Friday, October 9, 2009

Jacaranda at Wesley

Really, it's half a Jacaranda, the train line runs close on the right of this tree and to say it is heavily pruned is a bit of an understatement, the road passes on its left and between the camera and the tree is a roadside carpark.  This tree is under siege and yet still manages to bring beauty to the world.  When the blossom falls there is a thick purple carpet and then the light feathery leaves will clothe the tree through summer, shading innumerable cars and people. 
Our youngest son has had a really tough time of it in this past year, with 2 microsurgeries and many visits to the hospital near where this tree stands, so for his sake I am hoping not to see too much more of this tree, but I am grateful for it's beauty and what it has given to me.


Linda said...

Absolutely stunning! Jacaranda do not grow in Iowa, USA. The only place I've ever seen them is Australia. You are so fortunate to be able to enjoy this form of God's handiwork.

clare's craftroom said...

That really is a stunning tree but I do understand why you don't want to see it too much more . I hope all is going well now for your son .

quiltinbysea said...

Thank you Clare, he is doing well and it will just be time and healing.

The Jacarandas are beautiful Linda, Brisbane is one of the cities in the world renowned for the proliferation of trees, they flower at University exam time and the students nick named them 'purple panic'.