Jacaranda time again

Memories are made of this

jacaranda lr-3_2033x1525The glorious purple haze of the Jacaranda are once more bursting out with exuberance. Reminding me that it is just a year since I achieved a long-held dream to visit Grafton at Jacaranda festival time.

I did mention the visit just as I shut off for a year. I did say I would post about the experience soon!!!

(See that promise here …. https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/time-has-flown/ )

The world-renowned Jacaranda Festival is held annually in Grafton, Northern Rivers New South Wales, from the last weekend in October to the first weekend in November.

Inaugurated in 1934, this was the first of Australia’s folk festivals and celebrates the magnificent spectacle of the hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees that grow in Grafton’s broad tree lined avenues. Henry Volkers introduced the first Jacaranda trees to Grafton and each year the trees are celebrated, although it has changed over the years to adapt to today’s society, this traditional…

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  1. I so love them!

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  2. Aren’t they early, Pauline? As everything else seems to be thanks to climate change 😩😩

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    • Yes I think they are as we had a very mild winter. In fact we didn’t have a winter this year. They are lasting longer too as, so far, we haven’t had destructive winds.

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  3. I first saw them in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg and have loved them ever since. This brings back memories of Sydney three years ago. I can’t quite believe it was that long since my visit.

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  4. Magnificent.

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  5. These exquisite trees also bloom in Northern California, where I first saw one. Cannot imagine a town with avenues of them – wow!

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  6. Way-hay, Pauline. You’re back! I’ve been wondering what you were up to. Hope all is well with you and Jack. That is a glorious shot and reminds me of Africa. Many streets in Kenya and Zambia were lined with jacarandas – adrift in blossom as it fell. It think they were planted by the same Brit.

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  7. What a glorious color of purple. Lovely photo!

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  8. Lyn n David

    Lovely to see your post. Hope your year “away” has been a good one in happiness and health for you both. Still waiting for my jacaranda to show its colours but there are some beauties up here on the Tablelands at the moment. We took Mum to see the beautiful Jacarandas of Grafton, lots of lovely memories of our picnic under the mauve waterfalls. Love to you both, Lyn n David

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    • So good to hear from you both. I think of you often. How are all the feline family? Call in to see us if you are over this way

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      • Lyn n David

        Yes we think of you often.. Your beautiful drawing of Mischa reminds me of you both on a daily basis. Feline family is good, Sharni struggling a bit at 18+ …extra treats and TLC but she is not ready to leave just yet. Just back from Sri Lanka but flight was out of Cairns not Gold Coast. We would love to catch up and if we are heading South Qld would most certainly spend time with you, so enjoyed those couple of days we did spend. Lots of love to you both. If ever you come North there is always a home for you here, and if ever you fancy a house sit, please think of us.. 😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

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  9. The first time I saw a Jacaranda tree was along a tree-lined street in Pretoria, South Africa. The purple color was astonishing on the trees and as they littered the ground. It was simply a beautiful site. Haven’t seen those trees anywhere else since. Glad you brought back that memory. Thanks for this post.

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  10. Wow!!! Just wow! Thanks, Pauline.

    janet

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