One of my favorite times of the year in the Phoenix area. And this is my favorite tree during this time. I think the jacaranda tree is the prettiest when it is in bloom. It only blooms in the spring and any other time of the year you would walk right past and not even notice it. But this is its time to shine. These purple blooms are the sign that the triple digit temps are here to stay. So now we grit our teeth, wait for October, and stay inside as much as possible -- except when we are in the pool.