It’s only a brief interlude in the nature of things – the wonderful purple haze that dominates the skyline for a month or so. Warwick has some fine jacaranda specimens including this one in the grounds of St Mark’s Anglican Church. We should enjoy it while it lasts because the current crop of storms and showers will soon enough strip the trees of their purple blooms. Jacarandas, which originate from Brazil, can be found growing in many parts of the world, particularly the sub-tropics. In Queensland they typically bloom from mid-October to mid-November with flowering times varying according to local climates. Interestingly, the trees do not flower until mid-December in Western Australia.