Not a flower today exactly – a flowering tree, and a not-in-flower tree.
In November my city takes on a beautiful lilac blue colour as the numerous Jacaranda trees burst into flower from their Winter and early Spring nakedness.
However this time i chose to snap an ‘exception’ rather than the rule – a beautiful white flowering jacaranda on a roadverge of a neighbour.
The second set of pics are for a fellow blogger who had never seen one of our peppermint trees that also abound in our suburban streets and which have amazingly textured trunks. This beauty is probably 80 or more years old with a trunk circumference of some 6-8 metres (20-25ft) and is well over 10 metres (33ft) tall.
It does flower, although not exceptionally showy like the jacarandas, and the leaves really do have a peppermint taste, thus the name. 🙂