The good Lord only knows, however in LA we are reminded of the time of year by the bright purple blossoms on the ubiquitous Jacaranda. The trees are everywhere in our fair city. Why just across the street from my house:
The trees can be messy — and you should brush the blooms off your car or they might stain, but the trouble is worth it. When you are in the hills and the air is clear (more often than you might think) you can see them across the basin, like a purple haze, adding beauty everywhere, even on the way to work:
My city is beautiful, sometimes.