June 9th, 2008
It rains purple in Los Angeles every May.
Beautiful Jacarandas in full bloom line some streets in Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.
The streets are quiet on sunday afternoons so I went out to take some pictures of the Jacarandas in full bloom.
In some streets (like Whittier in Beverly Hills), they line both sides of the road and their branches meet making a beautiful violet tunnel.
You can enjoy these trees in their full purple glory for a couple of months provided you never park your car in the purple rain of blossoms under the trees; it gets pretty sticky…
Of course these are not the only stunning purples. There are zillions of Bougainvilleas (paper flower):
or these gorgeous purple wreath bushes:
Of course all I wanted to do today was to talk about a picture I really like: Obama’s tattered shoes but the purple rain kept falling…
Do you think he would want to march on Iran like McCain and Clinton promised to do? with these shoes?
Thanks to Evelyn, Ali and Jim’s comments, we know that this is not the first time that we are seeing the soles of a presidential candidate.