Well what a Week of Weather we have had ...
Several days of scorching summer heat,
one day when, at last, it rained all day ...
Followed by high blustering winds, winter temperatures, and a very cold night.
And it snowed - just a couple of hours away near Stanthorpe on the southern border of Qld.
It has been like some sort of rapid educational experience in the varieties of weather possible and available in sub-tropical climates in October!
Today calm has been restored, and we have been out and about, admiring the annual Jacaranda tree fest which bursts out in Brisbane every October.
From any vantage point in town, you can see a city dressed with dappled spots of purple lovliness ...
Wore my purple jeans:
This purple floral umbrella belonged to my mother.
The most popular painting in the Qld. Art Gallery is this:
Under the Jacaranda, 1903, by R. Godfrey Rivers.
This lovely impressionist-style painting shows the artist and his wife taking tea, under the first jacaranda brought to Brisbane:
planted in the Botanic Gardens in 1864.
All the trees in Brisbane are said to be decendants of this original tree.
Art lovers like to bring jacaranda blossoms into the gallery and place on the floor beneath the painting.
We love our jacarandas!
Enjoy the purple and have a great weekend