The Joy of Jacaranda!

How I love this time of year – the days are usually blue and sunny, but not too hot and everything is in bloom – including the Jacaranda trees! They really are exotic and best seen against a white villa wall as they can get lost against a blue sky.

Native to Mexico and the Carribean, they are now grown anywhere that doesn’t get frosts. Their blooms lift the spirits and even when they fade and the blossom falls, the purple carpet on the ground looks beautiful. Someone called it ‘purple rain’.

We are very lucky in Albir to have several of these beautiful trees to enjoy!