During our summer months, when most other plants and trees are struggling too survive, the jacarandas are in full bloom, like this one. I LOVE their deep purple flowers. Many landscapers use them in yards and we have one in our back yard. I do notice, however, that their wood is quite brittle and branches do fall off quite easily. But, with blossoms like this, who's complaining? ABC Wednesday for September 22, 2010.