Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jacarandas

It must be spring because our streets are filled with the purple blossoms of Jacaranda trees! Lots of people hate the sticky residue that these blossoms leave on their cars. I don't care, the purple is invigorating...beautiful...glorious! Are there Jacaranda trees on your street?

Our little Jac-Tree

Jacaranda Trees on Fairfax Ave. @ 18th St.

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At 2:56 PM PDT, Blogger Molly said...

Is THAT what the lovely purple tree is in the courtyard of my apartment! One of my favorite colors...

 
At 3:06 PM PDT, Blogger Laurie Ann said...

These trees are beautiful, but I don't like the scent. It's odd. However, they are just lovely when they line the streets like that.

 
At 3:14 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

Gorgeous! We have them in our neighborhood and all in the City of Glendale too! They look so pretty all along Glenoaks Blvd.

 
At 4:01 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

Oh we don't have those over here but I wish we did! I love them, they remind me of my last vacation in San Miguel de Allende, there were such huge ones there and they were so amazingly fragrant. I think I want that as a perfume, or a room freshener - but bottled it probably wouldn't be the same.

 
At 5:33 PM PDT, Blogger Christina said...

We have them here on the central coast of CA too. It's one of my favorite trees -- has very cool seed pods as well.

 
At 7:14 PM PDT, Blogger LizKnits said...

I love these trees too. We have one across the street I admire and there are several I can see out my office window. Nothing like a little purple cheer.

 
At 2:19 AM PDT, Blogger justclaire said...

I love jacaranda trees too! My parents have one in their garden back home in New Zealand. They go so beautifully with a bright blue sky which is something we don't get to see too often here in England!

 
At 10:21 AM PDT, Blogger Ana said...

I love this time of year love seeing the jacaranda trees!

 
At 10:37 AM PDT, Blogger jenna! said...

Yup, we have those. I love them! The flowers fall onto our lawn so I didn't know they were sticky. When they fall our lawn looks lavender which I think is just the neatest thing.

Todd was telling me on Friday when he fly in that you can see the purple when you're on approach into LAX. I had no idea!

 
At 1:16 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I too love 'em. And I don't give a rat's arse that they make a mess, b/c, after all, we *are* living in LA, quite probably the dirtiest city I've ever lived in. I'd rather be trashed by great purpley-purpleness than some other things I've found in our front yard...

 
At 4:17 PM PDT, Anonymous Annika said...

Last summer some saplings were planted along my street. Imagine my delight when they turned out to be jacarandas!

 
At 12:16 AM PDT, Blogger KnittingBlueContent said...

Hands down, my favorite tree.

In The Village of Arroyo Grande, just before the hill to Paulding Jr. High (on the right side of the street), there is a HUGE one and I loved to watch it every season.

Ellen, you have such wonderful "memory" posts - things that make me remember stuff with such pleasure.

Your picture of Fairfax and 18th is so beautiful.

(would like to be a mouse in your pocket for a day :grin: )

 
At 11:45 AM PDT, Blogger mj said...

I love this time of year -- what a breathtaking sight it is to see the blanket of purple wherever you go. We had a huge jacaranda in the back yard when I was a kid, but my mom had it chopped down because of the mess. I loved making little dolls out of the blossoms and twigs...

 
At 6:46 AM PDT, Blogger Nicola said...

Wasn't there some sort of initiative to plant jacarandas on the block at one point? My parents were all for it because Jacarandas are very common in South Africa.

 
At 1:39 AM PDT, Blogger Laurel said...

I stumbled onto your blog when I was trying to look up the name of the FABulous purple trees here in Glendale. We just moved here a few months ago so I was UTTERLY deLIGHTed when they blossomed! And the blooms seem to last so long! Wow, I just grin and grin at their beauty every single day!

And thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

 
At 6:21 PM PDT, Anonymous MaryTess said...

Thank you for posting the photos of my favorite trees. They are heartbreakingly beautiful. I recently tried to describe them to a friend in New Mexico but words failed me. I just sent her a link to this blog entry.

 
At 6:39 AM PST, Anonymous European American Business Chamber said...

Loved your photo of the Jacaranda-lined street.What a happy looking tree!

 

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