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.