Friday, 9 November 2012

Awash with lilac time


Sydney is gorgeous in late Spring: the Jacaranda is full and blousy; the firm heads of the Agapanthus are erect, ready to spurt their beauty; and, the scarlet/crimson of the thorny Bougainvillea lies spent on the sandstone paving.

All is lush and bountiful, when a summer storm sweeps in across the mountains, leaving a bouquet of decay to invade the nostrils.


Looking both ways along Oxford Street, Paddington, beside the 1840 sandstone surrounds of Victoria Barracks, a thriving Defence (Army) establishment.

11 comments:

Jo said...

WOW, I didn't think they were as plump and beautiful this year but your post proves me wrong.Puts my lone tree on my post to shame :(

Joan Elizabeth said...

I made a comment on Peters blog the other day that jacaranda and sandstone are a great combination. I didn't know there was this wonderful stand of them.

brattcat said...

how i love your lush,unfolding spring as our autumn withers into stark skies and bare limbs.

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous Julie!

Jim said...

Beauties.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous Julie, it's the same here in Perth..ahhh it's good to live in this land of Oz!!

Julie said...

I agree ... but it would be good to live in the land of France ... and the land of Canada and some bits of the land of the US ...

Jilly said...

Oh glorious jacarandas. What's the name of that town in NSW - Grantham, Gresham, forget now - the whole of the main street is lined with jacarandas. Remmeber driving thru that en route to Cairns - incredible sight. So many plants and trees of Sydney grow in the south of France - the bougainvilleas, the agapanthus as you say - and indeed, jacarandas - but not so many of the latter. I had had one in my garden for 14 years and it has never flowered. No idea why ...there are some in the casino gardens in Monaco tho - glorious but not as big as those you show here. I really shouldn't visit your blog, Julie - makes me homesick for Oz.

Gunn said...

Soooooooooo pretty!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Fab Julie.

Kim said...

Jilly I think the town you are thinking of is Grafton in northern NSW.

Julie these are absolutely beautiful photos of a tree which is synonmous with late spring in NSW. Love them