Posted by: ktzefr | April 10, 2015

Jacarandas in Bloom!

Every view is blue.  Electric blue.  Deeper purple with the changing light.  In the distance the blossoms blur together into blue-lavender clouds scattered across the city and the hillsides, but up close you can see the distinct trumpet-shape of individual blooms.  I love this time of year in Mexico!

Jacarandas, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacaranda blossoms; Photo:KFawcett

Jacaranda blossoms; Photo:KFawcett

Mature jacaranda trees tower above the rooftops…

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

There are between 40 and 50 species of jacaranda.  They are native to Central and South America and the Caribbean Basin, though they have been planted around the world.  Their blue-purple splash of color against the pink sandstone, yellow, ochre, white, and a multitude of other colors gives this city a whole new look every spring.

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Jacarandas; Photo:KFawcett

Years ago Sally Field played Gidget in a TV series, and in one episode she was distraught because the city was going to cut down the jacaranda trees on her street.  If you see a jacaranda in full bloom, it’s easy to see why one can be so passionate about a tree!

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Responses

  1. What beautifully colored trees, Katie, so gorgeous within the landscape! Got a chuckle out of the Gidget reference too 🙂

    • Thanks, Stacy.


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