Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jacaranda Tree

42 comments:

Arlene said...

Oh this picture makes me homesick. In my old neighborhood in Glendale, there were rows upon rows of Jacarandas lining the streets. Beautiful to look at but it isn't a good idea to park your car under them - messy-:) Thanks for the beautiful pic.

karina Manghi said...

Me encantan!!!!

Gabbi said...

I have one of these lovely and messy things in front of my home...

There's a little squirrel who lives in it and buries it's nuts at the base of it and barks whenever I get too close. un dia se los voy a robar para que aprenda... :)

drollgirl said...

good lord! did you take that photo?!??! super!!!! just gorgeous.

Candace said...

My favorite. I think that this is the third time that these trees have bloomed this year. The weather has been terribly confusing for them. Hot, cold, hot...

Spangler Cummings said...

We had a jacaranda in our backyard and when the leaves fell in the fire ring the neighborhood filled with the lovely scent. Thanks for the good memory.

Mary-Laure said...

ARLENE - I'm nostalgic too: it reminds me of Kenya, where I spent some years as a child...

GABBI - a squirrel in a jacaranda tree: it sounds like the beginning of some kind of story.

SPANGLER - I had no idea they gave out a nice scent when burnt. I need to try that.

Purple Flowers said...

Beautiful tree. And your welcome to stop by my blog anytime!
~Kathleen

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Guess whe're into flowers these days. Love the ones on this tree. And yes, on my blog you really saw lavender. It's called the butterfly lanvender, nice uh?

Debra said...

Just stunning! Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend!

pve design said...

pretty branches and blossoms.

Robin said...

Wow.
It's a breathtaking picture, really.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

What a beautiful blog! Thank you for visiting me and pulling me to your site! I love your flowers on the side...

and that you are Elizabeth Bennet!

Jaimee said...

Gorgeous!

A World in a PAN said...

I love Jacarandas .. when we lived in Nairobi, Kenya, they were all over. The trees had flowers twice per year, once without leaves and with plenty plenty of flowers, and the other less impressive time fewer flowers with leaves. Francis, our gardener, had told me that when the soil beneath the tree was thickly covered with flowers, the heavy rains were about to start...

artycho said...

Oh you must have gorgeous weather now! Thank you for your sweet comment Mary-Laure!

Angora said...

Pour moi le mauve est la couleur des souvenirs: merci de me rendre les jacarandas d'Islamabad, de Lahore, et de Tunis. j'aime cette photo, parfois on est terriblement inspiré et c'est parfait... OHH!! quelle joie intime quand l'oeil a VU.
Bonjour à maman.

Mary-Laure said...

BAREFOOT - I had never heard of Butterfly Lavender, it's beautiful!

BEVERLY - are you an Elizabeth Bennett too?

WORLD - thanks for sharing the memories, so precious.

ANGORA - pour moi, c'est le Kenya.

Piper said...

Que bonitas son las jacarandas ...

Cerca de mi casa,frente al mar, hay un bar q abre en verano para cocktails etc q se llama La Jacaranda.

Un saludo desde Ibiza!

Savvy Mode SG said...

how pretty.

Hanh said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hanh,

www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Neat! I don't think I've ever seen purple flowers on a tree!

J Elaine said...

What a beautiful tree. I can imagine you sitting underneath with your rosewood cuff and lace.

Fifi Flowers said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing these trees blooming everywhere!

muchlove said...

that's beautiful!

The Haute-Shopper said...

That picture summarizes Spring/Summer perfectly. You have a lovely blog! :)

muralimanohar said...

We had one of those in our yard in Sydney...as messy as they were, I didn't begrudge a single bloom. They are magical.

Christina said...

It's beautiful!
; )

Kwana said...

What a tree!

n a t s u m i said...

This is pretty tree with great blue sky background! Hope you had a great weekend!

Kitty said...

Do you have a Flickr account? Some of your pictures are so beautiful, and there is a whole community of people who love beautiful images over there. Maybe go and take a look sometime?

x

Mary-Laure said...

MURALIMANOHAR - magical is the word; their color is completely otherworldly I think, like a vision from some kind of heavenly place.

KITTY - thanks for your super kind words... I have been meaning to check out Flickr for months!

jane said...

beautiful!

Solange said...

Nice tree, just beautiful with amazing colours.
Enjoy the day and thanks for your evergoing inspiration!

Candace said...
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Candace said...

Let me try this again.

Flickrxoxoxo

:)

corine said...

Those I planted in my garden refuse to bloom year after year. I resent them and have threatened to replace them with olive tree if they don't shape up.

Roxana said...

i am crazy about these trees and i have only seen then in pictures - btw, yours is great!

Mary-Laure said...

CORINE - well olive trees are beautiful too; their leaves are such a lovely shade of green. They are among my favorite trees, and I'm sure you'll adore them.

Relyn said...

So that's what a Jacaranda Tree looks like. I've heard of them, but never seen one. Ever. Pure lovely. WOW!!!

apriliniowa said...

So lovely! I've never seen one before...

michiko said...

Beautiful!