It seems that summer is still upon us during the day in the sunny Bay of Plenty, even though it is Autumn by night and April is here. Late as I might be and way behind in sharing many half-written posts, it is time to catch up and share a few lines with images of a particular tree that shines under the summer sun and brightens up the dullest of days.
The Summer Tree
Blue skies dangling
Between swaying branches
Just Summer Jacaranda
Though the beautiful Jacaranda lives quite happily in Auckland and other northern places, Tauranga is the Jacaranda Capital of New Zealand. Our city received that notoriety in 2004, when the jacaranda flower display was particularly spectacular, resulting in local growers suggesting Tauranga could stake its claim as the Jacaranda capital of New Zealand, and it did. Many of those prolific purple/Persian blue blooming trees are situated around our neighbourhood. Presently, so many changes are occurring in our inner-city landscape, and hopefully, none of our spectacular trees will become part of that changing landscape.