The jacaranda tree is one I had seen photos of before moving to Swaziland because of its beautiful flowers. I hoped that I would be lucky enough to see some in my community. Now that they have bloomed I can see so many of the trees!
I did not know the tree was Brazilian, though. My family has a wonderful Southern Africa garden book that I have been able to consult along with my own plant and animal guide to learn about many of the plants I see regularly.
The trees are so lovely from afar and up close. My other new favorite tree is the coral tree. It was a spring-blooming tree, so I missed taking photos of its coral flowers. You will just have to wait until next year.