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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

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Jacaranda trees don't they just put on the most beautiful of display ... my girlfriend always saw the Jacaranda tree as an indicator that end of year exams were here so she called them the Exam Tree ... & true, the kids are all moving towards their end of year exams soon so I wish them all the best with them.
It won't be too much longer before the flowers will be making a beautiful carpet under the trees. I always thought that the Jacaranda was a native of Australia but I've read where is it actually a native of Brazil.
Grafton, Northern Rivers in New South Wales, Australia celebrates a Jacaranda Festival every year since 1935 - they had their festival this weekend just gone & they have avenues of Jacaranda trees - they do make for a lovely sight. I've also read where Pretoria, just north of Johannesburg in South Africa is known as the Jacaranda City laying claim to having over 70,000 trees in it's city - now that would look spectacular. Everybody used to have a Jacaranda Tree in their house yard in years gone by so it's lovely to drive around the older suburbs & see them all in flower now... Our late but famous painter D'Arcy Doyle always painted a Jacaranda in his landscapes - it became his mark. Jacaranda is such a lovely colour too & a true jacaranda colour is neither blue nor mauve if you were to try & match it - me Mum taught me that little pearler...

6 comments:

Chris' Shady Grove said...

How beautiful! I wonder what the scent of that tree is like. We have a catalpa tree in our yard that has a similar shaped flower althought it is white. It smells like an exotic spice when it blooms.

Joyce said...

I was in Australia during Jacaranda flowering season a few years ago and was totally impressed by their beauty. Our daughter lives half an hour from Grafton so she's probably enjoying them right now.

Dawn said...

Hi Bethel

I got you art quildt today - it is so beautiful and the colours are amazing - such a wonderful talent - I wouldn't have the patience to do that sort of thing!!
Have sent you an E-mail too and thanks for the lovely pen and keyring.
I am honoured indeed...

Hugs
Dawn
x
Gorgeous photos and I can almost smell those wonderful flowers!!

Dawn said...

Me again
#Your lovely quilt is now on my blog!

Louisa said...

Hi! Just visiting from WTBAY! Great to see you over there. Jacaranda's are beautiful! There's something so special about the Aussie landscape! Looking forward to seeing you in 'blogland'. Cheers, Louisa

paulahewitt said...

Hi Bethel - thanks for the visit (via Utah)! I guess you couldnt mistake my blog for Aussie with the cricket vegemite and jacarandas. I must say you did a way better job with your jacaranda photo than i did.

ive been reading back thru your blog. I didnt get to see the gees bends quilts which was disapointing - i dont think it was well advertised and having two shows within a couple of weeks of each other - madness. i didnt end up going to either - but there is a big textile one in 2009 i am saving up for..... see ya!