Monday, August 9, 2010


the rain is pouring down on the frontrange this evening. i am eating rosemary bread and feta watching the rain fall. as you might have noticed i've been feeling nostalgic. today i'm reflecting on the jacaranda tree.

they were the first tree that i ever loved. they are a bright beauty beacon on the streets of los angeles. every year i waited for their two blooming seasons. it was my own version of autumn. jacaranda trees= becca's seasonal magic.

many a childhood daydream involved building a house in the branches of a jacaranda. as i grew older i found out that the jacaranda tree also represents international maternal health. in countries like brazil, australia, kenya, and new zealand small clinics plant jacaranda trees to celebrate women's health and successful births.

it's really a lovely tree. here's wishing you a breezy afternoon picnic under a violently violet blooming jacaranda.


  1. these trees are beautiful. i can see why you like them so much.

  2. I live in Ohio and have had this tree in my front yard, which I believe to be a jacaranda.I don't know any technical terms but here goes. The buds are green on the outside and have a couple of seeds on the inside. The leaves average around 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. This tree hasn't bloomed in years and I don't know why. If you have any suggestions on how to find out what species this tree actually is, I would appreciate it.

  3. Thank you so much for the photos of lovely Jacaranda trees and your nice post. I hope you do not mind if I take one of the photos and put it on my desktop.

  4. Hi, my name is JaCara. This is such a great find. I appreciate being able to see what the jacaranda tree in full bloom. I was named after this beautiful tree and my mother believed that it represented peace, quiet and serenity which is how she defined my name.


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