Flowering Jacarandas

Our visit to Sydney coincided perfectly with the flowering of the Jacaranda trees. For most of the year, these trees blend into the surrounding greenery, but for a few weeks each spring they are crowned in purple flowers.

Jacarandas at Darling Harbour

Jacarandas at Darling Harbour

The streets of Sydney are full of Jacarandas. I’ve always loved the Jacaranda tree in my grandparents’ front garden and the one in my university courtyard, but I’ve never noticed just how prevalent they are. Every time I looked out the window, there seemed to be one in view.

Jacarandas line the streets at Milsons Point

Jacarandas line the streets at Milsons Point

The flowers will soon carpet the ground below, to be replaced by new leaves, and the Jacarandas will fade quietly into the background again.

Jacaranda outside Sydney Town Hall

Jacaranda outside Sydney Town Hall