06 November 2011

Truffula Trees

Although Pretoria claims the title of the "Jacaranda Stad" ("city" in Afrikaans), Johannesburg can't be far behind.  After having our first big rain of the season last week, Spring is in full swing and the city is absolutely bursting with pops of violet and lavender everywhere you look. 

I've always loved Jacaranda trees, although when I was little I used to think that they were actually truffula trees like the one's in the Dr Seuss book, The Lorax - which naturally only added to my fascination with them.  As I was driving home from lunch the other day, I couldn't help but stop and snap a few pictures of the street leading up to my flat and take in the beauty that is Johannesburg in the Spring time.

View of the city from the top - look at all of the purple puffs :)
My flat block

Fun fact of the day: Did you know that Johannesburg is the most forested city in the world!?  Well if you didn't, you do now!

And, only 9 more days until Jurgen is back in Johannesburg! 
9 days too long in my opinion, but definitely better than 20...
I miss that boy more than he could ever imagine.

17 comments:

  1. I love that time of year in Pretoria/Jo burg. Kind of like the cherry blossoms over here.
    Your pics are stunning!

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  2. Wow, I love these trees! They make the city look magical. I also loved reading your "about me". I long to live overseas one day, too! I'm always traveling to Europe, but I'd love to visit S. Africa!

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  3. Oh my gosh, those trees are beautiful! They don't even look real compared to all the green around them!

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  4. Gosh, I love jacaranda trees! They're super abundant in Southern CA. Those photos of the city from above is just stunning!

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  5. wow these pictures are just amazing!!

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  6. What lovely pictures! I love how vibrant the purple is. We definitely don't get that here in Indiana!

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  7. I learn something new every day. Beautiful images. Can't wait to visit one day!

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the specs of purple in the green. I've never heard of this tree before.

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  9. Love the pics :) Jacaranda trees are too beautiful and you're right, such a spring signal!

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  10. i actually thought about writing a post on Jacarandas the other day, but mine would have had a snarky twist. As much as I love them, they make me so sick! I get terrible headaches from the smell. Anyway, did you know that The Lorax movie is coming out next year!? Can`t wait! Ps. Are you a Twilight fan? Wanna make a Breaking Dawn date?

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  11. Jenna these are just gorgeous! I always learn something from visiting:)
    Cheers!

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  12. There are so many Jacaranda's in bloom right now in Brisbane. They're just so beautiful on a clear, sunny day :)

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  13. Oh wowo, these trees look so magical! I love the photos!

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  14. Wow-those trees are so stunning.

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  15. See, you don't need a fancy camera to take pics. Your photos rock!

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  16. gorgeous photos girl :) and yayyy for your visa stuff :) i wish mine would be a happier process haha

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