The reason I have used the above word “nearly” is that the Forest Park where the attached photos were taken is only about 1 mile (1.6k) way from my house. That is nearly in my back garden, isn’t it?
The park is situated in the middle of a large (thousands of acres) pine tree plantation area and very rarely gets used these days, although a lady and her dog obviously slept there last night. The Jacaranda trees, by looking at their size and shape, have been there for some time, but the color (colour) of their flower petals is just amazing. The bright green leaves will form as soon as the flowers die away, making it a very good shade tree.
I hope you will enjoy these photos that are nearly in my back garden.
Today is two days before summer officially arrives here, but you tell that to the weatherman. It was 72F (22C) overnight and the temperature is now 90F (32C), all with high humidity. It took some time this morning to get photos with enough sun showing, but they turned out reasonably well considering.
For all those in the northern hemisphere and feeling the cold, you can look forward to this next year.
Remember, us humans are just a very small part of nature, and therefore we should always work with it, not against it.