If you’ve never seen a Jacaranda tree in bloom, or smelled it’s purple sweetness ((Yes, in this case you CAN smell a color!)) you are missing something!
On my way to La Habra from the airport yesterday, the Jacaranda trees were in bloom EVERYWHERE and they are hard to miss.
Vibrant in color, commanding your attention – the blue sky is accented by this beautiful tree.
Talking to the locals, I found out quickly that they are a blessing and a curse ---
The blossoms are sticky and fall on cars, on pavements and side walks and driveways leaving a mess to be reckoned with.
But aren’t they lovely?
Love this combo…the blue sky and the purple and green of that Jacaranda tree!
Other things come in purple too – like agapanthus!
Growing up in San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area, these were a mainstay of landscaping ---and I love them. They bring back so many memories of my childhood.
Bottle brush trees grow tall and I love their red brushy blooms!
Purple and magenta!
California is in bloom and I am loving being part of it!
This morning I was up way too early, and out the door at 6am to get some steps in….
White lilies tall and elegant!
Is this a bougainvillea?? Put on your best magenta, baby!
Uhoh..does it look like rain? Or are these clouds going to burn off?
Of course, my quilters eye smiles when I come across things like this:
Octagons and square pavers!!
Elongated Lozenge and Squares in a drive way – with piano key border! LOL!
Tonight I am being moved to a new location – who knows what I will find there.
I’m only in California until Friday, so I’m soaking up all the Southern California ambiance that I can!