Here's a pretty picture from Los Angeles for you.
I originally posted on my LA blog, but they are such pretty trees I thought you might like to see them too.
The jacaranda trees are blooming now, the skyline is turning blue and purple.
Jacarandas are native to south America but have become popular in California.
They grow up to 40 feet tall and almost was wide in areas with little or no frost.
In spring they are covered in giant clusters of blooms in blue to deep purple.
Jacaranda lose most of their foliage in winter so the entire tree seems to be purple. They will eventually form giant seed pods.