The jacaranda tree flowers around October each year. They are a little early this year, perhaps due to the drought. Some trees have not survived - old trees, in Wynnum Road have just died due to the lack of water.
It is always a picture arriving by plane in Brisbane at this time of year as there are great puffs of lilac on the ground all over the place.
The flowering of the jacaranda coincides with exam time too - so in some ways it is a reminder that students all over the state are sitting for their exams right now.
This photo was taken in Wynnum Road on 29/9/06.