The Jacarandas are in Full Bloom in Carlsbad
The purple Jacarandas, native to South America but planted widely in sub-tropical and tropical areas, may be one of my favorite blooming trees. I call it purple but I suppose it could be indigo.
In any case, they are in full bloom, and the Aviara area of South Carlsbad seems to be particularly blessed with them. The Plaza Real Shopping Center has several dozen of them, and while they are rather messy (you don't want to park your car under one if you can help it), the color is quite striking on a sunny day against the blue sky.
I was showing a couple of ocean-view homes in a beautiful gated community in Aviara today, and driving along Batiquitos Drive (and along the Batiquitos Lagoon where there is a wonderful 6-mile walking trail) to and from my appointment allowed me to really appreciate how many Jacarandas there are in this area of Carlsbad, and how colorful.