Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Sydney - November - Jacaranda

Jacarandas bloom all over Sydney; the petals fall to form carpets of lavender, which then turn to slippery brown sludge as the inevitable November storms make themselves known. November in Sydney is:

kids doing their final school exams;
summer trying to put in an appearance - hot, sunny days of 34 degrees and cool, cludy days of barely 20;
christmas making its presence known in shops;
early pre-christmas office parties, and family get-togethers;
putting away the doona and those nights where you can't decide it you're hot or cold;
all the blue flowers - jacarandas, agapanthus, iris, plumbago....
my birthday


  1. Beautiful bursts of colour.

  2. Happy Birthday! Lovely purple bouquets.

  3. There is something magical and rich about all those blue flowers - jacarandas, agapanthus, iris. They bunch up in beautiful clusters, perfect for artists and photographers.

    But I don't even know what plumbago is.

  4. It's such a lovely colour! We have a bright yellow bloom jacaranda tree just down the street from us which I love photographing.
    Duncan In Kuantan

  5. Yup, and as I read this there is thunder and lighting outside my window... Great pics

  6. Hels - do a search on my blog for plumbago - I have posted about it before!