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Turning the city purple

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Every year between the end of March and the beginning of May, Mexico City turns a dazzling purple when hundreds of jacaranda trees bloom. The enormous trees lining streets and avenues, parks and gardens become weighed down with masses of purple flowers which later drop off, forming beautiful, if somewhat slippery, stretches of purple carpet underfoot.

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It's a very pretty time of year to visit the city. Now the end of the jacaranda season is around the corner and we'll have to wait until next year for nature to put on its dazzling purple display again.

Jacaranda flowers

Jacaranda flowers

Posted by margaretm 07:52 Archived in Mexico Tagged nature mexico city jacarandas

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Hi! I live in Mexico and am currently writing a blog about life in Mexico. I love jacarandas, and I would like to ask permission to copy that first photo (with the bench) to my blog. If you grand permission, how would you like credit to be given? Thanks!

by coxescoto

Sure, you can use the photo and just put my name Margaret Metcalfe along with it. I have a Mexico Photo Website too with loads of photos especially of Mexico City if you are interested...


and also a Facebook page called Inside Mexico... feel free to check them out.

by margaretm

Thank you Margaret, for your quick and gracious response! I will check out your website! I have just started my blog, connected with a book I wrote set in Mexico. If you are interested, I'm at coxescotoasistersprayerblog.wordpress.com. Thanks again so much! Congratulations on the beautiful photos!

by coxescoto

Hi, I checked out your blog... love the sound of the book and that beautiful illustration! Maybe I will be able to buy the book if I can find it somewhere. Just wondering, are you involved in Christian work in Mexico/Mexico City?

If you like jacarandas, this link will send you to my photography page on Spring in Mexico City:


by margaretm

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