PURPLE ORCHID TREE – December in San Diego brings streets are lined with blooming Purple Orchid Trees (bauhinia purpurea), which originated in Asia, South China & Japan. These trees are drought tolerant. The purple orchid flowers are gorgeous & the leaves are shaped like butterflies! If you look at a branch of this tree, the leaves really do look like butterflies!
“AUTUMN BLESSINGS ON THE WIND” – Nature sighs as summer ends & winter is on it’s way. Gusts of wind shake loose all the colorful leaves from surrounding trees to reveal their handsome winter silhouettes. Stark winter beauty is on the way.