I get asked, all the time, what are those purple trees called?
"Those purple trees" are called jacarandas and they're everywhere in Orange County. (In fact, I wrote about them a couple years ago when I first began blogging.)
Usually the jacarandas bloom in May here, but we've had a cooler than normal year and they're gorgeous right now.
I love the dark trunks and branches in contrast with the purple flowers.
I used to have a jacaranda tree in my backyard, but it had to be removed when we put in our pool. It went to a good home. And no, I'm not joking … we had it carefully moved so it would survive.
Jacaranda trees line many of the streets here.
I think the petals on the ground are pretty though.
They're like pieces of purple confetti strewn everywhere.
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