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.
“Autumn Blessings” – small watercolor.
Jacaranda trees are blooming all over San Diego now. It’s a breathtaking reminder that yet another year of my life has just flown by. Ah how fast the seasons spin by me now. It seems like only a moment ago that the Jacaranda flower petals covered the ground in a lavender carpet. I carry this beauty in my heart.