Friday, May 27, 2016

Perfectly Perwinkle

Periwinkle Wonderland
This time of the year, my neighborhood turns into a periwinkle wonderland!  The streets are lined with large Jacaranda trees that are all in full bloom, casting a purple haze all along the street.    
They have been in full bloom for the past week, and the flowers were beginning to fall.  So I decided to go for a short nature walk to capture their beauty on film.

Most of the pictures were taken right from my driveway!  There were Jacaranda trees every way I looked!!


Mighty, Majestic Jacaranda Trees
Blooming Beauties Right Outside My Studio
What a perfectly delightful start to my day!  With my morning dose of inspiration, I was ready to start quilting.  I sat down at my machine, looked out to appreciate the Jacaranda tree outside my studio, when something else caught my eye.  A large yellow butterfly fluttered past my window and touched down in one of the shrubs.  I grabbed my camera and ran out just in time to take this picture below, just moments before it took flight and disappeared out of sight!
Butterfly Beauty

4 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar with that tree! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wasn't either until I moved to the San Jose area. It only took me 6 years to figure out their name...but they certainly are lovely come Springtime!! Glad you enjoyed!!

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  2. Yes. One of the treasures of California. Jacaranda is such a beautiful tree.

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    1. Absolutely--and I just learned that they can also be found in Australia too!!

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