Thursday, May 29, 2008
It must be summer!!
It must be summer! The Jacaranda trees are in full bloom all over the city. I hardly had to travel five or six city blocks just to find these shots.
This photo shows bouganvillea which is also in full bloom all over town
This tree is in Holiday park. I-5 is in the background
The Jacaranda is my most favorite tree. The ones shown here are the kind that bloom before their leaves open. My own tree in the front yard is different. It gets its leaves before it blooms. It is just beginning to bloom. I'll get a photo when it finally opens all the way.
Now for the question: is it blue or purple? I insist it's blue. But others don't agree. The same debate arises with the agapanthus which will soon be blooming. To me purple has to be more royal purple. But my husband and I go around and around with the colors blue, green and turquoise. As it happens, colors are only perceived in the brain, so what you see, may not be what I see. Then just to complicate matters, my father was color blind and I may have inherited some of that?!!
FINAL NOTE. The goldfinches have finally found my thistle seed socks. YEAH! It has taken a whole year. So far it is only the lesser goldfinch that has come. It has an olive green back, yellow front and black cap. The true American goldfinch is bright yellow all over with a black cap.