On Thursday morning I headed into Kensington and realised that I didn't have much longer to enjoy running on the purple carpet made by jacaranda flowers on the tar. As my weekly run with Rob was scheduled for that evening, I sent him a message reading, "Got a great route in mind for our run this evening. Think purple...".
He replied, "Jacarandas?"
"Maybe..." (with a smiley) was my answer. OK, so 'purple' in the clue was a dead giveaway...
Fresh from the rain, it was a super run. Kensington is a suburb that stands out for its jacaranda display. We ran along Highland Road and up to the Scottish War Memorial, which is up near Jeppe Boys. It's a super view from here down Bez Valley and across Kensington. The sky was crystal clear too - we could see for miles in every direction.
I'm glad we made it before the jacaranda flowers finished.
|Panoramic from the Scottish War Memorial|
|Looking towards JHB city|
|Rob taking the hills of Kensington in style|
|Rob on the next climb|
|Enjoying this urban forest|
|Lovely old jacaranda trees on Highland Road|