I love the colourful lushness of flowering trees and plants here at this time of year. It makes me appreciate again how things grow and flower, cycling through the seasons with little or no intervention from us (we are not gardeners!). Some of the following are growing in our garden, others seen while driving around town; all photographed on the last day of 2012.
Jacaranda & church steeple
Pink silk tree (aka Mimosa, Albizia julibrissin)
New Years Eve sky