Every tree in LA is in full bloom right now. Gushing colors and wonderful smells abound. While terrible for my allergies, it’s a feast for your eyes. I kept seeing these gorgeous lilac-like trees bursting with violet color in the past couple weeks, and then I read this little piece at GOOD about the Jacaranda tree, and it was good to put a name and history to these beauties. The Jacaranda tree is native to South America, but does well here because of the similar arid climate. I took my camera with me on my drive to work yesterday, and then took a little walk around the neighborhood to capture a few. It’s fun to spot them now, it’s like a little game for me. The plants and trees are my #2 favorite thing about LA after the sunshine, that’s for sure.