Landscapes

Jacaranda time…

When the Bulawayo founders laid out our town, all in nice straight gridlines, they planted Jacaranda trees, especially in the old Suburbs – Northend, Suburbs, Khumalo.P1250526
Now, one hundred years down the line, the purple flowers make a spectacular show in the first week of October.
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Cycle down the road, or drive with the window open and you can hear them popping under your tyres.
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Along the older streets, branches have tangled into an arch overhead.
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I took these photos early in the morning to catch the best light. Its also when children walk to school.
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You can see them, all carrying their satchels full of schoolbooks.
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This last one is taken from my driveway, looking South along Heyman Road.
 

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13 Comments

Streets of Nuremberg - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

I was in Bulawayo 24 years ago when the Jacaranda bloomed – still remember it! Thanks for sharing!

Paul - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Happy days of childhood, gone forever.

frankiekay - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Good memories though?

Anne Napier - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Thank you for the beautiful photos they bring back such wonderful memories.

frankiekay - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Thank you for visiting and commenting

JohnRH - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

WOW. Beautiful!

frankiekay - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

They are lovely this year – really stunning – I think its because of the decent rainy season we got last year

bulldog - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Wow what beauty

frankiekay - 05. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Thanks – they are beautiful this year

Sue - 07. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Great share – thank you

frankiekay - 07. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Thanks

frances bell - 11. Oct, 2017 - Reply

All spectacular shots. Tx

frankiekay - 11. Oct, 2017 - Reply

Many thanks for your visit and comment