Tuesday, September 23, 2008

J is for Jacaranda

The letter for Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday Round 3
and ABC Wednesday Anthology is
J.








During the various years that I lived in Brazil, usually for months (but once for two years) I thought of the gloriously blooming Jacaranda trees that abounded there as being purely tropical. I haven't been back to Brazil for more than thirty years, and in that time, Jacaranda has appeared in Berkeley, California, one tree at a time. These two are in front yards a block south of my house.

Here the lacy branches of blue-blossomed Jacaranda permit the pale pinkish-purple Bougainvillea beyond them to be seen.

25 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

A beautiful plant

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well done. A really nice set of photos.

Dulce said...

A beautiful plant with beautiful flowers. Nice shots!

anno said...

J is for just gorgeous! What beautiful trees! It looks like a lovely view.

shutter happy jenn said...

Those are lovely flowers. Wish we can have that, too! =)

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Brian said...

Just beautiful, thank you for posting them for us to see.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I think the Jacaranda tree is very beautiful in bloom and no wonder it stays in your thoughts.
Great 'J' posting.

Mine's Here

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

so am amazed at everyones inspiration

Aileni said...

An assisted transplant - you weren't the only one to like the look of the flowers. Not surprising if your pistures are any measure. Good choice.

RuneE said...

A lovely tree - a pity we northerners can't see it, so thank you for sharing!

PS The link from the Anthology page does not seem to be working.

antigoni said...

Beautiful photos.

Reader Wil said...

So that's how a Jacaranda looks like! It is so beautiful! When I read "The Jacaranda Tree"by H.E.Bates, I wondered all the time , how this tree looked like.

mrsnesbitt said...

How lovely! A flower/plant can lift our souls in a few seconds. Thanks so much.
Dxx

Bear Naked said...

I have heard of Jacaranda but this is the first photo that I have seen.
Thanks for sharing.

Bear((( )))

AphotoAday said...

This is the second great Jacaranda post that I've come across today... It's new to me...

And living in Berkeley, you must be familiar with the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens -- it's really a great place, isn't it?

nonizamboni said...

Lovely trees and memories. I'm wondering if the blossoms are fragrant?
So much fun to visit you, Phyllis!

Honey And Papa said...

Dianne told me this morning that you reminded her of the Jacaranda, and that she had forgotten it was her mother's favorite tree.

splummer said...

Hi!!
That's a beautiful tree!! Great Photo!! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Adventure girl wanna be said...

How cool for you to be blogging. I am fairly new and today is my first day for ABC Wednesday;)

kouji said...

lovely pinks and purples. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

O what stunning flowers!

I grew up with a dark purple flowered jacanranda in my Sydney, NSW backyeard. Then, when I went to Sydney University, there was a beautiful old, elegant jacxaranda gracing the main quad.

latree said...

waw!! I was about to take some pictures of flowery trees (which I planned to do this weekend, hopefully the flowers will still be there!)

beautiful, granny.

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Maggie May said...

Beautiful colour. Lovely plant. Lovely photos.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Aren't those beautiful?! I like the two of them together.

Rebeckah said...

These are so pretty! Brazil must be a very beautiful place!