This #jacaranda is almost done blooming and has dropped most of its flowers in favor of leaves, but there are a few clusters still clinging to the branches.
It’s been a banner spring for a lot of other flowering trees and bushes, but the jacarandas are just getting started.
These are lovely. Our flowering trees have a loooong way to catch up because of our chilly spring. Great shot!
Thanks! The last few years have been really dry – since I moved to the area, actually – that this year’s half-normal rainfall seems to have kicked all the perennials into high gear. Most of the flowers are winding down (or being trimmed off) now that the rain is done, and I’d started wondering if I’d missed the jacarandas or if the change this year had meant they hadn’t flowered. And there was my answer: A tree with leaves, flowers, and buds forming. I hadn’t missed them after all, they just run on another schedule than everything else around.
Every jacaranda photo you’ve posted makes me want to see them in person. They always look so beautiful.
They are one of my favorite trees, though apparently there are people who absolutely hate them. From what I can tell it comes down to whether you have to deal with cleanup, because the flowers can get really sticky and messy after they fall, and there’s always a lot of them.
There’s a residential street near where I used to live that’s completely lined with jacarandas for most of a block. I loved driving or walking along there in April. I wouldn’t want to park there, though!