I’ll go back to Lamington NP shortly, but the Jacarandas are absolutely brilliant this year in Grafton, my closest town/city. Whole streets have avenues of these purple flowered trees and as they drop the flowers create a purple carpet to walk upon. It is a beautiful time of year. Every year there is the Jacaranda Festival with a parade, markets, racing, a quilt show and lots of other happenings.
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The closest town to where I live is Grafton also called Jacaranda City. Generally late Oct. to early Nov. the jacarandas are in full purple bloom. This year though the streets are already swathes of purple and it is only mid Oct. Avenues of the purple trees brighten up the streets and we have our Jacaranda Festival with the crowning of the Jacaranda Queen in late Oct. Hopefully some of the blossoms will remain that long.
This is one of the main Highways into town, Sunday morning and I lucked no traffic, only one parked car and no garbage bins! To tell the truth I have never before seen it so clear.