Thursday, 20 October 2011

Jacarandas and nets

I saw my first Jacaranda yesterday and it made my heart sing.  I was on the train with my best friend, on the way to meet up with some old classmates for lunch in the city.  There it was standing near the Harbour Bridge in all its glory.

(I foolishly left my camera at home, so I've had to use a substitute image.)

Normal folk ring in the year on New Year's Eve, but I always breathe a sigh of relief when I see my first jacaranda for the season - a new year lies ahead, full of promises.

We were intrigued when we arrived in the city to discover a huge net strung across the busy thoroughfare in front of the Town Hall.  It looked as though it was waiting for someone to make a giant leap.  It is part of Art & About which is taking place in Sydney this month and obviously it looks much more spectacular at night.

Tsunami by Janet Echelman
What a lovely time to be in Sydney.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I was just driving through Kangaroo Point the other day and marvelling at the gorgeous Jacaranda in bloom. They make my heart sing too.

Jetta's Nest said...

Fellow Jacaranda lovers unite! I've been admiring them for a while now on our drive to school. They seem richer this year..more purple somehow.

I love that you have a 'bestie' and hang out with school friends :)