Monday, December 3, 2012

OUR WORLD - Jacaranda Time


When Jacarandas are in bloom, they bring back the loss of my 
mother even more poignantly.
25 years have passed since she left us, yet not a day goes by
without us calling upon her in some way.


The churchyard was full of Jacaranda trees in full bloom and
the ground was a carpet of blooms in her favourite colour.


Such a lovely path to take.


Saturday morning, for the first time in many months,
I managed the drive to the Angaston market, 
how could I possibly pass up the opportunity to snap a few 
shots of this bounty on the ground?


Oh, such bitter sweet memories.

15 comments:

  1. Always so hard to lose a love one, but so much colorful beauty to have as a reminder, Arija!! The Jacarandas have always been a favorite of mine, although the only time I lived in an area where they were as plentiful as they are in your area, was when I lived in Mexico and they were awesome! Hope you have a good week.

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  2. gosh, they're beautiful. i am sorry it is a melancholy memory for you.

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  3. It is a happy sad kind of memory I am sure. What beauty in those glorious blossoms, in the trees, as well as the carpeted earth beneath...lovely.
    My momma passed over in 1993 and I think of her when I see Hydrangeas in blooom, or smell the fragrance of Gardenias...heaven scent;')

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous photos ~ Your Mom am sure is all around you in spirit ~ blessings to you ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  5. Big hug Arija - beauty and sadness together - a poignant post. Some days are harder than others aren't they. Thinking of you today. Lovely that you managed to drive to the Angaston markets. Caitlin and I managed to get to the Lobethal one on Sunday before things get busy with David's op. A wander around the markets is always good for the spirit.

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  6. Yet how lovely that these glorious blooms can spark the memory of your mother. For me, it's lilacs.

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  7. how incredibly beautiful Arija... I've never seen these trees before, the color is magnificent. What a wonderful way to be reminded of your beloved mother. I've been thinking of you since your last sky watch post, with prayerful, healing thoughts.

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  8. Such an interesting series of photos..lovely to see something in bloom when it is grey here.. I love how we get to share the world.I hope you are feeling well Arija and Christmas can be a time when we miss those who have left us, and I know you have had a lot of loss but we must carry on and hope for the best. cheers

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  9. Back in the UK it was frosts or certain types of birds that said Christmas is coming - here its the Jacarandas in flower!

    Not sure I was in one of the super plush hotels - but given that work was paying it was a bit more up market than my normal standard!

    Stewart M - Melbourne.

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  10. Bitter-sweet and beautiful. The jacaranda is such a spectacular tree. I planted a few when I lived in the central west of NSW - I do hope that the next owners nurtured them and cherished them.

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  11. I wish we had jacarandas in this country. They are one of the most beautiful trees I've ever seen.

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  12. Beautiful colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. I just love it when the blooms are falling. Next year I can enjoy it here again. Great shots!

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  14. Arija, how lovely! I am so sorry that you miss your mother so much. Now that I have moved across the country I miss mine too and only need to talk about her and I start tearing up. She is doing well, however and busy decorating her Christmas tree. He first mammogram since her surgery and cancer treatment are all clear. I am so happy that she is still with us!

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