Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pasadena jacarandas’


Jacaranda Beauty

Jacaranda Beauty

A few weeks ago, we began to see the jacaranda bloom and, to be candid, we didn’t pay attention—we walked without seeing, we drove by without a glance. But now the flowers have bloomed and the trees are popping purple all the way down the street and we scold ourself for taking the jacaranda for […]

Magnificent & Messy

Magnificent & Messy

Look down the lane as you drive or look up while on a stroll and you’ll see massive umbrellas of grouped panicles, flowering purple-blue. It’s magnificent. If you look down, you’ll see a dusting—along the street, across the sidewalk, on green lawns—of fallen blossoms. Some see a magical carpet, some see a mess. It’s spring and […]

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Have you noticed the second coming of the burst-of-purple-trumpets, sweet smelling jacaranda blooms? It’s so nice to have them back. Mop heads of purple that line Marengo in South Pas or California near Lake, and dotted here and there on El Molino…carpeting the sidewalk, littering into the street, and polka-dotting parked cars. During this second blooming, […]

It’s Jacaranda Purple

It’s Jacaranda Purple

Driving around Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pas, you can see that the jacarandas are in bloom. It’s also evident that most of them are not as full and lush as last year, as though only a quarter of the tree is ready for spring, while three-quarters is still hibernating. But the season doesn’t feel […]

Purple Happy Trees

Purple Happy Trees

Just in time to brighten the June gloom is our annual explosion of jacaranda blossoms. For clean-up reasons, I’m grateful not to have one at my house, but I’m especially grateful to the neighborhoods that host them for all of our enjoyment. Here are a couple of shots from Pasadena’s Jacaranda Row, aka Del Mar […]

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