Sunday, 13 November 2011

Purple haze


The city is sluicing in a purple wash. Each year, my assessment is that it is late, that the bloom is anaemic - and then! Poof ... it is everywhere.


Yes, Mr & Mrs Pedant are writing letters to the editor and complaining that the tree is of South American origin, not native, therefore should be eradicated.

G.e.t. a. l.i.f.e.

23 comments:

Steffe said...

Ha ha. I think I have met that couple a few times. Great colors.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When we visit Argentina in November, which we are not doing this year, we delight in the purple glow of Jacoranda trees lining the grand boulevards of the city. Your trees do not appear to be Jacoranda, but they are explosive in their color.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Oops. I just noticed from the label of your post that they are Jacoranda trees. The Jacoranda trees in Buenos Aires that I am familiar with are taller and less bushy. Maybe it is a function fo the way they have been trimmed. The Jacoranda trees in Arizona are not as full or colorful as what you have shown today.

Thérèse said...

I used to pest 345 days of the year against our "then" Jacaranda! And now I miss it so much... go and figure.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The jacaranda looks perfect against the Paddington Lace. Who cares about its origins? We're all transplanted anyway.

Julie said...

Friends: Many of the Jacaranda in Sydney could easily be described as 'straggly' which I take to be their normal habit. When I see a 'filled-in' example, that is what I photograph. It is not surprising, really, that their growth varies from clime to clime.

I remember seeing a pelican from Florida, and thinking "That's NOT a pelican; THIS is a pelican'.

The Jacaranda is everywhere along the NSW coast at this time, say, October through December.

Windsmoke. said...

I reckon no trees should chopped down just because they come from another country, trees are here for everybody to enjoy :-).

freefalling said...

Yeah!
Get a life.

J Bar said...

Pretty in purple.

RedPat said...

OMG - so gorgeous especially now for us in the northern climes!

bfarr said...

I think they are just beautiful...native or not.

Ann said...

Beautiful. Saw the ones at the Quay from afar yesterday, they look pretty good as well. The ones in my street seem to be getting a bit straggly.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes I love em too ... just like I love the naughty yellow weeds growing all along the mountains highway and rail corridor at the moment. I have been noticing through my sleepy eyes on my twice weekly trip to the city that the blue haze has been arriving. It will be another month before it hits here.

Peter said...

Look great against the Flame trees and Bouganvilleas too. LOve em.

Julie said...

Yes, I did try to get some combinations but could not get sympathetic angles.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Also like the purple rain they leave on the sidewalks when they start to drop their petals.

Breathtaking said...

Beautiful photos,love the lilac
blooms.

Mo said...

Beautiful

biebkriebels said...

What a beautiful tree with such a special colour. Who cares where it comes from? Doesn't make sense does it?

diane b said...

That is silly as long as it is not a pest and destroying native flora there is nothing wrong with it. They are the most beautifully coloured trees on the planet.

brattcat said...

oh, i look out my window at the increasingly bleak autumn and envy your spring.

Mary Ann said...

That's an amazing balustrade--an irrelevant comment, I know, but I can't help noticing.

Nathalie said...

Just perfect Sydney to me. Sigh.