We first arrived in Perth just over 25 years ago. It was the middle of spring – more like a very hot northern summer! Perth was a profusion of colours as flowers and trees began to bloom in the warmth of the spring sunshine. The gorgeous purple hues of the flowering Jacaranda trees especially caught my attention. I had never seen anything like them before and ever since then it has become a spring highlight when they first start to appear in late October. In fact they are not native to Australia at all originating in Central and South America (see here for more details). However they flourish in the warm Australian climate and so many people wrongly assume they are native. The Jacarandas were just starting to come out last month when we had friends from the Uk visiting but they are really at their best right now in November. Here are a selection of photos taken recently in and around Perth of the gorgeous Jacaranda trees currently in bloom!
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