Friday, 28 October 2016

Jacarandas and Kookaburras




There is a purple haze covering Sydney at the moment.  The purple blue, flower-laden branches of jacarandas are everywhere. The colour is so vivid it’s like living in a psychedelic city. They are abundant in the area and many people think the trees must be native. They’re not, but they have been growing in Australia for more than 150 years. 


a poor example of the Jacaranda tree


I went out to capture their beauty this morning but failed miserably due to technical problems with the camera (someone, and it wasn't Buddy, forgot to replace the memory card).  I’ll try again tomorrow but in the meantime I did have more success with the guy who was cackling and laughing at us as we walked through the bush.  Did you know that kookaburras are related to the kingfisher?



 Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, 
 merry merry king of the bush is he,
laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra
 gay your life must be



14 comments:

  1. His silhouette is exactly that of a Kingfisher, even if his name has 2 K's, 2 O's, 2 A's, and 2 R's.

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    1. They're not as shy as kingfishers but you're right, the silhouette is almost identical.

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  2. Glad you are enjoying the Jacarandas. They are lovely here in Brisbane too.

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    1. I've never seen them in bloom before because we've always been here later in the year.

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  3. I think I've seen those trees lining an avenue in Portugal in the spring. Beautiful.

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    1. I don't think I've seen them in bloom before.

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  4. They are ahead of our Jacarandas.

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    1. They are absolutely stunning here at the moment.

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  5. I was expecting Jimi Hendrix to finish off this post.

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  6. The one by Prince? Oh no..that's Purple Rain. Good pics Sue. As usual.

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