Friday, May 05, 2017

Jax Are Here!

Jacaranda Trees on South Fairfax Avenue, Mid-City, L.A.

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 gorgeous...glorious! In 2008, L.A. Times staff writer, Francisco Vara-Orta referred to these blue/purple flower trees as "purple people pleasers."
The Jacaranda tree in front of our house

When I moved into our neighborhood, over 25 years ago, many of our neighbors wanted to plant trees on our parkways. We have the widest street in Wilshire Vista...we consider it the center of our neighborhood. Since jacaranda trees are fast-growing, that's what we decided to plant. Many of our trees are now tall and full of flowers. 
The view from our front door

We had so much rain this year, that ALL of the flowers in our garden are blooming! 
Roses and gladiolas near the driveway
Yellow daisies in the front yard
Welcome spring!

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At 3:13 PM PDT, Blogger count reeshard said...

An appropriately beautiful commemoration of jacarandas, the trees which were (if memory serves) the subject of Huell Howser's final show. That was one super poignant episode of 'California's Gold.' Even now, I can't watch it if others are in the room.

At 3:43 PM PDT, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Ah, yes. I remember it well. Thanks for the note, Richard!

At 2:08 PM PDT, Blogger RossK said...

Purple people pleasers, indeed.

Yours looks like just the right tree to sit under while stumming a new ukulele!



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