SUBTROPICAL

 

Palm trees, subtropical flowers, high rise buildings, freeway signs, big mall areas are so much the pleasant part of the Los Angeles basin where I lived for three decades. The less pleasant part are the traffic jams, waiting for more than an hour at any restaurant in the weekends.

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A few weeks ago I heard from a Canadian musician (Joshua Mills), that when he was a little boy one of his biggest wishes was to see palm trees and subtropical flowers. This was the inspiration for this post.
(Fri Greens, leaf Textures)

 

Fri Hunt
Begin with K: Keepsake pic of Peach splash in the fountain
Weeks Favorite: Jacaranda
Yellow or Gold: below

 

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Thursday door frame (below for the whole building)

 

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Did not realize how many subtropical flowers are a such a common sight in Southern California: Agapanthus, Jacaranda, Bougainvillea. Bromeliads

 

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Don’t know if Koi are considered subtropical, but these live in the waters of the Huntington Library in Pasedena

 

 

Los AngelsMoveIt Sign_2719Move It Sign – seen from the freeway close to down town Los Angeles. Left the emergency lights on the bottom, such a part of the city traffic.
(Good Fences)

 

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When some people treated me like a (rich) cosmopolitan when I lived in the suburbs of LA, I dreaded nothing more,  so I started responding,  “I live in California.”  “Where?” “In the city …by the way ….I like your …”
Am not a cosmopolitan. I like old, but not broken. Hubs just fixed this for me. (Tue Treasures)

 

 

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The whole background of the door above
Peach, just had her 6th birthday- in this pic splashing
in the fountain when she was 2 years old.
(Thurs. Door, Water World)

 

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Clouds of sunset reflected
(Weekend Reflect,  Sky Watch)

 

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53 Comments Add yours

  1. That is such an interesting doorway to the Target. Everywhere that I have lived has a plain entry into the store. I think Jacaranda trees are quite spectacular!

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    1. jesh stg says:

      This Target is in a ritzy neighborhood mall in Irvine, CA, so that may have to do with it:)
      Jacaranda trees are quite commonly seen in Southern California. Haven’t seen Jacarandas here around Sacramento yet, and only a handful of palm trees. Hope your kids are recuperating well and you can return to your normal life:)

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  2. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, I love the shot of the kiddie at the fountain. The Jacaranda blooms are beautiful. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

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  3. jMo says:

    Happy sixth to Peach! I guess this summer was a much better one for you weather and no threat of evacuation wise, J. I don’t think I could ever have made it in LA for such a long time, not without a LOT of moola anyway. I must say, that’s a pretty fancy Tar je.

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  4. ewok1993 says:

    Very interesting. I never knew those flowers are considered subtropical.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. TexWisGirl says:

    the jacaranda is so beautiful!

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  6. Peter B says:

    Beautiful capture of the jacaranda in bloom!

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    1. mallens425 says:

      I am Australian, but have lived in the UK for 46 years. I left Adelaide when I was 23. I first went back to our neighbourhood for a visit 12 years after I left. we had a beautiful jacaranda in the back yard that was over 50 years old. I cried when I found out and saw the new owners had got rid of the tree, because they didn’t like the “mess” it left after flowering.

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  7. That’s a fancy Target entrance and door. Ours are quite plane.

    Happy 6th Birthday to Peach!

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    1. jesh stg says:

      This is the one in Irvine, CA – a ritzy neighborhood:)

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      1. Oh Ho! I wonder if this Target carries better quality than my local Target. 🙂

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      2. jesh stg says:

        I don’t know -didn’t go inside because we had three little kiddos with us:)

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  8. Carol says:

    I live in Florida and have seen lovely Jacaranda and Bougainvillea blooms and palms also. Great shots!

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  9. DeniseinVA says:

    Lovely choices Jesh, enjoyed your selection today.

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  10. Pam Greer says:

    Love all of your selections!

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  11. jMo says:

    That’s too bad it costs more to live in the country, I guess gas and car wear and tear are always factors. Gas prices have been incredibly low here and on of my fav grocery stores offers “fuel perks” to boot. I paid .83/gal to fill up a few days ago. You don’t like baking with electric? All my Christmas presents are made with a crappy old electric apt stove, but you get to know its quirks. Guess I’m lucky to be out here kind of in the city or burbs but with countryside surrounding me. I rarely miss living downtown.

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  12. felicia says:

    Wow that jacaranda tree is fabulous.

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  13. Would never have guessed it was the entrance to Target! Nice post.

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  14. I love the Jacaranda blossom adn the fish and as well as the refection in the water with the little boy. Have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Love your photo of the jacaranda tree. It looks magnnificentt.

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  16. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice one this week 🙂

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  17. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, the fish are so colorful and pretty. Great images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  18. I was an adult before I saw my first palm tree in the “wild.” BTW, koi survive freezing winters here in Virginia.

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  19. breathtaking says:

    Hello!:) Beautiful Jacaranda tree, I see them in the south of Portugal, and have always admired that amazing array of o lilac blooms.

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  20. riitta k says:

    I have never seen jacaranda in bloom – that is stunning! Thank you for sharing at OBW.

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  21. viralscrap says:

    We have a jacaranda in our backyard – I love your photo as it captures the beauty of this simple tree when flowering. So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.

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  22. I agree with everyone that the tree is spectacular and the Target door amazing. I visited Huntington Gardens last year with our older daughter and it’s quite a place!

    janet

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  23. Ramona says:

    The tree with the purple flowers… such a beauty!

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  24. James says:

    Nice reflections!
    I miss seeing Jacaranda trees. 😦

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  25. Nice post. The Jacaranda tree is pretty. Great looking entrance door, Fun sign in your fence shot, Wish I could yell that at drivers here in town sometimes.

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  26. ladyfi says:

    The jacaranda is fabulous!

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  27. elizabethfstewart says:

    I do love vacationing in a beautiful warm location by the sea with palm trees overhead!

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  28. Hi Jesh, Thank you for your sweet comment on my post. We will never forget.
    I grew up in Miami, Florida and palm trees and sub-tropical plants were a part of my life. Funny, we now live in the mountains of NC and dearly love the different seasons and where we live now.

    Love your tropical photo though. Calif is really a beautiful state.
    Happy Blue Monday and have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Jeanne

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  29. Rajlakshmi says:

    Jacaranda looks so beautiful… Loved the koi fishes too. I feel like going on a vacation now 🙂

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  30. narami says:

    Lovely trip through California jesh, thanks for sharing with TuesdaysofTexture!

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  31. What a fun collection! We like subtropical (as you know)~

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  32. Melody62 says:

    What a wonderful looking tree…. I guess it can be quit an eyecatcher!

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-9-j

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  33. Roger Green says:

    a series for great shots. I was particularly interested in the plant life, very different from upstate NY. ROG, ABCW

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  34. Ros Crawford says:

    Gorgeous photos!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at

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  35. Palm trees and subtropical flowers sounds like a good title for a Joni Mitchell song. 🙂

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    1. jesh stg says:

      Um, I think I don’t know Joni Mitchell:) But I believe you! Sorry for getting back so late! Ha a few busy weeks!

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  36. Beautiful shots, Jesh. We are lucky here in Melbourne because in as little as three hours on a plane we can go up to Queensland and enjoy the lush tropical vegetation and flowers.
    Than you for your participation in the Floral Friday Foto meme, I look forward to your next contribution.

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  37. Some lovely greens in that selection, Jesh! I love the goldfish in the greenish water especially.
    Thanks for taking part in the Friday Greens, I look forward to your next contribution.

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  38. I don’t see any tropical vegetation here… lovely photos Jesh… Michelle

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    1. jesh stg says:

      The palms and jacaranda ate supposed to be subtropical.. (if you were looking at my post “subtropical” )have a great weekend! Jesh~

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  39. Lisa @ LTTL says:

    I do not think I could live in the LA area, well, really most of southern Cali… too many people and too hot… but, I would love to visit for a summer and stay for a bit to really experience it there. Thanks for the peek into life there.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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    1. jesh stg says:

      Came to LA when I was younger and studying. Now I’m older it’s nice not to deal with big city things (live in Northern CA now, in the mountains), but I do miss the cultural things, the life at the coast, and there’s always something to photograph!

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  40. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© says:

    The trees are beautiful, jesh.
    ~

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  41. jammy7000 says:

    Nice ones, Jesh! Thanks for sharing in the Travel Tuesday meme. I hope to see more of your photos this week.

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  42. Shelly says:

    I wonder if Target is on sale, I mean the Black Friday is fast approaching.
    Points of Views and Travels and Places

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    1. jesh stg says:

      Do you mean, if there is a sale at Target? (Guess you don’t mean if the store Target is for sale?) Since my kids have grown and on their own, I hardly come there anymore:) Decisions, decisions! If your daughter got burned out from swimming, I would keep an eye on her:)

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  43. Great pictures! Jacaranda trees are so beautiful.

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