Category Archives: South Africa

The Jacaranda City…

It is funny how we are able to take something as the blooming of flowers for granted… Yes, it happens every year come spring/summer… This year however is different for me…

I am very fond of the city I live in – known as Pretoria! 🙂 It is hilly, full of trees, no high buildings (except for down town!)… it is like a huge town!! In summer when all the trees have leaves, the buildings disappear… It is magical!!! One quickly tends to get used to this – look past the beauty of this simple observation!! But this year is different for me…

Pretoria’s streets are lined with Jacaranda trees – in spring it would be hard to find a street that has no purple in it… Pretoria is fondly known as the ‘Jacaranda City’!! It is gorgeous… but goes by quite quickly!!! This is also the season when year-end exams start… So there are a nervous feeling attached to the blooming of the jacarandas as well… (If you haven’t started studying by this time – you are in for a tough time… 😉 )… Last year I “missed” taking photos of this beautiful time… but this year me & my Mommy took an opportunity after some afternoon showers to go & take some photos… -I am not about to leave this country without a few shots of this sentimental happening!!!

A street lined with Jacaranda’s!!!

Click here to view my Mom’s post on these special Jacaranda’s…

Don’t take the little/routine events for granted – you never know when you might not have the chance to witness it again soon!!! 🙂 **

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Summer in South Africa…

A few weekends ago a sudden heat hit us – followed by 2 weeks of gloomy & rainy weather… Not that I care – I love rainy/dull weather!!! On this day a few weekends ago, this is what my car registered…

40 degrees Celcius… Hot hot hot!!!

Thank goodness it hasn’t been that hot since – but then… it is only the beginning of summer!!! … 🙂 **

Jumping Sea Shot…

We went away for the long weekend for a quick break!!! It was sooooo relaxing… Sleeping – reading magazines – brunches – jacuzzi – walks on the beach…

My one&only He-who-thinks-he’s-boss (HWTHB) took this photo of me & my bestie on the last day before leaving…

From left: My best friend & me!

Here is to our last trip to a South African beach (-at least for a while…) 😦

Great memories!!! 🙂 **