Ok - so this post was supposed to happen in late November/early December but...... you know - I've been a little busy!
One of the first signs that it's really summer in Sydney (well - the part where I live) is the jacarandas coming out in full bloom. I adore jacarandas and love the way they turn an area purple - both in the tree tops and carpeted beneath when the blooms start to fall. Here are two shots which look rather maudlin as they were taken in a churchyard at dusk - but I couldn't resist as the trees looked so pretty.
After the jacarandas there is more purple when the agapanthus come out.
And can't forget the christmas bush - both those things signify Christmas in Sydney for me.