Jacaranda Trees line the streets of Grafton, NSW


Sunday, November 4, 2018

TREES, WONDERFUL TREES

We belong to U3A (University of the Third Age) an organisation that offers activities for seniors. We belong to quite a few groups: History, Photography, Videography and Travel. Last week we went with the Travel Group to Grafton and Ballina stopping at other places on the way.


 Turf Street Grafton is the most beautiful Street in Grafton but its not the only one. There are many many streets lined with Jacaranda trees.

See Park Grafton


We also visited another famous street in Grafton nick named Fig tree Avenue because of the huge fig trees creating a canopy over the road.
Unfortunately it was garbage bin day and I had to crop them from the foreground, which didn't leave much road.
 The aerial roots hang like a curtain from the branches.

The trunks are massive.

19 comments:

  1. these trees are beyond amazing, I love the trunks and limbs in photo number 2 as much or more than the flowers. wow. awesome photos of these wonderful trees

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  2. They are so beautiful, how I miss them. Take care t'other Diane

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  3. How lucky we are to have such beautiful trees Diane.. made me smile when you said it was bin day, the exact thing happened when I went to take the jacarandas in Applecross, it's not easy trying to cut out bins 😀😀

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  4. Hello, I just love the jacaranda trees. The purple blooms are so pretty. The fig tree roots are amazing. The canopy view is lovely. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead!

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  5. I do love trees. Beautiful

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  6. It's bin day everywhere I go, or so it seems. Those jacaranda trees are amazing, such a pity they won't flower in England. A friend of mine bought his house in Melbourne largely on the strength of a fig tree in the garden - he thought it would be a good place to sit and drink beer on a warm evening - it was.

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  7. The U3A is a great organisation from which I also benefit. One of my vivid memories of my trip to Australia was seeing jacaranda trees in flower as I had never seen them before. This place looks amazing with all those trees. Sod's law it was bin day but that did make me laugh.

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  8. Those blooming jacaranda trees are breathtaking Diane, and the fig trees are amazing. We have a similar organization in the US. My mother-in-law would take classes and sometimes travel to the southwest where she would learn about the American Indian culture. She used to love going every year. Maybe I will do something similar. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs.

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  9. Amazing is nature.
    Nicely photographed.

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  10. We are attending a funeral in Queensland next week, hoping to catch those beautiful trees still in flower.

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  11. Love the jacaranda lined trees and those fig trees are amazing too :)
    My parents belong to a Third Age University and they are always so busy with learning, socialising and travelling...they never stop :)

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  12. I'm not sure which tree is more amazing --- the jacaranda trees or the fig trees. One thing for sure is that both are beautiful.

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  13. Oh My Heart... I featured our Fall Trees today --and you are having SPRING (which I yearn for).... Love those Jacaranda Trees. They are marvelous... That lilac/light purple color is so beautiful...

    AND--those Fig Trees are amazing.... I've never seen a fig tree before I don't think...

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. Loved seeing those purple blooms, Diane, it's my favorite color and my birthday month color (amethyst) as well. You have such great adventures!

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  15. I do like both the jacaranda trees and the fig trees, lovely photographs.
    The Third Age University provides a variety of things to see and do.

    All the best Jan

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  16. I love the trunks of the fig trees! Those Jacarandas look like they should be in a fairy tale. You are always busy and on the go.

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  17. What great images from your trip. I love the bright purple and the tree trunks.

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  18. That trip would have been more than appropriate for the photo group of your u3A too! What a beautiful city. Garbage pickup day has gotten in my way more than once.

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