Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Jacaranda blossom viewing at Johannesburg


Thank you Cathy for this nice card with Jacaranda trees in full bloom at the beginning of November. The Jacaranda tree was imported from South America about 100 years ago to South Africa. The pink spot in the background are Bougainvillea bloming at the same time.

The flowers of the Jacaranda tree fall constantly like rain, Cathy says on the card, and gardeners have a hard time to clean their pavements. The whole spectacle seems to last only for a short period of time until everything is green again. I feel very lucky that it was my turn to get a November postcard documenting the bloom of Jacaranda trees at Johannesburg.

By the way: Johannesburg is said to be the city with the largest man made forest with six million trees in public parcs and on private property. It is worth while to google a bit about Johannesburg and Jacaranda trees!

6 comments:

Desiree said...

Wow, aren't these just amazingly beautiful. I love the whole series of painting and sketches Cathy has been doing on her blog of this colorful event. You are so lucky to have gotten this card, wonderful! Beautiful postcard Cathy!

Bridget Hunter said...

Wow - That word expresses my reaction too! This must be a truly beautiful sight to see. A wonderful card Cathy.

vivien said...

wow indeed - an amazing sight and beautifully caught

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

I can never have enough of your jacarandas...I think I should commission one from you!! Beautiful Cathy!
Ronelle

Pat said...

I can't think of a better word than WOW. I love that when my trees at this end of the world are leafless yours are blooming.
Well done, Cathy.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I am so envious - I was totally blown away the first time I saw a Jacaranda tree and to have a whole street of them is just amazing!

Such a difficult colour to get right - Cathy has painted it perfectly

Plus there's the carpet of leaves underneath - just as I remember it.

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