No cards this time, I wanted to share some photos.
Looking over all the blogs out there, I was pondering the different look of the seasons around the world. Here in Brisbane, we don't get much of a winter. Brisbane winters are very mild, with only a few cold weeks. This means that we don't get that beautiful autumn blush that colder climates get leading into the cold, leafless winters. We get a reduction in rain, and not so much HEAT. Winter is our dry season, a relief for me after the muggy, humid summer. So everything goes a bit brown/dull green and dusty with lack of water.
Anyway, for the last week or so, in our late winter with spring peeking in every now and then, I have noticed that the jacarandas have turned beautiful golden colours. At the end of winter the jacaranda trees lose all their leaves in preparation for flowering in mid-Spring. They used to say (and probably still do), if you haven't started studying for end-of-year exams by the time the jacarandas bloom, it's too late. By the way, I proved that saying wrong plenty of times, LOL.
I love jacarandas in bloom, and I haven't ever really taken the time to appreciate jacarandas at this time of year. Well, I'm appreciating them at the moment. Here are a few photos. I haven't tweaked them in any editing programme other than to crop a couple of photos, so what you see is what my camera saw, without filters (in my amateur hands).
For those of you who don't know, jacarandas in bloom look like this:
A couple more photos from my winter garden. Autumn colours in winter:
And my Spoodle, Coco, in desperate shaggy need of a haircut:
I hope you enjoyed my show and tell.