Pastor Immanuel van Tonder can’t help but feel a bit homesick for South Africa in autumn, the season when the jacaranda trees blossom with every imaginable shade of purple, from pale lilac to plum. Mountainsides shimmer, cloaked in lavender. Tonder would hike steep paths to see riverbanks turn violet and lilac. He was born in Zimbabwe, the son of missionaries, and jacarandas flourished in his birthplace, too, covering roadsides with purple blooms and snowy lilies.
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Publish date : 2021-11-20 23:42:49