Friday, October 9, 2009

Purple, purple everywhere...

The Jacaranda's are in full bloom here in Ipswich...

Every where you look there seems to be purple somewhere in the scenery...
Connor & Ella adore them. I can see why, they ARE lovely. However, they have started playing a game going to & from school. Whenever they spot a Jacaranda Tree they start singing...
"Jacaranda Tree! Jacaranda Tree! Jac-a-ran-da Tree!! J-J-J-J-J-J-J-Jacaranda Tree!!"
Now as there are probably at least 30 trees between here & school, you can imagine this song gets a little tiresome....
But wait, as we approach school & kindy it gets worse... It gets much louder & with much more excitement in their voice.... I will let you figure out why....
The street that both school & kindy are found on is actually named Jacaranda Street.... We know WHY it's named that!

6 comments:

Givinya De Elba said...

Oooh beautiful!

At University, it is customary to DREAD the Jacarandas - they herald end-of-year exams. Everyone says, "Oh, no! I hate it when the Jacarandas are out! It means exams!"

And I always found it hard to hate them. They meant that sumnmer was coming.

The Handmade Expo and Handmade Heaven said...

Purple is my fave colour...so i really love and appreciate this time of year...
I haven't really taken much notice...thanks heaps for your post...I will now take notice on my way home.
Liesa

Femina said...

Oh wow. This makes me homesick for Sydney. They're EVERYWHERE there.

Anonymous said...

They are the most fantastic, almost indescribable shade of blue......unique, and beautiful. New plantings of them are banned in South Africa now as they are not indigenous............ :(

Hippomanic Jen said...

Love them even if they did used to herald the exam season. They are not fully out here yet, because it's colder here - but they are coming...

Crazy Sister said...

BEautiful! But it is a bother when there are so many bees in the blossoms on the ground...

And now we know where your school and kindy are, so we can stalk you! Mwa ha ha.