A sky full of purple/blue flowers is what we have been seeing for a few weeks all over Southern California.
The Jacaranda trees are in their Spring bloom and they are intense and profuse this year. These trees are not native to the US , they were introduced to the Southwest by San Diego Botanist Kate Sessions around 1900 when she brought over examples from South Africa.
The trees are able to bloom with purple trumpet flowers twice a year in Spring and Autumn.
One is supposed to have good fortune if a Jacaranda flower falls on top of your head!
We have had all kinds of weather this week which in not at all normal for us this time of year. The storm clouds rolled in Wednesday with bolt lightening, thunder and scattered downpours as well as coastal hail, a 20-30 year happening if at all!