It's the time of year in Long Beach where everything goes purple. And by purple, I mean the Jacarandas are blooming. In full.force.
Everywhere you drive in the city, the purple trees are there, at the skyline, edging the roads. It's a gorgeous site.
We are lucky enough that our neighbor has one. It shades our driveway, and unfortunately covers the ground in purple mush, but it's a sight to see nonetheless.
This is the view from our front yard.
Nevilles squirrel friends love to tempt him by running up and down its trunk, and I'm pretty sure the slightly odd woman across the street brings it "gifts" when it's in bloom.
The only bad part about these lovely trees is that the blooms turn to purple mush on the ground. Avoiding them makes walking between the raindrops seem easy.
We have two baby Jacarandas in the front yard. Hopefully someday they'll have the majestic blossoms that their older neighbors have!
For now, though, we'll just enjoy the one next door. Maybe the odd lady across the street has gotten it right... Their gorgeousness seem pretty deserving of gifts, doesn't it?
Have a beautiful day!