The winter rains have resulted wonderful floral displays all over the region. The annual flowering of the city’s Jacaranda trees has been even more wonderful than usual.
While we were photographing the one above in our local Memorial Park for our story the other day, we were reminded of this wonderful story that ran in 2016 on LAist.com about these wonderful trees that have become part of our local landscape.
The lacey leaves and open canopy of the Jacaranda make them an ideal street tree, transforming a neighborhood street for a few weeks every May or June.
The blooms do litter the sidewalk but we have come to appreciate the purple carpet of leaves. Besides, they are only temporary. We advise enjoying them while they last.
And here’s one we saw last night, on the Marlborough School campus.