I finally got to see the Jacaranda trees blooming again after four years away. There are lavender clouds everywhere. . . .
I read that Pretoria in South Africa is called the “Jacaranda City” because of all the Jacarandas in parks and gardens. The bloom time in Pretoria coincides with year-end exams at the University of Pretoria, and there’s a legend that you’ll pass all your exams if a flower from the Jacaranda tree falls on your head. 😉
Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .
Amazingly beautiful trees.
We have similar bushes here but I don’t think they are the same. People grow them like vine, along the walls of houses and up lamp post which is pretty.
That sounds like lavender trumpet vine, Caroline. We have those too, but most of ours are red. I love that vine.
Does it count if you shake them to get one to fall on you? Great photos
Oh, I would totally do that. 🙂
Wow, these are beautiful. Gorgeous photos!
Thanks so much!
I love Jacarandas…they are so beautiful – and I didn’t know about the legend part!! Very cool.
Thanks for the comment and welcome to the blog. 🙂
wow it’s beautiful!
They really are wonderful.
They almost make up for the lack of cherry blossoms. 🙂
I’ve heard of Jacaranda trees, but never knew that the blooms were purple. I would mind spending lots of hours sitting under one of these trees. 🙂
Same here! I wouldn’t even mind sweeping up the fallen blossoms.
I loved the Jacaranda trees when I lived in California.
I really missed seeing them the four years I was on the East Coast.
Oh my … lilac colour clouds and sprinkles. Thank you Carole … now I’ve seen Jacaranda! Beautifully captured.
You’re so welcome! Glad I’m not the only one who had never seen them.
I always read your posts, hoping I’ll learn a new name to a flower I recognize. 🙂
Oh no, I’m not an expert!