A Flower a Week : Jacaranda

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This is Jacaranda time and these stunning trees are in full flower. The Jacaranda tree is a native of south-central South America, but is found all round the world in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

I went for a drive this morning to capture the beauty of these trees. At the moment they are at their peak flowering. As I stood under them taking photos I was enveloped in their soft sweet perfume, but if it rains or strong winds blow the petals will fall and create a carpet of mauve then it will be over until next year.

This is one of my favourite paintings from the Brisbane Art Gallery.

Under the Jacaranda tree by R. Godfrey Rivers

Under the Jacaranda tree by R. Godfrey Rivers

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Nalinki on “Angles and views” is hosting a weekly series called: Flowersoverflowers”, it will be posted every Tuesday. The idea is to bring some more colorful pics of nature into our blogosphere

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37 thoughts on “A Flower a Week : Jacaranda

  1. Amazing………. 🙂

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  2. What a stunning flowering tree – and nice place to have some tea! Rivers’ painting reminds me of a Monet. I have never heard of the jacaranda and your many views of this tree gives a good feel – and the carpet of mauve reminds me of when the cherry blossoms shed their petals and it looks like pink snow….


  3. My parents lived in India for awhile and my mother always loved jacaranda trees. They are such lovely trees and your photographs do them great justice. I miss NZ and all the beautiful flowers and plants there as well as the birdsong especially the beloved Tui.



    Hi Pauline

    Enjoy New Zealand, hope all is well with you and Jack, we are both going fine.

    Love Raye and Rob

    Sent from my iPad



  5. One of my favourite trees in all the world, Pauline. I love them 🙂


  6. What a gorgeous tree!! Reminds me of cherry trees …….. only better!


  7. Oh beautiful. I hope to find some of these trees here in Tassie.


  8. I know the jacaranda tree from our travels in Spain, I just LOVE it !!! alas it is not Winterhardy over here ! That painting with the blooming jacaranda is awesome !


  9. I love Jacaranda trees, in full blossom they are amazing! great pictures!


  10. How fortunate you are to live in a land of Jacarandas. They are one of my very favorite trees but I only rarely get to see them.


  11. I love your jacaranda pics and the painting. Really reminds me of when we lived in Johannesburg. The streets in our suburb were lined with jacarandas. 🙂


    • There is a town called Grafton, south of here, and they have the main streets lined with Jacarandas and they have a Jacaranda festival, next weekend I think. It is on my list of still to see…

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  12. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in flower 😦 but they are magnificent. How sad that the big old mother tree was lost!


  13. Well you know how much I adore these trees and you have photographed them perfectly, if only we had smellavision! How I would love to be walking down that street in your first photo with you 🙂


    • I rushed out yesterday to get these photos when a friend who lives in that area told me they were at their peak. If the weather changes they can be blown off over night.


  14. Gorgeous captures of one of my favorite trees!


  15. I adore Jacaranda trees. I photographed them last year and today as I was driving home I noticed them all in flower again. You’ve captured them beautifully PP.


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