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20 July 2012

Summer Colours — Flowering Trees.
The Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

Summer is all about the baking hot sun, bright light, busy insects and the beauty and fragrance of flowering trees.
The Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia, or simply the "Jacaranda", is a sub-tropical tree native to South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers. It is also known as the Black Poui, or as the fern tree. The curious thing about this tree is that when its leaves wither, the tree gives off a pleasant vinegar-like smell.

Jacaranda tree in full blossom
Jacaranda tree in full blossom. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Flowering Jacaranda tree crown
Flowering Jacaranda tree crown. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Jacaranda flowers close-up
Jacaranda flowers close-up. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Violet Jacaranda flowers
Violet Jacaranda flowers. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Flowering Purple Jacaranda tree
Flowering Purple Jacaranda tree
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Under the canopy of flowering pale salmon pink oleanders and purple jacarandas
Under the canopy of flowering pale salmon pink oleanders
and purple jacarandas
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Flowering Purple Jacaranda tree close-up
Flowering Purple Jacaranda tree close-up
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In the shade of flowering purple jacaranda trees
In the shade of flowering purple jacaranda trees
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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, as always. I was especially drawn to the third and the sixth photos. But they were all magnificent!

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  2. Thanks. It's the unusual meeting of colours of the canopies that caught my eye in the sixth photo.

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