Red, White and Blue

 

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Huge Solidarity

Opera House roofed
In blue, white and red hues
Lighted compassion

For two days, the sails of Sydney’s iconic Opera House displayed blue, white and red, the colors of the national flag of France. See more pictures from around the world here.

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Jacaranda-Tree

picture credit: ireport

Crying Jacaranda

Purple blossoms rain
From canopy of branches
A beautiful mess

Sydney streets are commonly lined with Jacaranda trees and in late spring to early summer that it is now, trees display magnificent purple flowers. There are carpets of blue all around and from a distance, the flowers blooming above and the ones fallen below, kind of look synchronized.
But stale fallen flowers soon become a messy risk for pedestrians who have been known to slip on these.
Jacaranda is very much a dream tree of Sydney-siders who kind of measure time with the arrival of flowers on street side Jacaranda trees.

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These were my two Haiku for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 71
The two prompts provided were Cover & Color.

The featured header image is Mumbai’s main railway station, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus lit up in the colors of the French national flag.

10 thoughts on “Red, White and Blue

  1. Nice to see colourful expressions of solidarity sported by opera house, and the all-purple splendour of jacaranda, which reminds me of South Africa, where there is an abundance of jacaranda trees. Pretoria, the capital, is otherwise known as jacaranda city.

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    • Nice to know about popularity of Jacaranda trees in Pretoria. Probably it needs warm climate to flourish. Till some time back I thought it to be Australia’s native tree but it’s not. Like humans, trees also more or less become native to a place even though they were brought over from another place.
      Thanks for sharing your views!

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