Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jacaranda Trees in May

OK, I admit I have a thing for trees. I think its because there just arent that many trees here in AZ. The trees we have are desert trees and some of them are very pretty, but they are not the huge trees you see lining the quaint streets in other parts of the country. The color of green is not the same either. Kind of a yellow green. One time, during summer break. My daughters were little girls then. We were talking about trees. I decided to mess with them a little bit. It was always so much fun. LOL But I got out lots of magazines and scissors. I told them to cut out all of the pretty trees they could find. Then I gave them a roll of scotch tape and told them we were going to tape them on the back fence so it would look like we had lots of really pretty trees in our yard! I still remember the way they looked at each other, like I had finally lost my mind. But we did have one beautiful tree. It was a Jacaranda tree. They bloom each May. May only! The flowers are trumpet shaped and the prettiest shade of purple. When May is over and the pretty purple flowers have fallen and covered the ground, its still such a pretty tree. It is a very full and nicely shaped tree with lacy leaves. They grow all over around here and are so pretty.

I have some great news too. After being laid off in September, I have gotten a great job. I will be working for Target in their corporate offices in their customer relations dept. I worked really hard for this job. Its perfect for my background and experience. I did my homework and spents hours on my resume. Its been amazing at how it has all fallen into place. It doesnt even start until the 17th and I get back from my trip to Cape Cod on the 15th. Its been perfect and I am looking forward to beginning a career with such a great company. I will still be creating for my website and I will also still be located in Tillies Attic. Actually I believe with the stress of unemployment not hanging over my head I will begin to have fun working on lots of new ideas. Its all very exciting and I am looking forward to the future and all it holds.

Have a nice week, I hope to be able to do a post from Cape Cod. Last year our laptops service was iffy there, so if not I will see ya all when I return!


Meri Wiley said...

Hi Gail,

Praise the Lord, you've got a job! I'm so happy for you, I know what a burden that was for you. Have fun in Cape Cod (I'm jealous) get lot's of piccy's and relax! Hopefully we can get together next month for lunch or something. Again, congratulations.


P.S. Jacaranda's are gorgeous, but never plant them near a pool!!!! We did, once a long time ago, and what a nightmare of cleanup that was all the time.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee that idea of U decorating the fence with the paper trees!!! HOW FUN!!! LOVE IT!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos too!!! And YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY on the JOB!!! Soooooooooooo happy for U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

someplace in thyme said...

arent they just so pretty? mine is blooming for the first tims...yeah, char

Tres Belle Boutique said...


I have never seen a Jacaranda tree. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!


Mimi said...

Hi Gail!!!!!
Oh I love LOVE those trees, there is one other purple flower tree, but I cannot recall it's name, but it is all over at the botanical garden here in Phx.
WE had a few Jacarandas, but that very cold winter/January about 3 years agao, the low out here at our house that morning was 11 degrees, fountains froze in motion out here!!!But anywho our 2 jacarandas froze to death, as we had just gotten home from warm hawaii and had NO idea about the freeze warnings!!!!!
So we replaced them with tress that could go down to 10 degrees!!!!
I love MY SOUTHERN LIVE OAK!!!makes me think I live in South carolina, my favorite State!!!!!I forget the other trees names we have
Great idea with your 2 little daughters back in the day!!!!
I love to do fun crafts with kids!!!!
Target is a good company to work for, they are not going anywhere,a s even Laura Bush when she was living in the White House would sneek out to go to TARGET!!!!!
Ophrah loves Target!!!!!
Everyone does, and i love the clothes for the little Princess we have!!!!
I love that new Liberty line they have for me!!!!

joanne May said...

Hi Gail,
I am a big fan of Jacaranda trees, they remind me of Australia, when I use to live in Brisbane. The parks were full of them and the Jacaranda flowers are stunning.
Sadly we don't have them here in the UK. I think it's too cold for them!:(
It is lovely to see you again. I also love your blog. It's great to see your beautiful home and the warmer weather.
Have a great week.
Jo May

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Gail! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!...I have to say, I don't think I've ever seen a prettier tree than this! I've never even seen one of these...I wonder if they grown in New York???
I think your idea of cutting out trees from magazines and taping them to the fence was a fun one!...Congratulations on your new position, that's got to be very exciting...and I do hope you're having a wonderful trip also! So nice to meet you! xo Paulette

Tina said...

I've never seen one of these trees before. Very pretty!