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Jacarandas

Sam Hames

New member
One piece of local student lore is that if you haven't started studying in earnest by the time the jacaranda trees have started blooming then you're in for a painful exam season.



Personally, I'm just glad I'm not a student anymore.
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
One piece of local student lore is that if you haven't started studying in earnest by the time the jacaranda trees have started blooming then you're in for a painful exam season. Personally, I'm just glad I'm not a student anymore.


Sam Hames: Jacarandas


The carpet of the fallen lilac-colored flowers is so evocative to me of of fairy tails or maidens in forrests and the days of Robin hood. Magical!

Asher
 
A elegant picture of the Great Court of the University of Queensland from in front of the Chemistry building. I spent years there and always marvelled at the intense but short-lived beauty of jacaranda blossoms. Sam Hames is absolutely right about the warning to students encoded in purple flowers:
"When the jacaranda blooms,
The examination looms!"​
 

Sam Hames

New member
Thanks everyone everyone for your comments.

I've been trying to photograph them for years now- its hard not to be trite. They always stick out from the natives.
 

Sam Hames

New member
By request - some more. Just jacaranda's being common and noticable for this little while.








There's usually one or two visible in any outdoor shot around this time.
 

Tom dinning

Registrant*
When I lived down south there was often an Illawarra Flame Tree planted nearby which contrasted nicely ith the Jacaranda. Do they do that in Brizzie, Sam?
 

Sam Hames

New member
When I lived down south there was often an Illawarra Flame Tree planted nearby which contrasted nicely ith the Jacaranda. Do they do that in Brizzie, Sam?
I can't think of an example of the top of my head. Wouldn't surprise me if there were and I've never noticed though - I'm botanically useless so unless they were blooming right in front of me I would be clueless.
 
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