Saturday, November 11, 2006

Purple Rain

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If you are following Sally's blog you will already have seen jacarandas here and there but the time I personally like best is the end of the season, when flowers start falling to the ground en masse. The resulting purple carpet is so vivid it feels like a magic carpet to me: I can just sit there and dream! Here in front of the Modern Art Museum, whose golden sandstone art deco façade you can see in the background.

Si vous suivez le blog de Sally vous aurez déjà vu ici et des jacarandas, ces arbres qui fleurissent violet avec une intensité fabuleuse. Mais le moment que je préfère moi, c'est la fin de la saison, quand il y a autant de fleurs au sol que sur les arbres. Un vrai tapis magique ! Ici, devant le musée d'art moderne, dont on devine la façade art déco en grès jaune.

29 comments:

Lisi said...

amazing photos, and beautiful colors, I especially like the second one shot from top with a guy among the trees...lovely and pity we don't have that in HK :-)

Nathalie said...

Start planting Lisi, these trees originally come from Brasil and south america so hopefully they could adapt to your climate too.
They blossom better if the climate is a little bit dry than if the rainy season is very wet...

Celine said...

Beautiful photos. The purple is amazing.

zannnie said...

wowowowow!!! i wanna sit under the tree and dream too.....so lovely even imagining it!: Thank you for this beautiful photo:D I like it very much!


Today (11/11) i've posted the 3rd Quiz on my DP. This quiz is special with an 'extended play time'...

Olivier said...

Superbe, ces arbres avec ce violet, on pourrait se croire en ete dans un champs de lavande.
Bonne journee a toi

Marie McC said...

So beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen one in person.

Ben said...

Great! I like top one and bottom one in different reason. you know, when you have very little wind, the flowers falling and wind catch them to carry away. It remind me Japanese "Hanami party" under the cherry trees.

Kala said...

WOOOOOOO This gets my vote for today even though honestly, this is also my first DP photo Ive seen today - but what a great way to start - an exceptional collection of images!

Daniele Marioli said...

Ciao Nathalie!!
Wounderful this shot!!
Un bacio!

GiuCe said...

magic purple trees... like a tale. Here, there are some similar trees, i've never seen a lot of purple flowers in one tree, they are called "jacarandá"

Mimmu said...

Thank you for telling me about these decorative photos today in your blog. I think nobody ever get tired of these flowers.
Under blooming jacaranda trees,
we are dreaming choko and cream . . . no,no :) Can you continue
with a good rhyme and more romantic?

alice said...

C'est tellement beau qu'on a peine à croire cela réel...Je les avais admirés chez Sally mais je ne m'en lasse pas.

Jazzy said...

those are beautiful shots Nathalie, i'm with you totally on the fallen flowers, looks like a carpet, great.
have a nice weekend.

selana18 said...

Purple overdose!
For me the first one is magic!

Nice work for you and the nature as the colours are great!Have a nice weekend

DXBluey said...

Hey Natalie,

Indeed - wow! Love them all, really well captured, colours are very strong.

I particularly like the third one with the focal lengths and close up...

Nice work. You do flowers too :)

Bluey.

Perception said...

wonderful this tree, if you like the purple colour, hihi,
you make realy interesting pictures
and I will come back

Carlos said...

Jacarandas look lovely. Ilke the upper angle you managed to show in the second picture.

Reflex said...

Les jacarandas, beaux arbres!

Zsolt72 said...

this color is unbelievable...like in a tale. Sitting under the tree like this its like being in a dream:)

Pierre said...

Incroyable couleur, impressionnant... Eh oui, le printemps est déjà installé! Yen a qui ont de la chance :)

imago said...

I have loved these trees too and didnt see your post till today

Rudy Girón said...

Nathalie: I really like the second photo (as Lisi said, amazing photo). To me, the perspective of the second photo works well and the human element makes it a complete story. Awesome.

John - Melbourne said...

SOOOOO beautiful and beautifully shot, well done Nathalie!

PPL said...

Ces arbres sont magnifiques.
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Nicolas said...

Superbe. La période des Jacarandas est magnifique, surtout vers la fin en effet. J'avais repere par hasard une petite rue a Kirribilli pres d'un yacht club, completement tapissee de petales jacarandesques, ce qui lui donnait une atmosphere surreelle.

Daniele Marioli said...

Bellissime queste foto!
Che ambiente stupendo!
Ciao!!

Nathalie said...

Nicolas, yes I know this row of jacarandas you are talking about in Kirribilli. I saw it last week and it was a splended sight... but aaaargh, I didn't have my camera with me!
Thanks all for your visit and comments.

Aurelia said...

Incroyable!
j'avais jamais vu ça
j'adore l'idée de découvrir des trucs à l'improviste
alors merci pour cette belle surprise

Kala said...

I can't believe all the wonderful photos I've missed on your DP page! I wasnt sure which on to comment on - I liked them all but the ones I especially like, I will add a comment to - I hope you don't mind that I will do that. This has some wonderful colors!