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Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #126
This photo was taken in New Farm Park while standing in the shadows of the Jacaranda trees. I love the purple glow of the Jacarandas this time of year!
The University of Queensland in the city's inner west has a very high concentration of the tree, and due to the impressive display of purple flowers in mid-Spring, which wind up littering vast sections of the suburbs, local folklore claims that "one won't start studying for exams until the jacarandas have moulted". At Sydney University there exists a similar expression "by the time the jacaranda in the main quadrangle flowers, it's too late to start studying for exams". This has led to the slang name "exam tree" or "purple panic" being attached to the plant. At the University of Queensland students even maintain a joke superstition that if a Jacaranda bloom falls on their head during exam time, they will fail an exam. The bad luck can be broken by catching another bloom before it hits the ground. - [excerpt from wikipedia]
Apologies for there being no Shadow Gallery this week. I'm having some computer issues and it took the longest time to even draft this post as it was. I do hope to visit shadow shooters, but there is a chance that I may not be able to if the computer problem gets worse. I have my fingers crossed but I'm not optimistic and it's looking like my computer will need to visit the repair shop...