While the weather was fine and I was in town, Hope, Grace and I enjoyed the jacarandas which are in bloom. At the moment they are a perfectly festive looking tree which needs absolutely no added decoration. My jacaranda is only just starting to flower. We are 50km from town and about a month behind as far as flowering goes. It's amazing what adifference 50km and some hills and valleys make to the climate. I have seen a few people around town sweeping up the fallen jacaranda petals (and they haven't seemed to be happy about it either). I actually love the purple carpet that they lay, a perfect place for a picnic(when the ground isn't so wet).
Friday, December 3, 2010
We had a fun night at the lighting of the community Christmas tree. The weather held off and the night went off without a hitch. It is however raining again today. I do like a pretty Christmas tree and although I like the lights on ours, it would never win any prizes. It is a one of a kind though, a patchy old artificial tree with a lot of homemade ornaments. The kids love it and I don't want to change it either.