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Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Favourite Tree.

Hello,

Do you have a favourite tree? I do, it is the Jacaranda. It blooms at this time of the year just for me.

Jacaranda in full bloom November 2010.
I would love to hear what your favourite tree is.

Happy days.
Bev C

19 comments:

Sally said...

My favourite tree is the boab tree ... it's strength, majesty and power. It's striking appearence on the landscape. I love them too for the messages they carry on the kimberley landscape - the markers scratched into their skins and the stories that they hold within them. Marvellous.
... my partner loves this tree too ... so much so that our first born has Boab as his middle name!!!

Pre-knowing about the boab tree the Morten Bay Fig was my favourite, now it holds second place. How whimsical it is to sit under and read a book, hugged by the roots sitting above the earth! Also an excellent tree for climbing. Gotta love that.

Of course the jacaranda is also fantastic. I was just admiring the purple bursts of colours on the urban landscape the other day. I remember when I was a girl using the pods for craft at girl guides.

Chookyblue...... said...

the jacaranda's are flowering at my place too and it is nearly my favourite tree too.......I have quite a few in the garden.........

Dolores said...

Yes I do have a favourite tree. Absolutely. I grew up in an apartment building and there were two majestic chestnut trees in the front. When we moved to the third floor, our balcony was level with the tops of the trees and in the spring they bloom huge white conical shaped flowers. In the fall they gave us chestnuts to make necklaces.

Karen said...

The jacaranda has to be my favourite too. The colour is stunning when in bloom and of course I love the colour on the ground as the blooms fall.
I also love the wattle when it is at its peak. All that yellow is so cheerful and sunny!

mandapanda said...

Oh gosh, that's like asking what my favourite animal is!! I think I'll have to take pictures of all my favourite trees, and then do a blog post. Although I will tell you one, it's the Illawarra Flame Tree, which looks just divine plated next to jacarandas!! You should totally get one and plant it next to yours!!

SheilaC said...

That tree is positively gorgeous! How lucky to be able to look out and see that!

SheilaC

Melissa said...

It's beautiful! I love the weeping willow.

Pauline said...

The jacaranda is up high on my list, too, Bev. There aren't that many around here but I could take you for a drive and point out all those I know about. They were in full bloom in Brisbane when my sister died, so now hold a nostalgia for me.

Maria said...

WOW you could have put it in your Lavender Friday.
Yes I do have TWO favorite Trees.
Both I got as TINY little plants. about 1/2" tall.
A York Gum which is really big now and a Morten Bay Fig. I found it in a crack in the pavemant. That is now over a mtr tall.

Terriaw said...

What a beautiful tree! I can see why it's your favorite. I love crab apple blossoms because they look like a giant blossom in spring. They also smell heavenly. We have four in our yard!

Happy day to you, Bev!

Sue said...

I couldn't choose just one favourite tree but the Jacaranda is amazing. I love driving through Bassendean in November. It's full of them and the ones at Houghton's winery cover the lawns with blossom.

Notjustnat said...

I don't only have one tree for favourite. eucalyptus is one of them and I love oak tree too. I lave how oak leaves change colour in winter in Europe I'm talking about here. Your very own jacaranda tree how nice. Ours are not flowering here in Vic. too cold still - Have a lovely Sunday - Hugs Nat

Lounging with a Latte said...

Jacaranda's are very beautiful trees. My favourite is the Silver Birch. I had 3 out in our front garden but they didn't survive through the water restrictions and our hot summers here in the Riverland, so I've replaced them with Mop Tops which I like too and a more tolerant to the hotter climate.

Michelle said...

That's a beautiful tree Bev. I can't pick a favourite, I've been sitting here for a full 10 minutes thinking about it, and no - can't do it lol.

Lynda said...

That's a wonderful tree Bev. Our jacaranda is flowering well too.

Shiree said...

what a fabulous tree!
(p.s. the verification word is "fruit" how weird is that??)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a beautiful tree Bev...I love Jacarandas!!! My favourite at the moment is Palm trees here down on the coast...Dzintra♥x

NessaKnits said...

That Jacarnda is BEAUTIFUL and I think you are right about the hydrangeas. It is very dry where you are. It is tanking down in Sydney today!

I love a Morton Bay Fig tree. I used to work in Sydney City bc, and Hyde Park is full of them. Also, they are quite common as you drive down the east coast around Gerringong and so pretty and massive!

teresa said...

By far this is my favourite tree too Bev and I just adore this time of the year when they are all out. We used to tell our Jack, when he was little that this was "his" tree, named after him! I just love the splashes of purple amongst the green everywhere you look at the moment. So beautiful xx