"The Paddington Jacaranda Tree" by Michelle Ridgway
What greets me from my holiday is my Jacaranda tree all in flower,
It's magnificent amongst the greenery as petals softly drop in a gorgeous lavender shower.
I love this mauve carpet on my lawn it's such a sight to see and always please me.
It gladdens my heart, to watch tiny birds between the branches dart.
Delicately extracting the nectar from each and every lavender cup,
Little beaks disappearing into flowers as they sup.
Now! Some folks say "They make such a mess!!"
But not me as I sit amongst this pale mauve beauty.....I couldn't care less!
You see this beautiful tree was a gift from a loving family elder given in it's infancy.
He grew it from seed in an old jam tin from his very own tree.
So when it flowers in all it's glory I feel his presence very close to me.
|This is a beautiful card designed by Chris Reilly called "Red Hill Jacaranda" and I couldn't resist buying it as I used to live here and it is very close to Paddington and I love this image.|
|A beautiful street in bloom in Grafton|
|Rotary Park in Grafton|