Fond of the Jacaranda


โ€œThe jacaranda in the courtyard has put on its bloom. This purple can’t be ignored, it’s like a tree singing. The walk down Londres Street to the market is a concert: the small jacaranda on the the corner hums the tuning note, then all others in the lane join in.โ€

~Barbara Kingsolver

 

 

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Showing Off

 

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In Full Bloom

 

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At Rest

 

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Old and New

 

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Jacaranda Panicles

 

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Shadows and Blooms

 

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Look Up

 

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Gone But Not Forgotten

 

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129 comments

  1. Oh, the colors of nature are so extraordinary and this purple color is not exception! Great Images Jane!

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  2. I apologize – I didn’t realize how far behind I was until I saw this! The post oozes with lavender love. ๐Ÿ™‚ Really well done. Beautiful contrast between flowers & foliage in the first photo. #3, with the fallen blossom in the yucca, is utterly fabulous! Oh, those colors! The 4th one – “old and New” has a polka-dotted feeling that’s graphically stunning. You have everything is a perfectly flat plane, which often doesn’t happen in photos like that one. The pendulous panicles make me think of Niki de Saint Phalle. Right? ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the juxtaposition of looking up and looking down, one after the other. Excellent, Jane, that’s the way to take advantage of LA streets!!

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  3. These pictures left me speechless. How beautiful! ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. Utterly beautiful, Jane. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen one in bloom. (or ever?) That has to be the loveliest shade of purple ever. And words from a favorite author. Pure joy!

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  5. I especially like โ€œLooking Upโ€ with itโ€™s soft shades of blues and purple. My Safeway parking lot, of all places, is transformed by blooming Jacaranda
    S this time of year.

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  6. A whole lot of purple. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. My eyes lenses are coated into purple now ๐Ÿ˜ thanks to your beautiful captures

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  8. Jacaranda trees are very lovely – but man are they messy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ There was one outside our apartment building when we lived in LA, and the blooms just tracked everywhere. So I started being the good neighbor and sweeping up the sidewalks for everyone. But then it riled up the bees and wasps and I got quite a few stings for my effort! No good deed goes unpunished hahaha! But still – I can’t argue how lovely they are.

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  9. great shots as always. Purple in nature adds so much to everything!

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  10. I appreciate your choice and devotion towards Nature.

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  11. Incredible trees, I saw them in the Pantanal, You have done them proud

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  12. Wonderful, Jane, there were a lot of these in Kenya – a country of really vibrant colours – and your photos really remind me of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. The whole tree is all blooms! Beautiful.

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  14. Wow! That’s a wonderful purple, lovely. And the quotation is great, because I’ve never seen one, and if it was a pop quiz, I’d have guessed “jacaranda” was some kind of dance. I’ve heard a lot of versions of a big band classic, “Deep Purple,” in that song, that’s twilight, but the lyrics work for this tree, “When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls…”

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  15. I love Jacaranda trees so much! We can’t grow them here in the UK but when I go to Lisbon I love to do so when they are in bloom all over the city. And in Santiago (Chile) we saw them in the parks and city squares – so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ And your photos really do them justice – I especially like the last two, looking up and then down on the ground. Such glorious shades!

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  16. Oh stunning! I love jacaranda trees and that Barbara Kingsolver quote is perfect. Always they will remind me of living in San Miguel de Allende and their blooming just in the last couple of weeks before we were due to leave painting the town purple.
    Alison

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  17. One of my favorite trees, Jane. I only ever saw them in San Diego and they remind me of my mom and grandma each time I see the purple blooms. Gorgeous photography!

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  18. That is a lot of bloom. Nice.

    ๐ŸŸฃ๐ŸŸช๐ŸŸฃ๐ŸŸช๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŸช๐ŸŸฃ๐ŸŸช๐ŸŸฃ

    โœจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•‰๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ•Šโ˜ฏ๐Ÿ‰โœจ

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  19. How I love Jacarandas, Jane! Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!

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  20. So pretty! A sky of purple ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. An elegant introduction to this beauty, Jane! I particularly like the simplicity of โ€œAt Rest;โ€ after seeing the this new to me tree in full bloom, then seeing the single blossom โ€” just lovely. Both images with the ground shadows tell great stories, too.

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  22. Wow, excellent ‘portrait’.., Jane! That last shot is fantastic and very strong. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. What a beautiful tribute to the jacarandas. Wish we had them here.

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  24. OMG ,,,, I’ve never seen this wonderful tree with glorious blooms. Thanks for introducing me. The first and third images are my favorites. Hope all is well with you.

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  25. Soooo beautiful!!โคโ˜€๏ธ

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  26. Oh, marvellous, look at that colour!

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  27. An awesome tree, the color of the flowers is magnificant.

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  28. The purples are shining so beautifully…they are an awesome creation of nature!!

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  29. Waaaoo these are so beautiful……. I ‘ill make sure to put these photos as my wallpaper I really loved it ๐Ÿ˜โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ

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  30. Such glory! And so hard to capture, Jane. Have a wonderful Sunday ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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  31. Very nice gallery photos. Where do these trees grow?

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  32. Loved and read all of Barbara Kingsolver a long time agoโ€ฆshe could paint a picture with wordsโ€ฆand this brought back so many memories of our 18 winters in Tucson, Azโ€ฆhad the most magnificent jacaranda next to our bedroom windowโ€ฆstunning!! And purple being one of my most favorite colors in โ€˜blooming thingsโ€™, I was mesmerized by its beauty! Had never seen nor heard of this gorgeous tree before moving out thereโ€ฆjust made me so happy looking out my window and seeing that purple! Called it โ€œMy Happy Treeโ€โ€ฆit spoke to me! always put a smile on my faceโ€ฆ.sorry we canโ€™t grow those here in NJโ€ฆYour photos were gorgeous and allowed the beauty of the jacaranda to really shineโ€ฆsimply beautifulโ€ฆyour โ€˜artistic eyeโ€™ never fails to capture the essence/beautyโ€ฆLuvya Barbie

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  33. Purple is the colour that was just made for flowers! So pleasing! Beautifully captured! It is lovely to see the purple version of bell flowers, they are my favourite!

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  34. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing–can’t grow them here but I think they are so gorgeous . . .

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  35. Can feel the melody ! ๐Ÿ’œ

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  36. Jacaranda trees are the most gorgeous trees, and you have captured in all their beauty, Jane.

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  37. What a delight – thanks, Jane! (Iโ€™ve only read Barbara Kingsolverโ€™s memoir โ€œAnimal, Vegetable, Miracleโ€ and the quote you used here reminded me to look up more of her writing – thanks for that, too!)

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  38. What gorgeous photos! Even the jacaranda’s name is beautiful.

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  39. Simply mesmerising! These pictures are so sublime and beautiful!

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  40. Incredible!๐Ÿ’œ I love that phrase โ€œlike a tree singingโ€!

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  41. Jacarandas are amazing trees in blossom and this one looks very healthy. A photographers delight. It is in your neighbourhood?

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  42. So mind blowing flower garden and the nice explanation lines also ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  43. Gorgeousness! I love them too.

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  44. That’s one flowerful tree you’ve got here.

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  45. Thanks Jane for sharing your wonderful series of Jacaranda flowers, they are new flowers for me to see. I like both the shadows of trees shots with flowers spread on the ground – very attractive to me.

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    • Thanks very much, Stephen, and I’m happy to introduce you to these stunning trees. Some people complain how much work the dropping blooms are, but I love to see the all the purple blanketing the ground. Glad you enjoyed- you’d have fun with your lens.

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  46. I wish I could share my video with you that I took from around the corner of my daughter’s house. There are blocks around her area that have jacaranda and it’s so pretty in the spring, except for the shedding, of course. But it’s so beautiful, and purple is my daughter’s favorite color, so she really loves to walk around and see those trees. I can try and email it to you. These are beautiful what you’ve shared. Nice and close up.

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  47. Such a gorgeous tree in bloomโ€“ a real showstopper!

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  48. Wow! I’m reeling from the glory of these. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these in real life (although when the blossoms are on the ground, they look quite a lot like the flowers from some of our bushes) but I certainly would like to now. I like the quote as well. You just made my Saturday immeasurably more beautiful.

    janet

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  49. So many beautiful flowers, Jane! Wow. โค๏ธ

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  50. Completely new to me! Thanks (and WOW!)

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  51. You did that beautiful tree justice!

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  52. i thought i had one of these turned out to be a purple hibiscus lol i was a lil disappointed cuz jacarandas are the coolest! thnx for the pics

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  53. Beautiful purples and mauve hues Jane fitting with the words of Barbara Kingsolver also beautifulโ€ฆsending you joy ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’ซโ˜บ๏ธ

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