02 October 2011

My Oh My! A Magical Moment...


Last week Captain V and I drove to Brisbane to pick up the children after their week long holiday with their mum. It was a glorious spring morning when they arrived and as we had no set plan for the day, we took a little detour on our way home. What happened next was true serendipity - unexpected and lovely.

Captain V took us on a trip down memory lane, visiting many of his childhood haunts and showing the children places which hold special memories for him, it was a wonderful experience for all of us.
You can imagine my delight when I spied this grove of Jacaranda trees in a little suburban park.
What thrilled me most was that instead of their usual lilac blossoms, their boughs were adorned with a ring of Chinese lanterns which bobbed and swayed in the breeze.

Of course I made Captain V stop the car and we all hopped out to admire this little gift that someone had thoughtfully left for others to enjoy.  I hope it brings a smile to your face as it did mine.

Happy week my friend, I hope that you are gifted with moments of serendipity as lovely as this.

19 comments:

  1. How absolutely gorgeous AND fabulous, Felicity! Your lovely pictures made me smile...I can just imagine your smile when you spotted those sweet lanterns:) Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, sweet lady. HUGE hugs as always ~ Txx

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  2. How utterly gorgeous, Lovely. No wonder you were captivated. What a delicious surprise. Gee, I miss my Sydney jacarandas down here. I even posted about my love of them (http://www.lifeonplanetbaby.com/2010/09/in-praise-of-jacarandas-2.html)! Wishing you a wonderful week J x

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  3. How could you not stop and look at those! Reminds me of when we are on a road trip and we see a sign for "honey" or "mangoes". I have to insist on pulling over everytime :)

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  4. ahhhhhhhh! those are excellent!!!
    have a lovely day!!!!

    elena

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  5. That was truly a moment of serendipity! I adore it when sights like this are chanced upon unexpectedly..just beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely end to a weekend.

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  6. these are beautiful! yes, thanks for sharing the gift!!!

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  7. These unexpected little surprises make life even more wonderful. This is such lovely idea, must remember it for next Spring.
    Have a splendid Spring, Fizz! xxxx

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  8. What a lovely idea to fill all of those bare branches
    Thanks for sharing it with us
    Mekaela

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  9. Aww so beautiful...I wonder how they got the lanterns up to the higher branches thought, brave bunch:)!
    The other day we went through the botanical park and I could spy some purple on those branches, I can't wait for the purple clouds to appear!
    Bonne Semaine x

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  10. Of my! love it just gorgeous.

    I wonder what little soiree they were for, some beautiful wedding?! or Just for fun?!! xox

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  11. Oh my F! It did, it did! Love how you posted these. XO

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  12. What a sight to behold...simply gorgeous! I think I would have found it hard to tear myself away :)

    x

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  13. How gorgeous Felicity. Thanks for sharing, you have made my week begin with a smile. xx

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  14. That is just so lovely! I saw something similar last year with pom poms in trees! I love it.

    Nic

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  15. Yes, a smile on my face indeed. I even get a smile thinking of how happy you must have been to spy them. My jacaranda tree died. I so wanted those purple blossoms filling my front yard. Perhaps we should have left it in place and filled it with lanterns :)

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  16. beautiful photos - an unexpected treat for sure!
    fee x

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  17. Lovely pictures Felicity, love Lanterns. I would love have some in my back yard around the pool area but I know the kids would trash they at the ages they are so I am patiently waiting them to get older. Love that you all stopped the car to treasure them. N x

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  18. great. I'm sure such a discovery would make my day, too :)

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Felicity x