Jun 23, 2010

by English Muse

Everywhere you turn these days in and around Los Angeles, there are Jacaranda trees covered with purple-blue flowers…

The plumes, balanced on poetically gnarled trunks, look like blue clouds in the late afternoon light….


Lovely blooms — always as many on the tress as on the ground — mark the city’s colorful transition from spring to summer…


In honor of the Summer Solstice this week, I took these pictures of the two old Jacaranda trees shading the lawn in front of our flat.

Hope you’re having a lovely week so far.

My friend Elaine is returning to LA from Paris tomorrow. I’m picking her up from LAX in the afternoon. Can’t wait!

UPDATE: My orange shoes are on sale here!


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26 Responses to “Blue Clouds”

  1. Ms Smart says:

    love our purple trees. a very cool southern CA thing. dig your cute shoes too.

  2. Kay says:

    beautiful flowers… but what fun shoes!! great contrast in color… you totally did that on purpose hehe 🙂

  3. The Drifter and the Gypsy says:

    beautiful flowers dear. love the contrast in the last picture between your flats and the petals 🙂

  4. Daydream Lily says:

    I love Jacaranda trees! They remind me of Christmas time and summer holidays as a kid.

  5. roseleann says:

    Oh, I love your shoes – what a great color they are!! The trees are beautiful…nothing like them here in the Northeast.

  6. jessie.mae says:

    sigh…so lovely. my favorite thing about early june here in southern california.

  7. kelly ann says:

    aahh, gorgeous! such a beautiful colour.

  8. Tonia says:

    Beautiful trees and colours! The roses in my garden have created a similar effect but gorgeous pinks scattered around!

  9. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    Oh my goodness they are beautiful – and so are your wonderful shoes!!

  10. maria says:

    yes the colours of jacaranda trees are so beautiful. thanks god for nature.
    have a great time with your friend!

  11. VICKI ARCHER says:

    I miss Jacarandas so much….they remind me of Christmas time in Australia….Thank you for the lovely shots, xv.

  12. Giulia says:

    So very pretty, Tina…

  13. Jess *^_^* says:

    How very beautiful! Purple trees, what could be nicer!xx

  14. Louis Duke says:

    these are wonderful
    what did you take them with? iPhone? if iPhone, what did you edit with?
    your iPhone photography makes me drool

  15. Emma says:

    Oh I love jacarandas …. I live in Brisbane, Australia and jacarandahs blooming always signals exam time for uni students here, I'll never forget those days!

  16. reckless daughter says:

    I get to see tons of these trees on my way to and from work lately! Cresent Heights in particular has a bunch! so pretty!

  17. isabelle says:

    wow so beautiful! its so unlikely to see purple trees

    mlle isabelle

  18. Cathi says:

    I love our jacaranda trees – they are so gorgeous! 🙂

  19. Tina says:

    oh, thank you!! i took them with my iphone, edited on flickr…
    the orange shoes are by apepazza 🙂

  20. The Lil Bee says:

    You really are an amazing photographer, Tina. Gorgeous photos:)

  21. SO RANDOM says:

    nice blog! I follow u
    I like the third photo

  22. Jen Zahigian says:

    Ah, I've been seeing those trees around, and wondered what they were called… beautiful!

  23. Alison says:

    what adorable shoes! and that milk cake sounds devine!

  24. Tiger_Lili says:

    i love all your pictures!
    they capture the colors so perfectly!
    at home, my street is lined on both sides with jacarandas, and, as you say, they cover both the sky and the ground, making one feel that one is positively swimming in an ocean of purple flowers.
    hope all goes well with your friend!

  25. Sorcerer says:

    Hey!! ya know..even in Bangalore, the place I live in..the roads are lined up with beautiful trees with flowers..
    Its so amazing to take a morning jog…its so lovely with flowers and the mist.
    reminded me of such a fresh moment.

    Good work..will keep coming back for more

  26. agirlastyle says:

    Oh, you've made me all nostalgic again! Growing up in my beautiful leafy suburb, the streets would be a carpet of velvety purple every year as the jacaranda trees that lined the pavements would shed their blooms. I remember the smell and the bees that would be buzzing about (i'd never learn and would always run about with bare feet – my mother always had to have bee sting remedy on hand).

    What a beautiful sight to have from your flat!

    Miss B xx


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