I love this time of the year in Brisbane, midway through spring – though we don’t get to experience the identifiable changes of seasons like people do in so many other places, we do get to experience changes through colour.
For example, people in Brisbane will always know when it’s approaching exam time at the University of Queensland (which is located by the Brisbane River) due to the abundance of Jacaranda trees, which start flowering just as UQ students are preparing for their end of semester.
Right now, if one was to get to the Mt Cootha lookout high above the city, one would see hundreds of bright purple Jacaranda trees. If ever you have the chance, make your way to Grafton in northern NSW at the end of October each year, to experience the Jacaranda Festival. I went a couple of years ago and was in awe of the explosion of colour.
That’s saying something considering I was born and raised in Toowoomba, Queensland, where in the early part of spring, yet another explosion of colour occurs, the Carnival of Flowers. Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year. 🙂