Well, not really. A jacaranda tree. I love that name. Have I included it before? If so, it was probably for its vivid purple blossoms. I had heard the name before moving here, but it was in the fuzzy-vague-sorta-memory part of my brain and I had no idea it matched these spectacular trees.
I’m seeing a lot of intense chartreuse along with purple and sky-blue these days. I like it. I even bought a chartreuse-y (or is it more like lime?) green jacket today. It’s marvelous with black as well as blue and purple!
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I think Jessamyn West mentioned them in one of her California books.
(Asks self: Have I read any Jessamyn West?)
Very abundant in Balboa Park as I recall. At Girl Scout day camp we used to make name tags out of their seed pods. A very fond memory indeed. But not until I grew up and leave SoCal did I finally begin to notice the beautiful blossoms!
I think they’re possibly all over Seaport Village and even downtown now! The first spring we were here, I had to ask someone what they were. So lovely!
Lynne, yes probably. The Cress Delahanty stories.
Sounds familiar but I don’t think I’ve read them. They can go on my list!