Jacaranda

I finally got to see the Jacaranda trees blooming again after four years away. There are lavender clouds everywhere. . . .

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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. 😉

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Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .

{carole}

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20 Responses to Jacaranda

  1. Caroline says:

    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.

  2. TBM says:

    Does it count if you shake them to get one to fall on you? Great photos

  3. Dounia says:

    Wow, these are beautiful. Gorgeous photos!

  4. I love Jacarandas…they are so beautiful – and I didn’t know about the legend part!! Very cool.

  5. Chloe says:

    wow it’s beautiful!

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. Laurie says:

    I loved the Jacaranda trees when I lived in California.

  8. Cheryl says:

    Oh my … lilac colour clouds and sprinkles. Thank you Carole … now I’ve seen Jacaranda! Beautifully captured.

  9. I always read your posts, hoping I’ll learn a new name to a flower I recognize. 🙂

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