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Sunday, November 5, 2017

TICK OFF ONE MORE PLACE ON THE BUCKET LIST

I have always wanted to visit the country town of Grafton during its Jacaranda Festival to see the beautiful tree lined streets that I had seen in many photos. So I organised a short road trip taking in Grafton, Glen Innes and Warwick. Grafton is 340 km south of Brisbane in New South Wales. Grafton is the seat of Local, State and Federal Governments administration centre. It sits on the banks of the big Clarence River. It was established in 1851 and it still has many historic buildings.

Our Bed and Breakfast house was one of those. It is a heritage listed federation style old house.
 The evening we arrived we went exploring the streets and parks to photograph the beautiful Jacaranda Trees in the golden light.

 I had stuffed up my settings on the camera so they are not sharp. So the next morning we did it all again. There were so many streets lined with the beautiful trees.






The flowers were starting to fall to make a purple carpet throughout the town.

24 comments:

  1. those trees are just gorgeous and I love the photos with the cars and pops of red under the purple... we had a big one like these in our front yard in our other home. love that B and B

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  2. Wonderful images of the trees. It looks like a fairy-tale!

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  3. Oh what a great place for photography. You are envied.

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  4. purple trees are madsterpiece of nature

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  5. Oh I am so jealous. They are just fabulous.

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  6. Wow! Wow! Wow! What wonderful streets of purple. Do they have a scent?

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  7. The trees do look wonderful with that gorgeous colour. It's a pity cameras can't define the flowers better.

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  8. WOW and purple is my favorite color, Diane, so this place would be wonderful to visit one day. The only other purple trees I've seen have been lilac bushes and these trees are so much more spectacular. Are they fragrant as well?

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  9. Great photos of the jacarandas and they brought back lots of memories for me. Many years ago I lived south of there around Coffs Harbor and used to frequently travel to Grafton. Thanks!

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  10. Goodness, those trees are glorious! What a lovely road trip and such a pretty bed and breakfast place. Thanks for sharing again Diane. Your photos are marvelous.

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  11. We have just returned from Sydney today where the jacarandas were in full bloom and it was all the media could talk about. The Grafton trees look rather spectacular. No sign of any blooming here yet.

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  12. I'm pleased you were both able to come and enjoy Grafton while the jacarandas were in bloom Diane. They have been spectacular yet again this year. :)

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    1. It was great to meet you in person and thanks for taking us for walk over the iconic bridge and the beautiful Fig Tree Ave. Later blog material.

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  13. Oh My Heart... That is absolutely gorgeous.... That color purple (or lilac) is one of my favorite colors ---so seeing all of those trees took my breath away... WOW!!!!!

    I would love to visit that place sometime when those trees are blooming like this.... Thanks for sharing this with us...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Hello Diane, The Jacaranda Trees and blooms are just gorgeous. What a lovely sight to see. Beautiful photos.
    BTW, thanks so much for the comment!
    Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

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  15. The trees are absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad you organized this trip and took us along with you.

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  16. Such beautiful trees. I love the shapes of their branches too, and of course those gorgeous flowers. Great photos, thanks for sharing :D)

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  17. You visited a purple Paradise! I love your B&B, too.

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  18. Jacarandas always make me home sick for Rhodesia that was. Take care, Cheers t'other Diane

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  19. Wow! I see one here and there in NZ but your photos of so many together are just fantastic!

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  20. That looks so beautiful !! It's just as the wood we have in spring with a blue flower carpet in between the trees ! They should put these two together !

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  21. Those jacarandas are really magnificent. I love it when their blossoms fall and cover the ground with that amazing shade of purple. The photo of Bill (I am guessing that's Bill) is my favorite - purple above and purple below.

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    1. Yes it is Bill. We keep getting in the way of each other when shooting but sometimes it adds to the photo like this one.

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