Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Jacaranda Festival, a celebration of colour..



 When the bloom of the jacaranda tree is here,
Christmas time is near.. 
from a poem by Lesley Sabogal
As soon as Aimee mentioned The Jacaranda Festival I knew we would have to go. Held to celebrate the flowering of the Jacaranda tree lined streets of Applecross one of Perth's older suburbs, it's a visual treat.. Jacaranda trees as far as the eye can see, cars too unfortunately :) there were so many people it was incroyable, especially on a 35C day oh la! I noticed that even though there were a good many people wearing hats, there were also many who weren't, moi included.. won't happen next time! Hope you're enjoying your weekend, take care and stay safe...


35 comments:

  1. The Jacaranda trees are marvellous, Grace ! Do they also smell good?

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  2. Wow! The trees look so beautiful.

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  3. Oh my goodness, they are sooo beautiful. Glorious colour. That is hot though, geesh.

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  4. I do love the jacaranda trees and you've captured them so beautifully, Grace!! A glorious, colorful bit of Spring!! Ahhh and I am a tad envious!! But I have to admit that we're enjoying a beautiful, blue sky day here in Oregon today!! And it isn't too cold -- at least not yet!! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!!

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  5. Perth is plumb full of fun! I love Jacarandas...we have them in south Florida. In fact, I used to play a lot of golf at the Jacaranda Country Club! Some beautiful shots here, Grace!

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  6. It is hard to think of anything flowering around Christmas, Grace! ;-)) They are quite beautiful.

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  7. Schöne Bäume so voller Farben bei uns wird bald alles weiß vom Schnee.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  8. The jacaranda blossom is so magical. Wonderful, vibrant street scenes ... with both blossom and the colours of people.

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  9. I'm dreaming of a jacaranda Christmas? :-)

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  10. As we had our first real blustery coldish rainy day this autumn, you are ALMOST making me wish I could enjoy hot weather in Perth Grace. That's a big compliment... :-)

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  11. That's a great sight Grace, it's fab to see so many people out and about. Do keep that sun off though...

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  12. Oh this is beautiful! The colours are amazing. I'd have taken so many photos, I can see why it was so packed! - Tasha

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  13. Looks great. Maybe a weekend earlier would have seen the trees at their best.

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  14. Looks good, lovely trees!
    Too many people.

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  15. Very beautiful! I do believe this is the first I've ever heard of that tree. The blossoms look prettier than the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.

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  16. Brave of you to go out in the heat, it was worth it to bring us this wonderful sight. I stayed in after my swim at 8,30.

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  17. The trees are quite spectacular and must have made for an enjoyable day. We are sure we have seen them in bloom but can't remember where. Arizona, maybe.

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  18. Oh my gosh, these photos are so gorgeous. Jacaranda trees are a favorite of mine, they are so beautiful. Unfortunately, we don't have a street completely lined with them like this in your photos. That would be so fabulous.

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  19. Wow, what waves of colors crashing on the streets.

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  20. Such beautiful blossoms! We don't have them here, but we do have some with equally lovely blossoms.

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  21. Those trees are wonderful. Always so strange to read your temperatures are so high up to Christmas. Here we are going down with our temperatures now. 4 degrees C (39F) brrr.

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  22. The streets are so pretty lined with the purple blooming trees. Next year I'll have to join you Grace!

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  23. The blossoms are such a pretty colour. I cannot imagine Santa arriving in such warm weather...and maybe it'll be even warmer on Christmas Eve. All I can say is: What a guy!!

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  25. I so love those trees, Grace!
    Oh, wear a hat, please do. Mine still lets me know I didn´t always in your place (talking of 1995).

    Beautiful pics, really. And, awww, those temps!

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  26. I love this plant, never seen in Italy...has almost the same colour of the lavender. Arianna

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  27. Beautiful blossoms... and it looks very busy!

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  28. Beautiful trees. It is like medicine to see these images. Here we have -4C , frost and waiting for the SNOW.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! It is still hard for me to imagine this as a sign of Christmas though.

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  30. WOW, when I'm on Maui it's a bit early to see these beauties.

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  31. My very favourite trees in the whole world when in bloom. Simply gorgeous! I'm very jealous.

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  32. We used to have several jacaranda trees at our old house. Those blooms stick to the ground, the sidewalk, your shoes, and the floors of your house. They even ruin the paint on your car. During the summer you can actually see the sap drizzle out of them, and when they aren't in bloom, They drop bark, leaves and little tiny twigs. I'm so glad we don't live there anymore. Okay, now that my rant is over, I admit that they are very beautiful and I like seeing them (not in my yard though). Nice photos, of what looks like a fun time...

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  33. Tom what a beautiful display of color to admire all in
    one place I love those trees ,we use to see a few when
    in Maui I love those trees.
    Love country girl

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  34. The beauty of the space and food get 5 juicy stars. The place was built with class! I'm no critic, but venues Chicago makes you appreciate design and aesthetics. I went to two events here. Both times, I had a great experience.

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