vie en rose said...

lovely is an understatement!!!!

madness rivera said...

oh my word -- so beautiful. I love with the orange of your shoes too.

Suse said...

Yes, they're my shoes. (And trousers and skirt).

And I found out that the jacaranda is native to Brazil, although they grow well in Australia. All the books say they flower in Spring, and so they do in Queensland, but here in Melbourne they are at their best in December. I've noticed over the years that they flower in October in Queensland, in November in Sydney, and December in Melbourne, so presumably not until January down in Tasmania, if we are heading progressively south.

I adore their seedpods too. Like miniature stingrays.

jess said...

can I come for a visit? I could use some flowers about now.