today is jacaranda thursday. for those of you who don't live in or around grafton or haven't visisted at this time of year, this is the time when all the jacaranda trees flower and the city celebrates. this year is the 75th anniversary of the festival. today is the highlight of the festival when the shops dress up and everyone lets their hair down. here are some photos to celebrate. the red flowers are from flame trees and at times you see them next to the jacarandas - a stunning combination. the last photo is a quilt I made a few years ago to celebrate this colour combination.